Andy Holding’s Tuesday Racing Tips
It’s been well documented that Sue Smith’s lawn has endured a lean start to the campaign, but with the green shoots of recovery beginning in earnest with 2 winners at Uttoxeter on Sunday, a great deal more confidence is attached to the odds of FLAMBOYANT JAYOUX (best cost 11-4) maintaining the ball rolling in the ideal direction for your Yorkshire handler in this opening maiden hurdle.
Virtually untraceable on his rules debut at Carlisle, Crossharbour’s boy proved a completely different proposition second time round over the course along with a repeat of a similar level of shape will surely see him aggressive again. Although vanishing late on, he helped induce a pace powerful enough to produce an above-average speed figure for the monitor and that functionality should supply sufficient knowledge and experience to him to take forward into today’s contest back in precisely the same venue. Of his main two opponents in the marketplace, Emma Lamb must be respected on first run for Dr Newland, however it’s nevertheless worth pointing out that she’s just rated 106, and while Barrowlands comes from a similar background as the choice, his opening rules debut didn’t exactly get the pulses racing being defeated nearly 30 spans at Hereford.
In case the speed figures are to be considered, the best novice chase run in Ireland thus much was that the one acquired by Ronald Vacuum in Fairyhouse 14 days before, and played a rather significant part in that above-average competition, GALVIN (best price 5-1) is thought to fly the flag to the solidity of the form.
Helping force a powerful speed from the beginning, Gordon Elliot’s inmate was in the heat of struggle until led two out and he could only find the one pace with that juncture, he’d manage to keep on well enough to finish a respectable fourth and before the likes of Bapaume, Smoking Gun Cap York and Insult to mention but four. Prior to this creditable campaign, the boy of Gold Well was in the process of conducting a major race until capsizing four out behind the potentially top-class recruit Battleoverdoyen, so it’s apparent he has been carrying on a rather significant standard of opponent on his two start over fences so much date. The highest graded in the field of today, the five-year-old will make his presence felt even though the nagging uncertainty that he might want far better ground to maintain his absolute best.
Although CUNEO (best cost 16-1) was ultimately well beaten in precisely exactly the exact same event, which no show can be set down to a very poor caked on landing for an early juncture that induced him to lose his place and throw him off his stride and he’s well worth a small interest to see if he could put that tame effort behind him and put back on the right course. A very smart remaining handicap hurdler last season, his fourth in the Pertemps Final in the Cheltenham Festival proved that he could blend it with the big boys and, always regarded as a chaser by relations, it could come as a disappointment if he does not make his mark within this world at a certain point.
Dark Regard has submitted a few big numbers in victory in Southwell of late and is going to be a powerful force if tackling tonight’s fresh surface, however, the vote just goes in favour of GET BOOSTING (best cost 8-1) who is one of the few class winners within the specialty.
Keith Dalgleish’s gelding impressed by the way he chose on the tapeta surface at the first time of asking when staying on strongly to get the better of an aggressive area over five-furlongs a month ago and although he failed in his bid to repeat the dose at a similar warmth in Newcastle last time outside, his draw finally resulted in his downfall. He did, however, come house nicely against the trail bias to complete a creditable third behind Reassure as well as though he may need to raise his game to bridge the difference with his old rival, a return to the sharper track and additional furlong might help in that section.
ROCKET ACTION (NAP) (best price 5-2) clocked a significant speed figure when crushing his opponents over tonight C&D out time and he’s strongly fancied to maintain his unbeaten track record intact on his third visit to the Dunstall Park venue.
Held up off the powerful pace 20 days ago, Robert Cowell’s grey still had lots on his plate as the field turned for home, however in locating an electrical probability of equipment inside the final two furlongs, he breezed past some very useful sprinters to score with plenty in hand. Really, his finishing split of 22.4 is still one of the quickest sectionals from two out listed at this track for some time, and with all the runner-up, Watchable, heading on to demonstrate the validity of the form in Newcastle a week, it would be unsatisfactory if that advancing three-year-old could not follow suit despite the competitive nature of tonight’s heat.