Mark Johnston’s runner took a step in the right direction at Chelmsford on handicap debut and has been nudged up 1lb for that effort.
He was flat out early on and got a few taps around the tail, despite that he kept on going all the way to the line. Newcastle will suit him much better and he could be well placed to grind us out an early winner tonight.
This is the final time I’m tipping Go Kart as I’ve fallen off a cliff with her. She’s got three vital things going for her tonight namely, the booking of Pat Smullen, she’s drawn on an inside post on the paint and is back over 5f. If she can’t get the job done she’ll be on the scrap heap as far as I’m concerned.
I’m going for glory at a big price here. A one-time, very smart performer for Ed Dunlop who is a five-time winner from 7f up to 10.5f. His 0-5 win ratio on the all weather is a worry, but he did run close at Lingfield off a lofty rating of 98 once. Has his first spin at Fundalk off 75, on top of that Damian English worked wonders this year with a similar type in Tribal Path. And there’s been money for him this morning.
Could be called the winner from some way out here last time and a 5lb rise looks very lenient. She’s stepped up in trip a furlong and that won’t be a worry as she was unlucky not to score over 6 furlongs previously. Add to that she was the trainer’s first three-year-old winner for ages as she was out of the yard when the bug struck the yard. This lady is virus free!
His two tries over this trip have been solid as he was only just beaten on both occasions. Those runs came off a mark of 84 and he’s now down to a very tempting mark of 72. Six of his eight career wins have come at this venue and trainer Michael Halford is top dog in this ball park.
Lucky to get just a 1lb hike for an eye-catching and a touch unlucky third place finish to Shelbe over two furlongs shorter here nine days ago. We know plenty about nearly all of the runners in this field,but the selection is only a three-year-old and will improve. He’s bred to be better than his 61 rating for the O’Brien brothers.