All the focus is on Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday but a winners a winner in my book. Let’s try to build some momentum under the Friday night lights.
Meetyouatthemoon, Dundalk 6pm
Tracey Collins’ runner has done little wrong in two tries to date with the second of those around here over a furlong shorter. She really started to motor home well inside the last 50 yards chasing home a solid type in Hunaina who is rated 81. A step up to the long sprint of 7f looks perfect and she’s drawn one of the paint as well.
Tamayef, Newcastle 6.20pm
Was very green early on when winning on debut over C&D which was strange for one of Hugo Palmer’s. He went off a big price so he must of been sleeping in his work at home. Now fitted with cheek pieces, he may still be underestimated with the soon to be crowned champion apprentice Josephine Gordon (3) on top.
Aared, Dundalk, 7.05pm
Comes in here off a cracking effort in the Irish Cambridgeshire when only beaten two lengths into third. Kevin Prendergast’s colt has only been once out of the first three in seven races this year and has been in the top two both times he’s raced at Dundalk. This could be a timely confidence booster for the combination that run Awtaad at Ascot on Saturday.
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Gypsy Major, Newcastle, 7.20pm
Went back-to-back here in pretty impressive fashion a few runs ago, back but has been poor the last twice on the turf.
I’d like to think the way he won before that 64 is within reach now back at his ideal trip & track. There should be a fair gallop on to aim at which looks vital for him.
Hawke, Dundalk, 8.05pm
Not long been in the care of JP Murtagh but has made a cracking start winning here on debut and then running massive in Group 3 company over course and distance. It looks like he will be played late as tonight’s rivals Highly Toxic and Spruce Meadows like to push on from the front. Multiple champ Pat Smullen doesn’t need any instructions and can get the job done again.
Paper Faces, Newcastle, 8.20pm
Roger Varian’s filly looks like she’s been given a very workable mark after not pulling up any trees on three qualifying runs. A closer look at her last start over 7f at Wolverhampton wasn’t a bad effort. She was quickly away and then lost her position. She did make some late headway which strongly suggests that a step back up in trip is going to be perfect.