Monday, 30 July 2012

2pts win RETRIEVE 10/1 (Generally available)  Bet 365.Com Stakes H'cap
1pt win RIGHT STEP 45/1 (Betfair) Bet 365.Com Stakes H'cap

Retrieve went close a few times in G1 company in Australia . It's still hard to confidently say what is level is in Europe despite having six runs here and while he is not going to be effective at the highest level he is probably much better than what he has so far shown and with a big field  likely to do him no harm is capable of going close with a handicap mark of a listed/G3 horse.

Right Step went close in the big three year olds handicap at this meeting two years ago. He showed he retains all his ability when winning at Epsom in the spring and though being below form in his three recent outings he could bounce back to form and cause a surprise.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win ENCKE 10/1 (Betfair and Corals) Bet 365 Gordon Stakes

An up to standard renewal. Girolama ran well in what looked an above standard German Derby recently. Michelangelo is a promising sort who could still be anythinbg while Noble Mission ran a blinder in the King Edward. However, it could be worth taking a chance with Encke who is much better than the bare form of his victory in a Sandown handicap, will appreciate this step up in trip and is open to any amount of improvement.

Lost - 3pts