Like a few of the runners in this line-up he makes his handicap debut off what looks a relatively lenient mark. On his first two tries he showed next to nothing, however it’s his last run at Brighton over seven furlongs that really caught the eye, when not beaten very far in a fair contest. Stepping up to the mile from the middle draw looks absolutely ideal for him.
He has had very little racing for a four-year-old with just one race per season to date. His return up at Newcastle over the straight mile was a very solid effort in defeat going down by just a neck. He was punted on that occasion as if defeat was out of the question, with the front two pulling seven lengths clear of the third. He can recoup the losses on Friday night.
She has impressively managed to win on two of her five starts already, once over six furlongs at Lingfield and last time out getting up late on over the minimum five furlongs. On both occasions, the time of that victory was very quick and her run style suggested that this trip of seven furlongs will be up her street.
Showed progressive form when winning on his third lifetime start at Lingfield over six furlongs, however that came to an abrupt end at Wolverhampton last time when he was beaten out of sight. He was pushed along and never going at any stage, it was just too bad to be true. The fact he backs up just short of the month later over the same trip suggests they have located the problem and he can put that run well behind him.
Related to a few winners and notably some who stay very well, that’s the key after three qualifying runs over seven furlongs and the extended mile and one. Going up in trip on his handicap debut is sure to be of benefit and we get a massive jockey switch as Martin Harley takes over in the saddle and he is riding the crest of a wave at present.
Has not been seen to best effect at Chelmsford and Southwell in his last two having previously bolted up from the back of the pack over tonight’s long trip of seven furlongs three runs ago. 56 is a mark that he is more than capable of and with an inside draw here, in a contest where they look nearly guaranteed to go a good gallop is perfect for him. I expect Locomotion to be played fast and late in the lucky last.