Brian Ellison's improving filly rates a strong bet to bag a third successive Fibresand win.
Given her propensity to be slowly away, BOOLASS (best price 11/4)
has actually done really well to land back-to-back races over 6f and, as she’s clocked two smart times in the process (over a second quicker than Speightstowns Kid’s 6f win here last week), Brian Ellison’s charge may be capable of landing the hat-trick over a potentially more suitable 7f. Blinkers certainly seemed to have made the different to the daughter of Bushranger on the evidence of those two recent victories and even though she’s drawn out on the wide outside on this occasion, being out of the kickback and seeing some daylight might actually turn out to be a better proposition for her rather than being nailed down in the scrum towards the inside.
Boolas - 1pt @ 11/4Lost -1pt
Although INFRONTOFTHEJUDGE (best price 3/1)
was no match for the useful Westend Star at Down Royal last time out, he did more than enough to suggest he can pick up a small race somewhere – and that might just end up being today looking at the level of opposition he faces. The winner of that contest at the Co Down venue 24 days ago has subsequently gone on to lower the colours of several well-regarded sorts next time out, so the form has doubled in value, and being a former point-to-point winner with plenty of stamina, the conditions at the Scottish track should ensure his qualities come shining through.
Infrontofthejudge - 1pt e/w @ 3/1Lost -2pt
There was a lot to like about the way KEMSING (best price 2/1)
landed a punt over this C&D on his fibresand debut and even though there’s been an attempt of retribution by the handicapper, the mildness of the revenge attack certainly gives Julia Fielden’s charge scope to defy the 5lb rise. The fact that he idled when he got to the front backs up the theory that the son of Footstepsinthesand might still have more to come and it’s not as if he’s facing rivals any stronger than he did the last day either.
Kemsing - 1pt @ 2/1Lost -1pt