There are plenty of front-runners in the 2m4f Class 2 handicap chase at Uttoxeter (4.15) and the race could be set up nicely for HENRYVILLE, who is on a hat-trick after wins at Cheltenham and Newton Abbot. He did well to come late to score decisively off a slow pace on his latest outing and has a great record at this time of year, especially in smallish fields…
On Monday I mentioned how well the Hannon yard does with second-time out 2yos in the month of May and well-backed Windsor winner Elysium Dream took their record since 2010 to 55 winners from 137 runners (40.15% strike-rate) for a profit of £548.20 to a £10 level stake at SP (+£657.90 at Betfair SP).
British-trained runners have won six of the last eight renewals of the Group 2 Wetherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh (3.35), a 6f contest for horses aged four or older, and weren’t represented in one of the two blank years (2014).
Andrew Mount 10:09am, Fri 26 May 2017
When the field doesn’t stretch across the whole width of the track, it helps to be drawn low-to-middle and race towards the centre of the track in sprint handicaps at Goodwood. Since the draw was reversed in 2011 we’ve had 55 sprint handicaps featuring 12-16 runners and those drawn 11 or higher have a 0-99 record.
Amanda Perrett has a good record with her three-year-old newcomers and backing them blind since the year 2000 would have found 23 winners from 157 bets (14.7% strike-rate) for a profit of £543.80 to a £10 level stake at SP (+£1214.00 at Betfair SP).
TYLERY WONDER (stall 7 of 7 once adjusted for the non-runner) needs to be drawn on the outside of the field, as he doesn’t like being near the other runners. After winning from stall 1 of 14 at the Curragh in September 2015 his trainer, quoted in the Racing Post, had this to say about him –“Tylery Wonder is a funny horse….That draw suits him as he likes to race on his own. He doesn't even work with other horses at home.”