Diary: September 30 2007

Our list to follow has had a lean time of it over the last few days although Diamond Diva, River Thames and Cabinet all finished 2nd today.

 

Ascot again stages some top class racing tomorrow and there are a number of runners from our list to follow in action.

 

Hawridge Prince, New Guinea and Sunley Peace represent our list in the 2.35.  Hawridge Prince looks to have the best chance.  He won this race last year and relishes a trip.

 

We have 5 runners in the 3.10: Strategic Mount, All the Good, Rampallion, Heaven Knows and Ladies Best.  Heaven Knows has been most disappointing this season but is upped in trip here and has dropped down the weights a few pounds.  Rampallion is lightly raced and has a good record with give in the ground. All the Good and Ladies Best are quite closely handicapped.  All the Good stays well and is not a forlorn hope by any means but my preference is for Ladies Best.  He is yet to win this season but things may just drop right for him here and with Ryan Moore in the saddle he gets my vote.

 

I quite fancied Stotsfold for the 3.45 after his win last time out at Goodwood but the ground may not be to his liking.

 

The Diadem Stakes looks tricky to solve at 4.20.  Balthazar’s Gift and Benbaun look the most likely winners with preference for the former.  Of the runners from our list to follow Al Qasi will have ground condition in his favour and should go well.   Stewards Cup winner Zidane steps up in class and may well be able to bridge the gap.

 

Plum Pudding is our list horse in the 4.55.  His 3 career  wins have all come at Newmarket.  He races off 95 here which is only 2lbs higher than his highest winning mark and with Ryan Moore riding he has an each way chance.

 

Our only list runner at Musselburgh is Tonnante in the 5.15.  She isn’t a world beater but she stays and Seb Sanders will be looking for a win in his tussle with Jamie Spencer for the jockey’s crown.

 

The jumps season is beginning to gather momentum and there is a decent card at Market Rasen tomorrow.

 

In the 2.10 Kimi is a bit unlucky to still be a maiden. He has suffered from illness and injury but if back to fitness again may be able to lose his maiden tag.

 

Tim Vaughan is new to the training ranks.  He has a couple of runners with decent each way chances in Brinkmanship (2.45) and City Affair (3.55).

 

At the Curragh Strike up the Band and Evening Time represent our list to follow.

 

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