You couldn’t fail to be impressed with the way he bolted up at Chelmsford by seven lengths. The handicapper was also suitably impressed as he has him perched on a mark of 87. There’s plenty of inform rivals in opposition, but only himself and Hemingway stand out as the real lightly-raced improvers – in a tough spot he’s going to be a fair price.
He’s dropped a long way down the ratings and was quietly fancied on his first try here over 7f last time but disappointed quite badly. However, dropping back down to the minimum seems the way to go for him. Over this stiff 5f a lot of punters will be put off, but he’s undoubtedly very well treated and isn’t short of boot. He can get it done tonight at the expense of the Irish raider.
She put up her best effort for new connections last time over the minimum at Fundalk. She wasn’t far behind the likes at Palavacini Run and Strategic Heights, so a reproduction of that would put her right on the premises. Stepping up a furlong looks the right move as far as she is concerned and the likely favourite, Jet Setter, doesn’t seem to like putting his head in front where it matters. At the Jamstick!
Has been knocking loudly on the door underneath this pilot for some time now without quite getting the rub of the green. Effective at 5f and 6f so today’s distance won’t be a problem for the seven-year-old as he gets new headgear in blinkers and the tongue-tie also.
That should get him back to the winners enclosure as he’s fairly drawn in stall 7. There looks a bit of pace in stall 6 and also out wide in 12, so hopefully he can get a lead early on.
He’s an old favourite around this ballpark and has been running consistently well for a long time now. He’s flexible as regards the trip, he also seems to run well over as far as the mile and a half or back down in distance to tonight’s trip of a mile. All the focus will be on Try Again, who is looking for the hat-trick and that possibly our selection could go off at a solid each way price.
In an ideal world he’ll just get a sit in behind a real strong gallop. Tonight’s pilot Declan McDonogh was a touch unlucky just to be caught right on the line three starts back when he looked all over the winner. He’s well handicapped at present and don’t be surprised if there’s a market move for him late on.
Bomber Jackson is well weighted and we couldn’t have a better pilot on our side than The Enforcer. He can make the running or just take a sit in a handy spot, there should be no excuses tonight.