Horse Racing Preview – Brighton & Yarmouth – 2nd May 2017
Today’s horse racing preview comes from 2 meetings, Brighton and Yarmouth. Frustrating getting run down on the second selection to just miss out on a 11/4 each way double when once more subjected with non-runners leaving just four runners.
14.30 Brighton – Hertz Car Rental Handicap (0-70)
Brighton from my angle is a track for hold up horses, the selection Raffle King represents Mick Channon who showed some fair level of form on his three-year-old campaign when third at Kempton.
He was definitely the one to take out of the race despite just over five lengths behind the winner. My interest is the runner up, in Godolphins Desert Rain who despite being beaten at Doncaster recently, that maiden is going to produce future winners sooner than later.
He visited Brighton on his juvenile debut over the optimum trip, was not beaten far by a horse called Visionary who was recently just denied in a good-looking conditions race at Lingfield recently.
Danger to the selection will be the Clive Cox filly Foxcatcher who signed off her juvenile career with a good win at Windsor, the runner up Mercers went in to frank that form.
Raffle King : 2pt win @ 7/2 (BOG)
15.35 Brighton – EBF Stallions Breeding Winners Fillies Handicap (0-90)
Some nice fillies on show this afternoon, if Andrew Balding’s daughter of Passing Glance Lorelina just shows a fraction of her Newbury run on her last start when behind Entsar then the race should be done and dusted. She is one that does tend to show her best form at Epsom Downs.
Regardless, she has to be feared even off her current career runs, but I am taking her on with Pernickety of Lucy Wadham’s. The penny dropped on her last start when winning over course and distance here at Brighton 17 days ago. She still looks well treated off her current mark of 70.
Pernickity : 2pt win @ 7/2 (BOG)
16.00 Yarmouth – Weatherby’s Bank Handicap (0-70)
I don’t normally stay over loyal to handicappers, but David Simcock’s Ms Gillard should really be taking this average handicap under Jamie Spencer. Even though she is 0-7 and thoug looking exposed on her current mark she hasn’t run a bad race this year finishing placed five times.
Her last run at Brighton saw her just denied by one of today’s selections in Pernickity. The front pair were well clear of the third and considering that was her first career turf run, there should be a win around the corner now she steps back up to 10.1f which saw finish runner up this year at Newcastle.
Obvious dangers look to come from Longside and Fantasy Gladiator, but both have suffered and are winless from their past twenty-one and eighteen runs to date.
Ms Gillard : 2pt win @ 3/1 (BOG)
16.30 Yarmouth – Katie’s 30th Birthday Celebration Handicap (0-95)
Glory Awaits is a long way from the days which saw him finishing runner up to New Approach in the 2000gns, won at Listed level at best he has never shown his potential from that Newmarket run.
It’s been two and a half years since he was entering the winning enclosure at Veliefendi when landing the Group 2 International Topkapi Trophy. Now seven he even looks out of his depth here and is over looked with confidence.
David Simcock also has Horstead Keynes in the race and on jockey bookings looks the yards first string. His last win came in this race three years ago when off a mark of 89. Has two good place runs this year on the all-weather, especially his third at Lingfield when beaten favourite, will have to overcome a long losing streak, but first run here since landing this race in 2014.
The selection though goes to Michael Bells Taurean Star. Was seeing winning a 0-85 race around this time last year at Ascot, goes well fresh and a good break, should be feared under Spencer.
Taurean Star : 2pt Win @ 4/1 (BOG)
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