Has managed to win for this team on his second start over the long sprint of 7f. Didn’t manage the last out the 1m trip last time and now dropped back sprinting again should have the required speed to be too good for this lot for the Joseph O’Brien team.
She had been going off at ridiculously big prices on numerous occasions prior to being punted off the boards last time. They weren’t far wrong having only just come up short in the closing stages to finish third. The difference this time is that she’s drawn down on the paint in stall one, so should get the ideal passage for the two-turn, 1m 2f trip at Fundalk.
Has really improved the last twice since stepping onto the all-weather at Dundalk, he hit a bit of a flat spot last time before rallying later to be beaten just 3/4 of a length, given a much better draw this evening there should be a different outcome
It’s always useful to have a runner with hardly any mileage on the clock in a race of this nature. The selection didn’t run too badly around here on the second of his three races to date and the rest of these are struggling for any worthwhile form. Tony Carroll’s runner looks to have been particularly well placed by his handler and this is a golden opportunity for him to put it in the back of the net.
Trainer James Fanshawe is pretty cold at the moment – not having had a winner from his last nine starters. However, his record around Kempton’s all weather track is very impressive overall. Interestingly, he has stepped this runner-up in distance to 7f after just two starts in his care. She wasn’t beaten last far last time at Newcastle but the handicapper is feeling generous and has dropped her 7lbs in the ratings.
She finds herself at the basement level and it’s a great opportunity to get her head in front.
It didn’t take long to find his groove when being switched to Robert Cowell winning on just his second start for the team. That was over the minimum 5f trip and he always looked as if he would be better when stepping up in distance. He steps up to 6f tonight and is well drawn to get a perfect toe into the contest. Again. the handicapper looks to have been very lenient in dropping him 7lbs recently.
Angus Villiers is excellent value for his 7lb claim and he only requires four more winners to get that reduced to 5lbs.
He can chalk one off in this contest.
*Prices and declarations correct at time of publishing