STATS/ANGLES OF INTEREST
TTP: MAIN TRAINER SYSTEMS
2.30 Ayr: Lady Cordie (16/1<) UP
3.00 Ayr: Fray (16/1<) UP
4.30 Ayr: Nicholas T (16/1<) UP
6.30 Ffos Las: Moonjaned UP/ Swift Cedar (16/1<, guide) UP
SPRINT HANDICAP TESTING ZONE
Blue Sonic – 1 point win – 6/1 (SkyB/PP) , 11/2 (general) 3rd*
*well, if you back proper hold up horses in races like this you have to sit, sit, sit some more, and then suffer. He was travelling much the best and if able to get any room when the jockey wanted would have won I dare say. But, that is how it goes. We/I ‘tipped’ Bunce LTO at Muss- and he was 12s this morning. I didn’t keep the faith with that one and I am unsure why – blinkered too much on BS maybe. When focusing in these races I suspect there will be a lot of that type of mental anguish to deal with. Backing Bunce again would have been one way to cope I suppose! Maybe I need to try and ensure I always have/consider more closely prominent runners as a matter of course – a few too many times I have just had hold up types on board, many running no sort of races/struggling to get involved. (Redcar an example)
Well this one comes out 2 days after letting us down. The hood was removed late, a slow start, and she could never get to the leaders. I won’t blame that entirely as she had plenty of time, is a hold up horse anyway, and ran OK in 4th. She may have had to challenge on the wrong side, and in any case the pace didn’t really collapse, the leaders never coming back. She is worth one more go here I think. She drops back to 5f. I am unsure if that is ideal but she has won over the trip and there looks to be some more pace to aim at here. Tudhope is also back in the plate which catches the eye, having been on her for his hat-trick this time last year and he hasn’t ridden her since. She won 2 days after one of her wins last year so the quick return is no negative. She can be restless in the stalls and can blow her chance. She can’t afford a slow start of this distance. Anyway, at 6/1, I think she is worth one more go. There is no inform, ultra progressive, short priced fav in here either. It looks open enough on paper and she should give it a good go.
That is all for today in this bit.
TRAINERS IN FORM
Not much to shout about on the Saturday for this developing section, albeit a 25/1 second which was ok. Remember these are a starting point and I have yet to look at the horses/races etc. Let’s go to Windsor today…
5.50 – Diamond Vine (14,30) 18/1
7.20 – Challow (14,c1) 4/1
7.50 – Rock Steady (14,30,C1,C5) 3/1
8.20 – Carolinae (14,30) 6/4 | Cosmic Storm (30,c1,C5) 9/2
That is all for today.