Friday, 6 July 2018

3 pts win PREENING 6/1 ( at least 3 firms inc Hills)
Coral Distaff

Hailing from a yard whose animals are in good heart at the moment, Preening won a handicap over this course and distance in the style of a filly rapidly on the upgrade, showing she is in her element on fast ground. The bare form gives her a few lengths to find but it will be surprising if she is not a good deal better than the pounds and lengths the performance amounts to and can take this listed event before moving on to even better things, and the 6/1 available now is worth taking.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win ACROSS THE STARS 13/1 (Betfair Ex)
Old Newton Cup

Has not won since taking the 2016 Kind Edward when with Michael Stoute and while in light of that effort and his subsequent excellent run when third in the Great Voltigeur ( on fast ground), he retains enough ability to be competitive in this sort of event. His third at Epsom is better than it looked on the day - with hindsight the easy winner was unbeatable off his handicap mark - and it followed on from a good run at York. Unless Atty Perse has progressed into a genuine Group 2/3 horse, he has a live chance and should run really well at double figure odds.

Lost - 3pts