Saturday, 23 June 2012

3pts win MEMPHIS TENNESSEE 11/2 ( 5 firms and exchanges)  Hardwicke Stakes

This is a cracking renewal and has a field worthy of a G1. Sea Moon was so impressive in last years Voltigeur that you took for granted he'd be a big player in the likes of the King George and Arc this season. However, he has not confirmed that impression since - he is high class and will come on for his seasonal debut run but may not be the star in the making that he looked to be at York that day and Memphis Tennessee gets preference. This colt was fourth in the Derby and third in the Curragh equivalent and looked an interesting prospect for the second half of the season but never appeared again after his Curragh run. He turned up for the first time since in the Ormonde at Chester, completing what was not a difficult task with his chief rival running well below form. His trainer has been quoted as saying that he has come on physically during the winter and if that is the case he should  be able to improve on his high class form of last season and is sure to be involved here.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win PABUSAR 40/1( Generally available)  Wokingham

This likeable gelding is sure to win one of the valubale sprint handicaps sometime soon. He travelled beautifully throughout his race at Newbury last time and quickened up to win his race but was just pipped on the  line. He looked a much improved animal that day. The one main concern is the ground - he has disappointed in his two outings on ground on the easy side. However one was behind Margot Did at Sandown when he went too fast early and in the other he just never quite got into it. The jury is still out on that issue but at the odds available these concerns can be overloked and he is worth taking a chance with.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win ANATOLIAN 12/1 ( 2 firms and exchanges) Duke of Edinburgh

Anatolian has been raised 7lb in the ratings for finished second at Newmarket last time. Nevertheless, that was a competitive event, with the winner looking sure to go on and take another valuable race and he had the third horse five lengths in areas. He is stil lightly raced enough to be able to find further improvement , is not scared of getting his head infront and has the class to be able to defy top weight here.

Lost - 3pts