Diary: July 26 2007

Winners have been a tad thin on the ground of late but tomorrow looks a bit more hopeful.


There are a couple of runners from our list to follow in the 8.10 at Folkestone. Pairumani Princess has been 3rd on her last 2 runs and this looks an easier race that either of those.  She is a half sister to Persian Lightning who was a decent handicapper and also won a listed race.  Franchoek, trained by Alan King made an encouraging return to the track when 5th last time out and the 2nd in that race, Duty Free has won since.


In the 8.40 the consistent Monte Alto has definite claims but I am going to take a chance with Northern Jem, who may have found the going a bit too lively when well behind Hearthstead Maison last time.


The 4.30 at Sandown looks a competitive affair.  Seabow is very lightly raced and the very fact that he has been kept in training at 4 by the Godolphin outfit encourages me.  Clear Sailing was a long way last of 5 when making his seasonal reappearance here last month.  Had looked promising when winning at Nottingham last season and should not be written off yet.  The Sir Michael Stoute pair of Cabinet and Manbar are others for the shortlist but my selection goes to Seabow.


Furmigadelagiusta showed battling qualities when winning by a short head last time at Newbury in heavy ground and should go well in the 5.00 at Sandown.


Osteopathic Remedy was runner up at Thirsk over a mile last time out.  He is back to 6 furlongs tomorrow in the 6.30 at York and has an each way chance.


Bo McGinty has been running well this season without winning and also without being given too much chance by the handicapper.  He runs in the 7.00 at York where he does have some claims on form but heavy ground is not ideal for him.


Secret World and Shumookh represent our list to follow in the 7.30.  Secret World has had injury problems and although a 4 year old is very lightly raced.  His 4th in the Lockinge at Newbury earlier in the season puts him bang in with a chance here.  Shumookh likes to dominate from the front.  He was 2nd in a similar race at Nottingham last time out and is not without a chance.  I will give a slight preference to Secret World however.


Bye for now


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