ITV ‘Through The Card’
A bit of fun for ITV 7/placepot purposes, do with it as you please. As always not ‘tips’ as such but hopefully 2/3 can go in…
1.15 K – Southfield Stone – 5/1 – PN is 6/10 in this race and SS could well get to dictate here. I think it’s between him and Comanche Red but that tactical positioning/pace swung it and CR could get tapped for toe at some point if given a patient ride over shorter/better ground than LTO (however that race is working out very well). Master Tommy T is a danger also but I wonder if he may get a confidence boosting ride after the fall LTO.
1.50 K – Solo – 15/8 – a non betting race really imo given the guesswork/unexposed nature of the horses but one for free ITV 7 players/placepots etc. If the market is to be believed it’s between the top two. This one is a talking horse from the yard I suppose with some solid French form in the book already. They like him. It amazes me the number of horses in these colours who pull very hard/don’t like being in front too long, so it will be interesting if he’s another like that or not! They can be longer term projects for fences down the line. But the yard seem bullish and they’re in cracking form – this could be one of those Nicholls Saturdays, but we shall see.
2.05 L – Hareem Queen – 4/1 – hmm, well shes unexposed, races prominently and the yard are in form, as is the horse. She’s also got the best GG speed rating by some way and in 5f sprints they’re a decent guide of sorts. It’s her first run at the track I think which poses a question but it seems an open race on paper. I can leave the Spencer horse as she will be held up cold, or has been to date, which generally isn’t great over this CD, however there’s a chance they go quick enough.
2.25 K – Quick Grabin – 14/1 – hmm, well he’s the only G1 winner in the race when trained by Mullins and there’s a chance he will appreciate the drying ground. He may have needed the run LTO also, and the yard will be getting to know him. He could be a lively outsider in what feels an open race, for ‘interest’ purposes, if you must. Elgin would be some danger if ready to go but 4s for one who’s returning after 589 days may be short enough. Song For Someone is solid and Aidan may try and burn them off from the front.
3.02 K – Buzz – 2/1 – he was a decent flat performer who hasn’t done much wrong over hurdles to date. He’s open to plenty of improvement from a decent enough yard!
3.15 L – Dubai Warrior – 7/4 – another ‘non betting’ race to my eyes and surely it’s between the top two in the market here. The Balding horse may take this but I thought Frankie will have an opportunity to ride a tactical race and he could well beat him that way – i think he will have track position on his main rival and is open to progress also. On what they’ve done to date you’d think it’s between the top two.
3.35 K – Members Selection