I was asked a question if my all-weather hotlist horses will be worth following come the flat turf season, most will be better suited to the synthetic surfaces but here is my Top Ten list of horses I think could translate their form to turf and be particularly advantaged in the early part of the flat season as they will be a lot fitter than most of their rivals:
PLUCKY DIP been very consistent and maybe found 6F too short last time could be interesting in the Lincoln consolation race.
MR BOSSY BOOTS a seven furlong specialist but could get the mile at Doncaster if decent ground again in the Lincoln consolation race.
FOREIGN DIPLOMAT still a maiden but had three runs for a handicap mark, could see him winning a nice race at the craven meeting.
ENCORE D’OR won a weakfish maiden at Wolverhampton but will be given a reasonable handicap mark and looks progressive.
HIGH ADMIRAL only ran once and finished seventh but was very green and loads of potential.
SOLUBLE won on its debut at Wolverhampton in what looked a decent field, will improve for middle distances.
FESTIVE FARE won both races impressively, could turn out to be a group horse.
DARK DEED third on debut but ran widest of all under considerate handling, well bred and must be followed.
BEAU KNIGHT beaten in one of the hottest races of the all-weather season and will go on improving when stepped up in trip.
Last but not least JACK HOBBS my number one horse to follow, won impressively despite running green on debut in a hot race that has seen numerous winners come from, will also improve with step up in trip and being by Halling will get better with age, what’s not to like! Only a few bookies have priced up the Epsom Derby he’s currently 50/1 and could be bigger when more start betting on it, definitely worth a wee interest.
Back next Tuesday.
The Shrewd Tipster