Our horse racing expert Andy Holding has two tips for today's meetings.
15:35 Ffos Las
GILT EDGE (best price 5-2) made a brave attempt to see out the extended seven furlongs here last time only to get run out of the argument late on, but now racing back over her optimum trip, Christopher Mason’s mare can regain the winning thread at a track where she’s enjoyed quite a bit of success in the past.
A dual winner over today’s C&D at the Welsh venue back in 2019, the daughter of Havana Gold took a while to recapture the same sort of form in the period leading up to another brace a month ago, but now she’s in the groove, she seems in no mood to rest on her laurels. A solid fourth in Class 4 company two starts ago, her effort when just outrun by the progressive three-year-old Siyata has to go down as one of her better performances of her career here last time and now back down a grade and back over six furlongs, the five-year-old is fancied to reacquaint herself with the winners’ enclosure.
Not a strong fillies’ contest by any stretch of the imagination and it’s one CAMBRIDGESHIRE (best price 7-2) could easily feature based on several encouraging efforts so far to date.
Promising on her debut at Newmarket back in May, Martyn Meade’s filly ran a good better than her finishing position suggested at Goodwood next time (slow away and then hampered late on), and it was a similar situation that developed back at HQ last time out. Even more tardy out of the boxes than she’d been at the Sussex venue, the daughter of Galileo found herself a long way behind at halfway in what was a keenly-contested fillies’ novice event, but to her great credit, she managed to work herself into a respectable finishing position as she hit the line. Clearly much better ability-wise than her opening mark of 70 affords her, hopefully a cleaner start can ensure this lightly-raced filly will be a much more potent force than her last two outings on handicap debut.