Today’s horse racing preview comes from two meetings, with selections from Ayr and Southwell.
16.30 Ayr – William Hill Proud To Support Scottish Sport Handicap (0-95) (8f)
There are a few here that deserve a mention especially Keith Dagliesh’s Ce La Vie, who was seen competing in this years Empress Stakes & 1000gns. Despite being out of her comfort zone and the fact she did not run to badly when fourth at Doncaster last time out over 10.2f, that was on heavy ground and the fact she drops in trip and class, she will no doubt be a strong favourite just on her resume form to date. However, even though she represents last years winning yard there does look a couple of well handicapped horses in the race.
Callum Rodriguez has deserted Sophie P this time around to ride Michael Dods Finn Class. He has not shown the level of form that saw him finish runner up in this class and course and distance four runs back. He is not the most reliable horse in the race, but drops another 1lb and a return to a track that could refresh his resume to run well again onve more.
Paul Mulrennan prefers Dod’s other entry here in Bamber Bridge who is getting better with every run, the lightly raced three year old and only one of two colts in the race was last seen finishing fourth at Redcar in a 0-90 over a mile, that came on quicker ground if handling today’s conditions over this index and I feel he could be the most interesting one in this field.
BAMBER BRIDGE : 2pt Win @ SP (BOG)
18.10 Southwell – 32Red Casino Nursery Handicap (5f) (0-75)
This should be a positive opportunity for David Elsworth’s Lady Dancealot to get off the mark now diverting to handicap company. Her second on heavy ground at Ascot when behind a good looking type in Speak In Colours of Marco Botti’s is definitely good form. That looked a very competitive stakes race and now switching to the all weather for the first time she should be making her presence felt under title chasing jockey, Silvestre de Sousa.
Ralph Beckett’s City Gent should have been winning I think by now, he probably bumped into a useful sort at Kempton when behind Ragstone Road of Richard Hughes. Expelled was a further five lengths back in fourth that day when off level weights, despite City Gent having to give 3lb at the weights this time around the form should be stable enough for City Gent to obtain.
LADY DANCEALOT : 2pt Win @ SP (BOG)
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