No system qualifiers again.
Horse of Interest…
3.35 Uttox – Lady of Longstone– 8/1 | 9/1… UP*
*no excuse there really,was in the right place and didn’t go much of a pace- maybe best to wait for a flat track and ensure ground proper good/firmer- which I am not sure that was. Knew all that mind and was happy to have a nibble at that price. Moving on.
Looks interesting for an EW play I think- the ‘way in’ is the pace angle. I’m sure she should be able to get an easy enough lead here and try and make all. That is usually how she wins her races. She comes here having shown more life on her last couple of starts and esp LTO over a shorter trip. Having won off 123 she is also well handicapped now and even more so with the 5lb claim. She is starting to look dangerous. It may not be today but you’d think she will be going close soon enough in a weak summer handicap. She wouldn’t want any rain so a thundery shower (possible) would ruin any chance and there is a niggle about her not liking the track. In fact on HRB metrics, in handicap hurdles on ‘flat’ tracks (this is slightly undulating) she is 5/14,8p,+29. Maybe she’ll bolt up NTO at Worcester or something. But 8/1 seems a decent enough price. The Newland horse may be too good/progressive but you can’t ever be scared of favs in this game.
That’s all for today.