Tuesday 24 April 2012

2:05 Catterick (25th April) Free Horse Racing Tips

A Selling Stakes over 5f on soft ground.

This could be the last chance saloon for Perfect Words, trained by Mick Channon. This chestnut colt by Thousand Words has been steadily dropped in class and there is little doubt connections will be intent on cashing-in their chips today win, lose or draw. A relatively cheap yearling purchase at 6,000euros, this youngster has been kept busy and already competed in four races and still not quite two. The form of the Brocklesby, which he made his debut, has taken many knocks and that has been the problem with this juvenile. A beaten favourite on his next two starts and another fancied loser at Beverley last time in the mud, starts to give a sinking feeling in every sense of the word. In truth, the stable always knew plating level was his grade and reason why he has been entered in Selling races from the outset of the season. At this lowly level, the key to winning is one thing - running to the line. By that I mean, being able to finish a race. The problem with most juveniles competing at this grade is that they don't - they show pace until the final furlong and tire. Perfect Words is no world beater but he is a straightforward two year old who is proven on soft ground. If a win is coming it will be here. The only negative is that so many juveniles founder when they have been tried time after time finally losing heart when seemingly placed to win. Perhaps this little colt can grasp his fleeting chance and battle for victory? He he has the strength to finish his races but has this race come a little too late? 

Conclusion: An interesting race in its own way and an ideal opportunity for Perfect Words. I would suggest if he is going to win a race this will be his day. However, it often pays to tread careful with horses dropping in class because too many falter when their prime opportunity arises. A watching brief.  

The winner was bought in for 4,200gns. Perfect Words was claimed by Mrs Marjorie Fife for £5,000.