East Street Revue looks to have plenty in his favour here with the return to 5f at the track looking sure to suit. He’s dropped to a mark of 72, having been rated as high as 94 in his prime, though he has been shaping as if retaining plenty of his old ability of late.
He was disappointing on his last start, which was over 6f, though previous to that he was an excellent third at Beverly behind two well treated horses that have boosted the form since. He wears blinkers here, which he has run really well in before, and hopefully they will sharpen him up.
He also gets the assistant of David Allan, Tim Easterby’s main jockey, for only the 2nd time in his 42 race career, which in my opinion suggests the stable may fancy him here.
Ricochet has his first start he for rookie trainer Tom Ward, who is a former assistant trainer to Richard Hannon. He looked very promising early in his career, though his failure to settle in his races often seemed to cost him. On his second start, he was beaten just a length by No Nonsense, trained by David Elsworth, who is now rated 100.
This would make Ricochet look quite well treated off a mark of 67, particularly if his new trainer can get some improvement out of him.
He’s booked Tom Marquand, Richard Hannon’s stable jockey, suggesting they mean business here and he’s got a very good chance of kicking his training career off with a winner.
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