Andy Holding’s Thursday Racing Tips
KISSESFORKATIE (NAP) (best price 7-4) is still looking for her first triumph on hurdles, but now’s contest represents her best chance to break that duck and she can offer her in-form handler with a different success at his local track.
A winner of a blackout in Fotwell this past year, Jeremy Scott’s mare has gone in quest of another victory in six starts since and although she has brought home plenty of place prize money, she has only come up short against a fairly significant amount of competition. No game for the likes of succeeding winners, Silver Forever and Queens Cave in Chepstow on her seasonal reappearance, that the son of Jeremy was in just as heavy last time outside at Exeter supporting the possibly top-class Sporting John at Exeter, but using time figure quite good and the fifth home, Eritage, moving on to score next time out, it’s clear the form is extremely useful for the grade. The five-year-old has a big class edge in her favor unless something takes a leap forward from what they’ve shown so far if she could not take advantage and it would be disappointing.
COPPERHEAD (best price 11-2) shaped pretty nicely in a hot newcomers’ handicap on pursuing debut at Chepstow last time he wouldn’t need to lift his game also much to be a element in those marginally less choppy waters.
A progressive handicapper over obstacles involving the back of last year, Colin Tizzard’s gelding was softly fancied to create an impact on his first start over fences at the Welsh venue two weeks ago and even though he held each opportunity turning to home, he didn’t have the speed to go with the big players that really turned it on out. Not knocked about once his winning opportunity had gonethe son of Sulamani was permitted to come home at his own leisure and with that initial outing inclined to have set a border on him both mentally and physically, he ought to be capable of holding his own with a transparent round.
ROCK SOUND (best price 11-4) clocked a good time figure for its grade last time out and a replica of the same level of form ought to see him going near after up even though the hefty increase in the evaluations.
Before with Dermot Weld in Ireland, the four-year-old came in for significant support on his first start for new link here a few months and having monitored the leaders heading well down to two outside, he quickened up well to property the gamble with something to spare. Very strong in the latter stages, that the son of Lope De Vega was able to conduct the past few furlongs within an eye-popping 35.9 and, going through the beam with his ears , there’s every chance that there will be a lot more to come from that lightly-raced gelding.
There are just two things which are crucial over the five-furlong course here, a good break and now a minimal draw, and as LOULIN (best price 5-1) worked well despite having either of those positives heading in his direction last time out, he must prove to be a major threat with more in his favour on his return visit.
Housed towards the nearside rail in stall 10, Ruth Carr’s gelding proceeded to bobble coming from the gates and even though he showed great speed to race down to halfway, he always seemed to be fighting a losing struggle against the major three in the betting who came from cubes 1,2 and 3. He did, however, keep to come out on top of those side that is positioned towards the stands, so in completing fourth, his performance deserves a great deal of praise. Ahead of this noise attempt, a much better break and track standing farther down the centre saw the son of Exceed And Excel benefit the afternoon at a similar course 6 event over the exact same C&D plus also a cut and paste of that screen should watch him bang on the assumptions here this day.