Saturday, 1 September 2012

1.5pts win LABARINTO  19/1 (Betfair)Piper Heidsieck Champagne & Levy Board Handicap
1.5pts win MAN OF ACTION 15/1 (Betfair) Piper Heidsieck Champagne & Levy Board Handicap

Stoute is second to none at managing horses kept in training after three and there is reason for believing that Labarrinto can return to form here. He is only 2 lb higher in the ratings than when winning at Goodwood last July - at the time of which he looked sure to develop in to a Group class horse. He only appeared once more after that until returning in the Spring, throwing in two below par performances. The yard however was enduring one of it's worse runs ever at that time and it would not surprise in the slighest if he went close today.

Man of Action is another who really catches the eye at double fig odds. He looked to be requiring a step up in trip when staying on well  in midfield in the Hunt Cup and that impression was confirmed when he was switched up to this trip last time, running arguably a career best under top weight. He should give another very good account of himself again.

Labarinto won 15/1( inc deduction for NR)  + 21pts