Zipedeedodah is sitting at the top of the handicap, and you may feel he looks a little bit vulnerable.
However, with the excellent Nicola Currie claiming a very good 5lbs off his back, and also being drawn down install number two, they’re both massive positives. From that position he can get an ideal toe into the contest off Swendab who is drawn in one, he possesses a potent change of gear and that can be decisive late on.
Royal Ascot winning juvenile in his pomp, Tha’ir has dropped an awful long way in the ratings since joining this team.
We are not expecting him to get back up to those heady days when he was rated well over 100, but it was a big step back in the right direction last time at Wolverhampton and Luke Morris takes over this time.
A return to the winners enclosure looks promising
Big Bad Lol is lightly raced and from a decent outfit, three qualifying runs saw him start handicapping on a mark of 56 he went in off the revised mark of 54 when winning at Wolverhampton.
This race is full of horses who find it very hard to win and our runner will quickly be up out of these class six contests, Unlike the others he has not reached his ceiling.
Free to Roam is finding it hard to get his head in front at the moment, but has been trying a variety of different trips. Tonight’s distance of 7f looks absolutely ideal after he ran a blinder behind a red hot Aggression here last time over the minimum.
The long sprint of 7 furlongs will suit his racing style that bit better and we have the champion apprentice booked. He is also drawn on right on the paint – there’s plenty in our favour.
Most of the runners in here have leveled off as far as improvement is concerned, however Katiymann is only having his fourth lifetime start on the all-weather.
He only has a feather weight of eight stone 5 pounds on his back tonight and that’s the reason Conor Hoban comes in for a very decent ride. A rating of 86 looks very workable for the hot Halford team.
This old mare, Poetic Choice, certainly knows how to win around Fundalk on a Friday.
Ben Coen is a red hot rider just starting out and we should make good use of his claiming allowance while we can, drawn a bit wide is not ideal but at least our pilot has plenty of time down the back straight over the mile to work himself into a position.
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A good jockey can always overcome a bad draw