Starting the week with a post.
1:00 Leicester –
Not the easiest race to assess. I would let the betting settle for this 6f race on good to firm going. I have half an eye on Tom Dascombe’s Rickenbacker. This son of Requinto was a giant price on debut at Chester when, seemingly, second string. He was a slow away and a touch outpaced. This is a drop in class and this bay colt should be wiser for that introduction. Not the strongest of selections but has each-way claims.
5:45 Pontefract –
Karl Burke does well with his two-year-olds on their second start and Pontefract is a course he has seen success. True Jem wasn’t overly fancied on debut but showed good pace until tiring in the closing stages in testing conditions. This faster surface should help her see out the race. It’s worth noting that this daughter of Dabirsim was earmarked for the Woodcote Stakes which may add a little bit to hopes of a juvenile with potential. Interesting to see how the betting goes. May have each-way claims although if very weak in the betting it may be a negative.
6:00 Windsor –
Once again, a half confusing race and a few of these are hard to assess. Russelinthebushes sets the standard and the type of horse to lead on this dog-leg course and could take some catching. A couple of gritty head-bob loses show connection step up in class to contest the Marygate Listed Stakes at York. After leading, she dropped back and it was a disappointing effort. There is always a chance she could be regressing and one reason why I wouldn’t be tempted to bet at short odds. If You Can Dream may well win but that’s the gamble of a horse whose had a couple of hard races. Clive Cox has been in flying form and most of his winners have come on debut. Well drawn, this daughter of Showcasing could go well. I would take a look at the betting just before the off. If strongly fancied, I would fear this horse. Definitely of of the most likely to shine. Robert Cowell has been doing well with his juveniles this year and Turna was well backed on debut and led for a long way before tiring in the closing stages. This faster surface should be to the liking of this daughter of Kodi Bear. In addition, this course suits horses who race prominently. I can see Turna running well although the form is difficult to assess. Also, there is a worry a battle between the Russelinthebushes may see this set up for someone sitting in behind. A watching brief.
Author: Jason Coote