Below are three horses I’ve picked out who contested races this season that are already working out well. Their profiles and the form of said races suggests they ‘could’ be well handicapped and ready to strike soon. As always with any ‘Tracker Tuesday’ posts, those mentioned will be highlighted in the free to air Daily Members Posts for their next three starts, hopefully stopping at a winner. I personally use such horses as a ‘way in’ before further assessment of their chance, in the context of today’s race conditions/the opposition. So far this season, my ‘hot form’ horses are 2/11, 5p, -3.
Hot Form Horses
- 3YO Chestnut Gelding
- Trainer: E Harty
- Hot Form Race: 9th June, 3.30 Leopardstown, (18 runners, 7f, 45-70, Good to Firm)
This horse was having just his 5th career start and first in 137 days when running a credible 2nd here, beaten 3.25 lengths. There was a further 4.5 lengths back to the third. The horse that beat him this day was also rated 68 and would go up to a mark of 80. He then won again on the 14th June, making me think David Garrick should have wins in him. The 7th and 12th from this race have also won since and while it was only a 45-70 handicap, it could be a race worth tracking. Whether he can build on this promise, and is a backable price to do so, we shall soon find out…
Casina Di Notte
- 6YO Chestnut Gelding
- Trainer: M Botti
- Hot Form Race: 3rd June, 6pm, Yarmouth, (10 runners, C5, 7f, Firm)
Another chestnut gelding here who looks like he could strike again soon from his mark of 72. While he is a 6 year old he’s only had 8 runs on turf in the UK (2/8,4p) and this 4th placed effort gives connections something to build on. It was his first start in 87 days and 1f short of his optimum distance I think. All career wins to date have come over 8f and in fact he’s 2/3,3p at Yarmouth over 8f. Since this race a few of them have run since, including the 3rd and 5th, who he split. They have both won since, giving the form some substance for the grade.
Never In Paris
- 3YO Bay Filly
- Trainer: K Burke
- Hot Form Race: 8th June, 13.45, Haydock (10 runners, C3, 5f, G-S)
This race is ‘developing’, the subsequent runners now 1/4, 4 places. Never In Paris finished 6th in this race, beaten 2.4l. She raced off 82 here and has since been dropped 1lb. The 5th, Garsman, has since won off 77. The 4th has gone close in a C3 off 84 and the 3rd ran well at Royal Ascot, finishing 3rd in the handicap decimated by Art Power. Still, it was a decent performance, splitting horses rated 93-96. The 1st ran in a Listed race yesterday and finished last. The 2nd , Royal Context, hasn’t run since and it will be interesting to see if he can boost the form further. This was a 3YO only handicap and they all seemingly have some sort of future, at their level.
Never In Paris also finished 8th in last season’s Super Sprint at Newbury, a race which has produced numerous winners. She ran here as if needing the run and I’d like to think we’ll see more at some point on her next three starts, given her form to date. A mark of 81 looks workable.