Diary: October 31 2007

There is only one runner from the list to follow tomorrow.  Spume runs in the lady rider’s handicap at Nottingham (4.20).  The 3 year old is a difficult one to weight up. He looked one to follow based on last season efforts when trained by Sir Michael Stoute.  He ran 3 times winning the last of these over a mile at Salisbury.

 

In 4 runs for Stoute this season he didn’t really show a great deal and moved to Danny Murphy and he duly won on his first try for the new stable, a 1 mile handicap at Thirsk off a rating of 75.  Since then he has run 6 times and only beaten 14 of his 71 rivals.  He is blinkered for the first time tomorrow and has dropped to a rating of 65.  He obviously has the ability to win a race like this but something seems to have been affecting his performances recently, or perhaps he has just lost his appetite for the game.

 

There is nothing from our list to follow over the jumps at Huntingdon. Looking at the card for something to take an interest in though I was atken by Otantique, trained by Emma Lavelle.  He won at Exeter 3 weeks ago and should have ground conditions in his favour in the 3.10.

 

At Punchestown in the 1.45 Noel Meade’s Mick the Man looks the one to beat.  He was not out of the first 3 in his 6 runs in bumpers.  The other interesting runner is Scavenger, trained by Mouse Morris.  This former points and bumper winner was let down by his jumping at Gowran Park last time but may well be better than that.

 

That’s all for tonight.

 

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