'He's the old boy in the lucky last but can still shift a bit when it falls right for him'
At The Races' Jason Weaver has studied the form and potentially landed on a couple of smashing chances
Viscount Barfield bolted in last time out at Chester and has only been handed a 5lb rise in the handicap. It looked like the turning track kept him interested and he smoothly made headway off a fast pace. That looks a given again at Beverley with Relight My Fire drawn in one setting the pace. Draw a bullseye on his jockey’s back as the Viscount will take aim and pick him up late.
Yes it’s been a long time between drinks but Cool Music’s not been asked the right question trip wise so far. She ran a mile and a quarter last time at Newcastle and was only getting going late on – suggesting strongly that this mile and a half is desperately needed. Add to that her only try around here was over the extended mile when she ran a blinder and we’ve got plenty in our favour.
He’s the old boy in the lucky last but Rocket Rob can still shift a bit when it falls right for him. He’s down a long way in the handicap and although he’s never getting back up to a rating of 90, he’s real competitive off 58. His hold up style needs a bit of luck, but with a big field and a strong gallop it all looks in place for the old Newmarket raider.
Town’s History managed to win at Chelmsford over 6f in a weak contest and as a result was handed a workable mark of 78. He ran a cracker stepped up in trip at Yarmouth behind an improver and we see him stepped up again in trip to squeeze a little more improvement from him here. He ran well on his only start with ease in the ground, and the trainer has found a winnable race.
It’s only Weald Al Emarat’s second try for a red-hot Simon Crisford stable and he bounced back to form when failing by a head to reel in Iconic at Newbury. He also has an entry at Sandown the following afternoon but this looks the safe option to get another victory on the board. Trip, track and ground are all fine and the Doyler (James Doyle!) is booked to boot. If he does switch to Saturday it’s another reason to follow him in.