Well who can believe the final classic of the season has been and gone with Capri winning for Aiden O’Brien and Ryan Moore meaning the jockey has now won every English classic.
I suppose on reflection Capri was the obvious choice but I did fancy Defoe who ran no sort of race and was beaten a distance. I’m sure the horse named after the ever green footballer is better than that and will prove that in the fullness of time.
Last week I moaned about the quality of midweek racing however today we have some super cards which includes a very good listed race at Sandown where I will play Howie’s Hottie. It’s a mile contest and I fancy two against the field in Dbai from the Godolphin team and Larchmount Lad who has recently been transferred from the Hannon’s to David O’Meara.
David is a dab hand of improving horses he gets from other yards and I’m sure he can do it with this one. The way I would play this race Sandown’s 3.05 is by having two win singles plus a reverse forecast.
Kryptos trainer J.Berry – He romped home at Doncaster last time and is still ahead of the handicapper.
Pipers Note trainer Ruth Carr – Unlucky in running at Doncaster yet finished strongly
Stake Acclaim trainer D.Ivory – Badly hampered when making his challenge and finished down the field. I’m sure he would have been involved with a clear run.
Guiding Stars trainer H.Wittington – Ran a good 2nd in a bumper on Monday after being off for a while and will improve for the run. Harry has said the gelding has been doing incredible things on the gallops.
Back next Wednesday be lucky.