I’ve tipped LETMESTOPYOUTHERE (stall 1 of 12) more than once this season (he was withdrawn because of quick ground at Windsor on Monday) and he has ideal conditions again – namely a straight track and cut in the ground - in the 6f Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Handicap at Haydock on Saturday (4.35).
Good to firm ground has been no good to him the last twice but he has still run with credit, going down by a length in third at Windsor before never getting in a blow in a slowly-run affair at Haydock. His straight-track record in Britain, on the all-weather or on turf softer than good, reads: 1st (8-1), 2nd (3-1), 2nd by a neck in a field of 15 (7-1), 1st (8-1) and 2nd by a neck (20-1).
WIND PLACE AND SHO could yet develop into a Cesarewitch horse and I’m going to chance him at a huge price in the 2m Aspall Cyder Handicap at Newmarket (5.20). The James Eustace-trained five-year-old has a good record when fresh, recording form figures of: 010120170 (3-9) on the Flat when rested for at least five weeks, with the wins at 22-1, 4-1 and 4-1. All those came on stiff tracks – at Pontefract (twice) and Sandown – and he could be suited by Newmarket’s July course on his first run since January.
A lot of good judges fancied EDDYSTONE ROCK (stall 5 of 8) at Glorious Goodwood but a 16-runner line-up was never going to play to his strengths as Jim Best’s five-year-old usually finds trouble in big fields, with comments such as ‘hampered’, ‘not clear run’ and ‘switched’ cropping up with great regularity in his close-ups. His turf record in fields of 11 or fewer runners, since he was gelded, stands at: 11182 (3-5) and he looks a prime candidate to bounce back in Newmarket’s 1m2f German Young Owners And Breeders Handicap (3.05).
Eddystone Rock – Newmarket 3.05 (2pts win, 6-1 William Hill, 11-2 generally)
Letmestopyouthere – Haydock 4.35 (1pt each-way, 14-1 William Hill. Coral, Bet365)
Wind Place And Sho – Newmarket 5.20 (1pt win, 25-1 generally)