2.10 Ponte – Catastrophe 2ND (HEAD) 22/1 – JJ Quinn is 2/5, 4 places here with his handicap dubants. This one has been running well in maidens and steps up in trip here. A slightly problematic draw but that is built into the price, 14/1. Clearly an open race on paper but he looks interesting.
2.30 Plump – Amber Spyglass – 5/2 – (UP – Ran Out) The trainer is 9/18, 10 places with stable newcomers in the last year and 2/5 at the track. This looks a two horse race with many of the others potentially racing to get marks etc. Alan King has a brilliant record here in general, and with his is maiden hurdlers, but his is rather skinny – he will need to be fully tuned up here and it is possible he will need further than this. The selection will be fit and has shown some promise to date. I thought 5/2 was just about ok in the context of this race.
The Alan King and Suzy Smith runners could have been included in the shortlist on the trainer stats alone for the track. If they were not system selections below I would have included them above- I think they should both go well.
2.10 Ponte – Harlequin Rock WON 12/1 (16/1 – 25p R4, also 12/1 was SP price)
4.00 Plump – Gone Too Far – UP
4.30 Plump – Invicta Lake UP
Signing Off, 09.14. Good Luck.