Yet again it’s all down to the final decision with 3 of the shortlists unplaced BUT the probability choice Blade Princess won well and the rock solid selection placed also ( but didn’t win) So the good record continues
BETTING FORECAST: 10/11 Headline Act, 5/1 King Of Wands, 11/2 Heliodor, 7/1 Supernoverre, 8/1 Lava Steps, 14/1 Penang Princess, Security Joan, 16/1 Money Money Money, 25/1 Royal Toerag, 40/1 Some Time Good, 50/1 Doran´s Lodge, Ermyn Lodge, Mr Deal, Sherman McCoy, 66/1 Six Of Clubs, 100/1 Ritano
SPOTLIGHT VERDICT: HEADLINE ACT is well bred and showed enough on his Doncaster debut 12 days ago to suggest that he can cope with the more exposed pair of Heliodor and Supernoverre. Racing Post Trophy entry King Of Wands failed to match expectations on his second start but still looks the chief dange
Big field maiden and a favourite with only the one promising run – live market look imperative in these races and I am doing this the night before -in any case probably not a selection in my eyes
BETTING FORECAST: 6/4 Thumbs Up, 11/2 Isle Of Capri, 7/1 Greylami, Tomintoul Flyer, 10/1 Never Ending Tale, 12/1 Celtic Dragon, 14/1 Latin Scholar, Red Merlin, 20/1 Hawaana, 33/1 Drum Major, Safari Sunup
SPOTLIGHT VERDICT: THUMBS UP (nap) put up a much more accomplished display to win here ten days ago, with obvious reasons for it, including the step up in trip, and he should follow up under a penalty. Greylami and Isle Of Capri are next on the list.
Class 4 handicap -impressive placed form recently – penalty now
BETTING FORECAST: 5/4 Mille Feuille, 2/1 Mazaris, 5/1 Miss Carlotta, 10/1 One Oi, 12/1 First In Show, 25/1 Pretty Orchid, 33/1 Teadancer, 66/1 Frosty´s Gift, 100/1 Captain Sirus, Illusionary, Otis May.
Fav placed in last 3 – not really a price gapper with Mazaris so close but the make up of the betting forecast suggest this concerns 3 horses – possible place back of live market leader
Master Rooney a possible at REdcar but so many debutants and the horse is probably carrying a bit of overweight (LOL) -not a selection though with so many unknowns
Thumbs Up to place I think- swayed by the “very much the one to beat” in SPotlight’s commentary as well as pulling clear of remainder in last race.