From a ratings point of view the four-year-old Emmaus has quite a bit to find, however, he is a lightly-raced runner in this lineup with a massive chance to improve.
The form of his stable is a positive, and he also has course and distance winning form under very similar conditions. Jallotta & Donjuan Triumphant are going to make the market for us in the big race of the day at Leicester.
Safe Voyage seems to handle any underfoot conditions, so, whichever way the weather turns, he is a guaranteed player. He’s been drawn towards the inside stall position, and number four is an ideal spot over the tricky seven furlong trip here.
At present, he is a massive double-digit price at 16/1 and looks a serious each-way runner, and, with David Egan, last season’s champion apprentice, taking off a valuable 3lbs, he has little weight on his back.
Lualiwa should set a strong pace after recently winning at Musselburgh, and that will be perfect for this selection’s style.
There was no fluke whatsoever about High Acclaim’s recent Doncaster Spring mile handicap success, although the price of 50/1 would lead you to believe otherwise. That form has been rubberstamped with a second to Humbert in a very tough handicap at Newbury.
Once again, High Acclaim sits at the bottom of the weights and, with the jockey’s claim, will only have the featherweight of 7st 13lbs to carry.
This should be run at a break-neck gallop, as there are confirmed speedsters Custom Cut and Masham Star in the lineup, but he can pounce late here and make it a very good day for young David Egan.
Moonrise Landing has always been a very talented runner, if a little fragile. She has low mileage for a seven-year-old, but has not reached her full potential yet, and is already a triple-digit rated performer.
She was thought good enough to run in an Oaks Trial after a maiden success, and has continued to improve since stepping up in distance.
Two miles is absolutely perfect for her return to action. She can make the long trek north from Ralph Beckett’s stable a profitable one as she has the class and quality to give weight away to all but one of her rivals. This is an ideal starting point for her season.