image-left-align track-bias-diary-v2FOOTLIGHT (stall 4 of 11) caught the eye when third at Newcastle on her penultimate start, as she tried to make the running on the round course, something very difficult to pull off. Having laid her for a place in the five-runner field I was feeling vey smug when she was headed but she rallied strongly and only just missed out on re-gaining second place.

She ran third behind Ickymasho and Final at Chelmsford next time and that pair both won on their next starts, Ickymasho off a 6lb higher mark. Footlight looks well berthed to track likely pacesetter Count Montecristo in the Riponbet Silver Bowl Handicap on her turf return (4.00) and, though unproven on fast turf, looks worth chancing at a big price.

Selection

Footlight – Ripon 4.00 (1pt each-way, 20-1 generally)