Tonight’s bulletin will cover both Friday and Saturday.
I see that Sylvester Kirk saddles Ballora in the Newbury 1.30. This filly is apparently well thought of by connections. The stable’s juveniles usually need their first run but I would certainly keep an eye on this one for the future.
Rainbow Promises makes a belated return to action in the 3.40. Brian Meehan has always thought of her as a Group class filly and she broke the juvenile course record at Lingfield last season. She may well be able to take this if fully would up with the consistent Vital Statistics the likely danger.
Brian Meehan introduces an interesting newcomer in Queen Scarlet in the 6.15 at Newmarket. She is a half sister to the high class miler Nannina. Another runner to look out for is Luca Cumani’s Time Control, a filly with an excellent pedigree.
We’ll Come was a solid 3rd last time out at Newmarket where he couldn’t cope with a devastating finishing burst from Tybalt. He is back to 7 furlongs in the 6.45 and has solid claims. The other runner from our list to follow is Flores Sea who has been unplaced on his last 3 starts since winning over this trip at Thirsk.
Tetouan has only been out of the first 2 once in his last 5 starts. He should again be on the premises in the 7.50.
I have an abysmal record when following Sir Michael Stoute runners. Lang Shining is the latest to get the kiss of death in the 8.20. He was a promising 3rd on his only start as a 2 year old.
Mutajarred goes for a hat trick in the Nottingham 3.55. He was a runaway winner last time out at York and a 6lbs penalty may not be enough to stop him on his favoured heavy going.
Julatten is an interesting one. She is a half sister to the high class Irish hurdler Iktitaf. She has had 3 runs as a juvenile over sprint distances and makes her handicap debut over a mile in the 4.55 at Nottingham.
There are 3 runners from our list to follow in the 7.35 at Pontefract. Bo McGinty has been running well this season and deserves to win one of these. He is well drawn and has the benefits of a very talented apprentice taking 3 lbs off. Pacific Pride and Geojimali have both been a bit out of sorts lately.
Eastern Gift was 4th on his debut at Ascot. He can go one better in the 7.30 at Lingfield.
In the 2.30 at Newbury I like the look of Reverence and Al Qasi. Reverence might be one to avoid if the word soft does not appear in the going description. Baltic King would have an each way chance on a fast surface.
Plum Pudding indicated that he might be coming back to form last time out at Sandown and he could go well in the 2.50.
Our list to follow is well represented in the 4.25. Stotsfold may find this company a little too hot while Caldra may need the run and would prefer good or softer ground. I will take a chance with Hearthstead Maison to outbattle Blue Ksar.
Star of Light has not had his ground all season but if the going rides on the fast side in the 5.00 I would give him a chance.
In the 2.35 Portal may be able to reverse the form with her Lancashire Oaks conqueror Turbo Linn. The other runner from our list to follow is John Dunlop’s Green Room.
Escape Route has been unlucky in his last couple if runs and is my tip to put things right in the 3.05 at Newmarket.
Cape needs a bit of cut in the ground so conditions will be the key to her chance in the 3.55.
Deserted Dane may have struggled in the heavy ground last time out and is worth another chance in the 5.15. Bo McGinty is also entered.
Osteopathic Remedy represents our list to follow in the 7.40 at Haydock Park.
See you on Saturday evening.
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