The racing has been a bit lack lustre this week so I thought we would just jump straight in with the horses in focus for today…
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TODAY’S HORSES IN FOCUS
Fakenham 12:50 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 20f – Philip Kirby runs two in this the first NAUTICAL NITWIT has seen a huge amount of progression of the last couple of years and has now developed into a serious type of horse. However I think Nautical prefers a more galloping track and Fakenham being tight may not suit at the price. I would chance the stables other horse MINSTREL ROYAL who is a horse for the note book this year I think this horse has the capability to improve all year no matter what happens today 8/1 in places he looks worth the risk but maybe backing the rev forecast with both of these could be the answer.
Lingfield 12:40 Stakes (Class 5) 8f – There is another horse for the note book here and that is SWEET CHARITY this is a nice 2 yo filly and although she probably wants backing e/w today at 16/1 or bigger. She looks a really nice type and looks strong and ready to race I can see her landing a little race somewhere connections are hoping for a big run today but they think she is a filly with a future on what they have seen so far.
Lingfield 1:10 Handicap (Class 6) 16f – I’m going to give a decent chance to BUMBLE BAY 16/1 in the hope the first time blinkers can help the horse concentrate and bring out enough improvement to gain a win. His last few runs should put him in the mix and has a couple of ratings that could see him win if putting his best hoof forward but I do quite like this one today. Especially at a working man’s price.
Lingfield 1:40 Handicap (Class 4) 6f – MEDICI BANCHIERE 11/1 looks a bit of value and is one of the top rated on the speed figures. He has run in some very nice races and connections feel he will take to the surface really well. Despite the horse only winning one race I think this is the easiest race yet and I can see him running a big one.
ANOTHER HORSE TO FOLLOW…
• Captain Mcgarry (IRE)
• Age: 5 (Foaled May 22nd, 2012)
• Sex: Bay Gelding
• Breeding: Oscar (IRE) – Garryduff Princess (Husyan (USA))
• Trainer: G McPherson
• Owner: Fowke Hirst Meek & Sinclair
Graeme McPherson is not a trainer known for too many bumper winners and certainly not first time out but there was so much to like about this 5 yo son of OSCAR he looks really good and moves very well. The fact that Captain McGarry was able to win at Kempton on debut bodes extremely well for his future.
Now don’t get me wrong it probably wasn’t the top end of the scale as far as Kempton bumpers go but it was a very taking performance and the runner up that day contested a weaker race at Southwell and hacked up by 26 lengths. So at least that gives the form a solid look to it.
CAPTAIN MCGARRY was up with the pace all the way around and when he was given more reign turning in strode on with gusto and was clearly doing his best work at the finish. I think the horse had loads left in the tank.
He’s a really exciting animal for a small stable and the sky really is the limit for this horse. A really decent honest individual he is already becoming a favourite with the team. He was ridden close to the pace and, having been allowed to stride on as the field turned in, he was doing his best work in the closing stages, appearing to cross the line with plenty left in the tank.
I think the plan is to step him up to 2 and a half miles once they send him hurdling. He will certainly need at least that on breeding but it was the manor of that victory that showed he has stamina to burn.
Well that’s it for us today it has been such a busy week I will bring you the rest of our jumpers to follow next week but right now I am time sensitive as I need to get to the gallops as a horse I’ve been looking at is going to be working in the 3rd lot more on that one too next week.