Racing UK's Tom Stanley gives us his verdict on Wednesday's Racing.
The jumps boys are well represented in the stayers handicap and Alan King must have a live chance in the form of Oceane. A winner at Ascot last time, he’s unexposed over this sort of trip on the level and could have a lot more to offer. Preference is for Star Rider though for the yard that won this back in 2007. They are gong along nicely at the moment too and Star Rider has been brought along patiently this year. She ran with credit on reappearance and that form has worked out well with the 2nd, 4th and 5th winning again. Last time, again here, was perhaps a touch disappointing but the winner bolted up that day and Star Rider was looked after late on. She might just appreciate this step up to a marathon distance. A 2 mile winner on soft, I’m not convinced given how she moves that she won’t act on quick and we know she handles the track.
Last plays of the day come in the lucky last and main bet of the day is Czech It Out. I put him up a few starts back at Goodwood when he held a poor early position and never really got involved. He was drawn 13 of 14 next time and that was chance gone in a modestly run race. Keeping on on easy enough ground at Salisbury last time, he is now a well treated horse with the jockey that gets on well with him booked and he’s a course and distance winner. Really fancy him to go very well down in class. So too Twin Sails for Dean Ivory, a yard very much on song. Blinkers seemed to revive him at York last time and he should settle better from an inside draw. He’s very well treated based upon last season’s form, has course form in the book behind a Guineas winner and a 2lb rise shouldn’t inconvenience. I thought he travelled like the best horse in the race last time before early exerting took their toll.