Thursday's Thoughts

2:30 Salisbury

Andrew Balding does well at Salisbury and Catalyze is likely to improve for this step up to 7f and experience. 1st

Bet: 2:30 Salisbury - Catalyze 1PTEW (4/1) 1st

Comment: 'A good front-running display from Balding's juvenile. A progressive sort with a future.'

2:40 Beverley

This looks a poor race on paper with Infectious a juvenile of limited ability and taking an age to get going at Ripon last time is likely to drift in the betting. This must be an ideal opportunity for Barefoot Lady to go close and Hanagan to keep up the momentum for the jockeys' titles. Mrs H Steel rarely owns a bad horse and Fahey has a good strike rate at Beverley. 1st

4:55 Goodwood

This doesn't look a very strong race and Winter's Night and Hard Bargain are the most interesting candidates here. Cox does well at Goodwood and Winter's Night should improve a good deal for the debut. Hard Bargain ran well on debut but disappointed next start when that run seemed too bad to be true. If back to his best, this bay colt should have strong each way claims. 2nd

Bet: 4:55 Goodwood - Hard Bargain 1PTEW (5/1) 2nd

Comment: 'Coakley's colt came back to form after his disappointment at Lingfield and looked a lively chance in the final furlong to lose out to the odds-on favourite, clear of the third.'

Today's races:
2:20 Epsom
2:30 Salisbury
2:40 Beverley
4:25 Beverley
4:55 Goodwood
5:25 Goodwood

2 comments:

NoseAhead said...

Nice winner on Catalyze Jason ;)

Shame I was out and read your text after the race :(

Jason Coote said...

Thanks Anthony,

Yes, pleased to get a win on the board.