I had hopes for Hawk Mountain today but he finished 3rd at 14/1. Hopefully you backed him each way!
There is not a lot of quality about Tuesday’s racing but I will try and find something of interest. Fujin Dancer went in my notebook when 4th to subsequent Royal Ascot winner Collection at York, but then ran unaccountably poorly when 7th of 8 at Redcar. This was puzzling because the Redcar race was won by Indian Days who had been runner up in Collection’s York race. You are following this aren’t you? Fujin Dancer may be worth another chance in the 3.45 at Hamilton.
In previous seasons I have had a good deal of success following Sir Mark Prescott’s 3 year olds. The system has not worked too well so far this season though as most of the Prescott runners on my list to follow have disappointed. Aleatricis runs tomorrow in the 4.15 at Hamilton. The dam won twice for the stable at 12 furlongs and Aleatricis attempts to uphold the family tradition. He has not shown much ability thus far in his 2 starts as a 3 year old but he runs off a lowly rating and may be good enough in this modest looking event.
Elkhorn is yet to hit form this season but he runs in the 4.45 at Hamilton where he is a course and distance winner. He is currently running off a mark of 74 and his highest winning rating is 72.
Luxuria didn’t impress on her debut at Windsor but her half sister was a smart juvenile winner and I am not going to give up on her yet. She runs in the 6.30 at Lingfield where Ryan Moore has the ride which can only aid the cause.
Reclamation won on her seasonal reappearance and ran creditably under an 8 lbs rise in the weights when runner up at Kempton. She runs over a longer trip tomorrow in the 7.30 at Lingfield. Her pedigree suggests that this extra distance could suit her and with Seb Sanders on board she looks to have a sound chance.
There are some interesting newcomers in the Thirsk 6.50 including Sardan Dansar (picture by courtesy of Ann Duffield Racing) who is a half brother to Monte Alto.
Merrion Tiger has had 3 runs to qualify for handicaps and gets in the 7.50 at Thirsk off a mark of only 60. He is also stepped up in trip which might be in his favour.
Baybshambles has had a tremendous season and goes for a 3rd win of the campaign in the 8.50. He is drawn 16 of 16 but the effect of the draw is tricky to predict as the field is likely to split into 2 groups.
Bye for now