Monday's Thoughts

2:10 Redcar
A large field but not many of interest. Nawaashi, trained by Mark Johnston, has been off course since early June but her second to Soraaya reads well. An attractive filly by Green Desert, she should go well. Mon Visage is likely to improve from her Windsor debut, which has turned out to be a fair race. Wall has highlighted that they like this daughter of Ishiguru but that 7f or a stiff 6f would be most ideal. At an each-way price (4/1+) this breeze-up purchase for 40,000gns is worthy of consideration. 2nd

3:10 Redcar
Badeel is the only ride for Dettori at Redcar and for that reason alone this colt by El Prado deserves respect. Saeed Bin Suroor has a 40% win rate at the course with his two-year-olds which is another plus. Defence Of Duress may well be a decent each-way bet after finishing 4th on debut. This son of Motivator will appreciate this extra two furlongs and costing 230,00euros connections will be hopeful of more to come. An attractive colt with size and scope for improvement it is encouraging that Tate has entered this two-year-old to run in a Listed class race. 3rd

4:20 Musselburgh
A difficult race to assess and two-year-old handicaps are often hard work at the best of times. However, Crimson Knot could have a fighting chance today. Berry doesn't have many juveniles but this bay filly is a battling type and in good form. She ran well last time at Ripon and with Coumbe's taking off 5lb, she is on a handy mark. A course and distance winner, this is likely to be run at a frantic pace and her strength is a strong finish. Not an easy race to entertain but at a price Crimson Knot has place claims. 5th


The Fighting Chance EW Treble
2:10 Redcar - Mon Visage (3/1) 2nd
3:10 Redcar - Defence Of Duress (13/2) 3rd
4:20 Musselburgh - Crimson Knot (14/1) 5th


Today's races:
2:10 recar
2:30 Brighton
2:40 Redcar
2:50 Musselburgh
3:10 Redcar
4:20 Musselburgh

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