Jason 'The Shark' Weaver marks your Friday night card
Here's hoping it's pints on Paddy this weekend
Sharja Queen was 66/1 on return in the 1000g and ran accordingly. She has her sights lowered here and steps up in trip which will be perfect, the weather is going to play its part and she bolted up on heavy ground last year at Foss Las showing a good change of gear in the conditions. There’s lots in our favour.
With guaranteed pace draw in stall 2 with Bosham this is going to be set up for a close contest. Memories Galore is having her first spin down at 5f and having shown loads of boot at 6f tonight she can get a toe early & when Bosham cries enough at the furlong pole her turbo should kick in, we know she will hit the line strong and this 5f takes a bit of getting.
Lots in here have reached their ceiling as far as handicap marks are concerned but American Hustle is unexposed down at 6f as its only her second try sprinting, she forced the early pace last time and tired late on, that will put her spot on for tonight and the trainer has already hit the target yesterday at a venue he loves, he’s our version of Dermot Weld at Galway!
Sainted is the big improver in here after only having two starts. It’s been pelting down here and that’s no worry for her – her maiden win was on heavy. She ran well on return at Leicester, she’s related to Telmeyd & Penitent (both rated in the 100s) and her rating of 76 looks an absolute gift.
The old Italian firm are teaming up and they look nap material at HQ with Four on Eight. This will be the softest ground he’s run on but out of a pivotal mare it could make him take another step forward, he gets the massive 3-year-old weight for age allowance and has been placed perfectly by the wily old fox Luca Cumani.
Target trainer William Haggis will of had this in mind for some time with Dawn Missile who is a smart type, only made his debut last year in April and quickly got the hang of it winning three times from six races (also two seconds as well). The trip and track are fine, lets hope for good or quicker ground and he won’t be lacking anything from the saddle with Pat Smullen booked.