It's a low-key day of racing but Andy has unearthed a couple of selections.
4.30 Ffos Las
Given his overall profile of late, AGERZAM (best price 11-1) is clearly not one for maximum stakes, but he showed enough at Bath last time out to suggest he’s not one to confine to the Dusty Bin (one for the old school brigade) just yet. Although he failed to land a meaningful blow in the race eventually won by Go Amber Go at the Somerset venue, Ron Harris’ inmate was constantly denied a clear run throughout the entire five-furlong trip and even though it’s difficult to say with any degree of certainty where he might have finished, it’s probably a fair guess to suggest he would have been heavily involved in the outcome given how strong he went through the line.
Obviously, one swallow doesn’t make a summer, but it should also be pointed out that the son of Holy Roman Emperor is racing off his lowest ever career mark and on the evidence of his latest performance, it wouldn’t be the biggest shock in the world if he were to take advantage of such leniency sooner rather than later.
CERTIFIED (best price 7-4) clocked a smart speed figure when keeping her unbeaten record intact at Wolverhampton last time and the hat trick looks well within her capabilities returning to the scene of her debut success back in November. On that occasion, James Tate’s filly made quite an impression by staying on strongly late on justifying heavy market support and she had no problems in coping with the extra furlong when powering clear in the latter stages at the Dunstall Park venue two weeks ago. Hailing from a stable whose had five winners from their last eight runners, the daughter of Raven’s Pass has the qualities to take this step up in grade within her stride.