The Sir Mark Prescott yard are finally coming back into form after a difficult first half of the season and we can look forward to his young horses mopping up a load of low grade handicaps as they go up in trip – as has been the case for the last 20 years.
Having shown nothing in four novice runs last season, The Game Is On improved from his seasonal debut at Southwell and was backed into 5/2 favourite at Bath.
That was a turf debut and he looked as if the experience would bring him on plenty, having been keen and slightly hampered at a crucial stage. The step up from 8 to 10 furlongs seems certain to suit (plenty of stamina on dam’s side) and should take a bit of stopping in what is essentially a weak enough handicap.
Incinerator sets a fair standard here, having been second to one last time that has plenty of fancy entries.
Has the rail, which is a big help at Catterick and should prove difficult to beat.
Indian Raj won twice as a 3-year-old before being off the track for two years and has returned in fair nick this season.
The form of his most recent run has been franked and he will be tough to beat here with Oisin Murphy now taking over in the saddle (this is a yard he does well with – seven winners from 39 rides this season).
Moraweed will likely be a tough nut to crack for Roger Varian but at the prices Qaysar looks a decent bet.
Richard Hannon’s charge has now dropped below his last winning mark and his last run can be significantly upgraded having been trapped out wide at Chelmsford.
He definitely looks capable of running well off this mark.
- Bath 14:00 – The Game Is On (EVS)
- Catterick 14:10 – Incinerator (EVS)
- Sandown 19:05 – Indian Raj (3/1)
- Sandown 19:35 – Moraawed (15/8)
A £/€1 acca on these four selections returns £/€45 on paddypower.com. Odds correct at time of posting, subject to change.