Today’s horse racing preview selections come from Redcar.
13.50 Redcar – Racing UK Free For A Month Handicap (10f)
Swift Emperor (101)
Awake My Soul (90)
Qaffaal is just one of three entries here for Mick Easterby with probably Magic City being the main string with Lewis Edmunds booked, however Qaffaal was last seen over this trip at Chelmsford when finishing third to 105 rated Fanciful Angel, he tends to do a lot of his work late on so he won’t be on the scene until extremely late, Awake My Soul represents the Tom Tate yard, His run behind the likes of Century Dream last time at Newbury would put him right there.
It did not end well when finishing last off a mark of 93, just 5lb lower this time around, he would have to divert his last run when behind Century Dream at Newbury to be involved this afternoon which is not the easiest of tasks. The selection comes in the way of David Barron’s Swift Emperor who was last seen over course and distance back in May when eighth in the Zetland old Cup.
His second last time at York when finishing runner up to Grand Inquisitor, he is another that will come off the pace, but he tends to leave himself too much to do these days, however Ben Curtis knows the way he has to be ridden and should be on the premises.
SWIFT EMPEROR : 1pt each way @ SP (BOG)
15.25 Redcar – Start Your Racing Uk Free Trial Now Handicap (15.9f)
DAKOTA CITY (82)
Ingleby Hollow (70)
Olly Murphy’s Dakota City is the NAP this afternoon, this will be his first attention on the turf over today’s index, however he has competed over two miles on the all weather at Chelmsford when finishing behind the likes of Velvet Revolution and Cartwright who that day were rated over 15lb ahead of this selection, so a bold run despite the distance of defeat.
Both Ingleby Hollow & Adrakhan can pick up the pieces if the selection fails to shine here, especially the latter who represents a trainer with a 22% strike rate around here. He has attempted three times around a further index, but his run at Catterick last time pulls him with a place claim.
DAKOTA CITY : 3pt Win @ SP (BOG)