Saturday, 12 May 2012

3 pts win PASTORAL PLAYER 14/1 (Betfair) Betfred Victoria Cup

This gelding races off a lifetime high rating here but has a touch of genuine class and was still progressing last season and has plenty going for him. He is 1st, 2nd, 1st on his seasonal debut runs so fitness should not be an issue.The ground too will not be a problem as he finished 3rd in the Wokingham on a similar surface to todays; while his course form reads 3rd,4th,1st - all in ultra competitive handicaps. It's in the lap of the Gods how is draw position will pan out but he has as stronger claims as any and is sure to give a good account of himself.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win PAINTBALL 20/1 (Betfair)  Pertempts Network H'cap Hdle

With the Longsdon yard holding it's form at the beginning of the summer campaign there is every reason to believe that this years Imperial Cup winner will run his race here. On ground on the easy side,Paintball travelled well in what what was a similarly large competitive field to todays and showed a good to turn of pace to take his race. His mosr recent run at Aintree can be ignored as things went wrong for him right from the onset and though 11lb higher in the ratings than Sandown, that hike seems justified and he appeals very much as the type for this event.

Lost - 3pts