Monday, 26 October 2020

Monday's Racing Tips at Leicester (26th October)

A couple of two-year-old races worth of closer inspection. 

1:25 Leicester - 

Heavy going, so take note of the horse wearing the Wellington boots, or hooves the size of dinner plates. 

If neither of those appears you may take a gander at Richar Fahey's Rhode Island Girl. Paul Hanagan takes the ride on this daughter of Dark Angel who is out of a four-time winning mare, a debut winner, who tasted victory twice at Group 3. 

Fahey has done well with his two-year-olds this season with the likes of Fev Rover, Umm Kultham and the potential top-notch Faora. 

Todays' contest doesn't look the strongest of fields. 

There has been good money for Karl Burke's Celestial Storm, in the familiar silks of Clipper Logistics Ltd. To be fair, this daughter of Dark Angel (yes, they're popular) didn't do much on debut when pretty fancied in the betting on heavy going. So whether these conditions are good, bad or ugly, time will tell. 

It will be interesting to see how Tom Ward's Decedent goes. This filly is a good-looking type showed a glimmer of ability of debut when showing good pace before tiring in the closing furlongs. She was very well backed last time out at Lingfield but failed to shine. There has been a little bit of money for this filly today but whether she will show improvement is to be seen. 

Summary: Not the easiest of races to assess and heavy going is enough to put the brakes on any bet. Celestial Storm has been well supported and the Burke team are usually on form although they have been struggling in recent weeks. Rhode Island Girl could be the class horse of the race and if starting favourite would be a positive. Decadent may improve after the money come last time out but she will need to like these testing conditions. 

Good luck if you're betting.