Andy fired in two winners yesterday and he's got seven picks to kick-start the weekend.
The unattractively-named EARTHA KIT (best price 7-2) shaped with a huge amount of promise on her debut over today’s C&D 42 days ago and she looks to have a decent chance of breaking her maiden tag granted just normal improvement. Un-favoured by the way the race panned out, Tom Dascombe’s charge did really well considering she was stuck out on the wing with no cover throughout the early part of the race and with the winner, Moonlit Snow, going on to land a listed prize at Fairyhouse subsequently, the form and her overall performance needs upgrading.
I’M IN CHARGE (best price 6-1) proved his wellbeing when scoring over hurdles after a layoff at Exeter last week and he can be fancied to follow up returning to the scene of his most praiseworthy performance over fences back in May. On that occasion, Grant Cann’s charge ran out an impressive and wide-margin winner over today’s C&D and with the time figure backing up the visual impression, he has sufficient pace in his legs to defy this rise in class.
As Sweet Selection proved last weekend, Hughie Morison is a dab hand with stayers and in the shape of PROSPECTUS (best price 9-2), the East Ilsey handler has a fair chance of having another winner in this division. Following an inauspicious start to his career, the son of Sahkee has really begun to blossom since being upped in trip and with his winning performance at Ffos Las last time backed up by the clock, he might have enough improvement in his midst to defy the 7lb hike.
If the main selection fails to take to the Tapeta surface, there’s more than a fair chance AJMAN PRINCE (best price 9-1 can capitalise given his proven record on the newly-laid track. Following eye-catching displays over what turned out to be inadequate trips, the son of Manduro really came into his own over tonight’s C&D last week, and even though he still remains a maiden, that unwanted tag surely won’t be around for too much longer given his undoubted ability.
Based on his winning time figure over tonight’s C&D last time out, SPRUCE MEADOWS (NAP) (best price 8-1) ran to a level to suggest he could easily hold his own in pattern company on this surface and he gets the chance to justify that theory returning back to the scene of that career-high performance. Running over 1m2f for the first time, John Feane’s inmate ran a faster overall time than the one posted by Group 3 winner Long Island Sound on the same card, and with tonight’s race favourite, Hawke, third in that contest, the 8-1 compared to quotes of 7-4 for Johnny Murtagh’s charge suggests the son of Intikhab has been unrightfully underestimated in the market.
KONIG HALL (best price 3-1) was an unlucky loser when heavily gamble on here two weeks ago and he can make amends with a much smoother passage in this similar race this evening. All dressed up with nowhere to go for majority of the home straight, Anthony McCann’s charge finished his race off strongly enough once out in the clear to suggest he may have won that race with a bit to spare and from his good starting point in stall number one, he gets a chance to put that viewpoint to the test.
Yet to win a race in 14 starts, SOCIETY RANGER (best price 12-1) is becoming a little expensive to follow, but he did show enough here last week to suggest he’s by no means a lost cause. Staying on nicely off the back of strong fractions, the son of Bushranger gave out the kind of signals that point towards him being a more potent threat over further than 7f and having run well over tonight’s trip on turf three starts ago, he’s worth a small interest in a race he should find himself competitive on form.