They have smashed horse number nine Stone Mason off the boards and he may be able to make a mockery of his current rating for the new trainer but at 6/4 after 10 weeks off I’m looking for value, The handicap system has changed and if you have finished in the top six after two runs you now qualify for a mark. Ghadbbaan was a 425,000g purchase originally had has been picked up for £10,000, he wasn’t knocked about on his last start over course and distance and I feel he represents each-way value in an open looking start to proceedings
This filly was unlucky not to of doubled her tally three starts ago when getting checked for room at a vital stage at Wolverhampton which suggested that this mark is within reach, The front runner and favourite Mutasaamy is drawn next door in stall number eight which is ideal for us to get a perfect toe into the contest. He may well prove in front of his current rating however he doesn’t look as good so far of a break as our runner who has a particularly good record when fresh.
He’s a bit of a mixture from a pedigree point of view and I feel a little later on in the season he may well get a bit further than sprint distances. He hit the line very strongly in a red-hot valuable sales race at headquarters and this six furlongs at Newcastle looks a perfect starting opportunity, the filly that beat him on that occasion is officially rated 106 so the form looks rock solid.
Looked the proverbial rocket when bolting up under soft-ish conditions at York, he travelled extremely well and was not fully extended for a wide margin success, The three-time champion jockey get the leg up so we are not going to be lacking in that department. I will also be keeping an eye on the market for horse #8 Continental as this £240,000 purchase is coming in with a pretty big reputation as well, but she will need to be very good on racecourse day view to lower the colours of Art Power.
This lad has dropped 11lb in the handicap from a peak rating of 94, his form looks incredibly solid including in very good sprint handicaps at York behind the likes of Recon mission. He has a solid looking record when fresh and his only run to date on the all-weather came at Southwell where he got knocked over at the gate and still made a bit of a run to get on terms with a furlong and a half to go. That effort can be upgraded and he’s drawn one of the paint on the stand side.
Ran a cracker on debut and then disappointed when a short-priced favourite up at Hamilton under very heavy ground conditions, The team were obviously disappointed as he returns after having the cruellest cut of all, the gelding operation and also a wind op, The market will be made for us by the other lightly-raced runner Rock of Diamonds, who drops back down in distance having placed twice over further.
Picked up for the team for £9,000 at the horses in training sale and has caught the eye on a couple of occasions for the new team. Travelled extremely well over six furlongs last time and dropping back down in distance to the minimum looks perfect. They have booked the services of the current champion jockey and that would suggest that he is ready to exploit a very lenient looking mark of 66.
With a pedigree like his he was always going to attract plenty of support in the market – he is out of a triple group one winner, he has been a bit of a slow burner so far and he has got very little mileage on the clock. He’s also off the back of an impressive victory last time and one of the horses who had beaten him previously, Trueshan, sits on a lofty mark of 109, there are two other last time out winners in the lineup for the Philip Kirby stable who warrant respect but the selection is nowhere near his ceiling.
- 1:00 Ghadbbaan
- 1:35 Geizy Teizy
- 2:10 Bond’s Boy
- 2:45 Art Power
- 3:20 Yousini
- 3:55 Oakenshield
- 4:30 Indian Sounds
- 5:05 Alignak
*All odds correct at time of publication