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ULTRA CHIC – (1.15 Newmarket, 1pt win - 15/2)
ULTRA CHIC could only finish seventh of eight when 13-2 for a fillies’ novice contest at Leicester on her debut 18 days ago but there was a lot to like about that effort. She had the worst of the draw in stall 8 of 8 and was switched to challenge against the stands’ rail, the slowest part of the track.
She seemed to take a false step when making that move three out but was still travelling well and looked like she might get involved. However, the effort of racing on the slower ground took its toll and she was allowed to come home in her own time when it was obvious her chance had gone. She looks well berthed this time.
CRUYFF TURN – (2.05 Haydock, 1pt win - 7/1)
CRUYFF TURN impressed with his attitude when seeing off 17 rivals from the front at York’s Ebor meeting last month, holding on gamely from Magical Morning and Astro King who are near the head of the market for today’s Cambridgeshire Handicap.
Connections were faced with a dilemma at Ayr a week later – the track was strongly favouring his prominent style but there were lots of other frontrunners in the race – so do they go from the front as per usual and risk getting into a fierce pace battle or change tactics? They elected to switch to patient tactics, but he was repeatedly denied a clear run and had to settle for fourth, just over two lengths behind the winner.
Since qualified for handicaps his record on good to soft or faster going, excluding seasonal debuts, now reads 1211114 (5-7) and he could be in receipt of an easy lead today. The good record of three-year-olds in this contest is a concern and it might pay to save on short-priced favourite Noble Dynasty, one of only two in the race, to beat our selection into second place in a computer straight forecast.
SANDRINE – (2.25 Newmarket, 2pts win - 9/2)
SANDRINE lost her unbeaten record when runner-up to Zain Claudette in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes at York last month but she had a difficult high draw (stall 7 of 10) to overcome that day, doing really well to finish just one length back.
The other two runners who raced close to the stands’ rail as she did have both franked the form since – Nazanin, eighth from stall 10, won a Listed race at Ayr from another poor draw (16-1) and Outside World, last of ten from stall 8, won a nursery at Goodwood (100-30). Hello You wasn’t best drawn in 9 but she did manage to get across to the centre of the track.
Even so, her subsequent Godowood fourth in Group 3 company was a solid effort, as she met trouble and seemed ill at ease on the track, and she won the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes here yesterday. Stall 2 is a slight concern and I’ve downgraded here from a 3pt nap to a 2pt one as a result.
COPPER KNIGHT – (2.40 Haydock, 2pts win - 9/2)
COPPER KNIGHT ran a fine race over course and distance on his penultimate start, finishing second by a head and doing clear best of those to race on the front end. The winner, third, fourth and fifth all came from off the pace and he had three lengths to spare over the next prominent racer.
The combination of headwind and 5f143y trip scuppered his chances in the Portland Handicap next time and though only 12th best, he actually did fourth best of the prominent racers. One of those, sixth placed Mr Wagyu, boosted the form by finishing third in the Ayr Gold Cup on his next outing. Copper Knight returns to his optimum conditions and doesn’t look to pace much pressure for the lead this time.
AL SIMMO – (3.15 Haydock, 2pts win - 6/1)
AL SIMMO ran a huge race in Listed company at Ayr last time, the 75-rated filly finishing seventh of the 16 runners and beating horses rated 86, 92, 94, 87, 84, 90, 99, 87 and 85. She was less than four lengths behind the winner Dandalla and only two lengths behind the 103-rated third Keep Busy.
She was also poorly draw that day. She’s been shoved up to a mark of 82 but there’s still plenty of meat on the bone where her handicap mark is concerned and this smaller field will suit – her record in single-figure line-ups reads 11121 (4-5)
BELL ROCK – (3.40 Newmarket, 1pt each-way - 40/1)
BELL ROCK’s love of the Rowley Mile course has persuaded me to get involved despite the fact that he must carry top weight. His record here reads 1131 (3-4), with the latest win a comfortable verdict over dual subsequent winner Maydanny off a mark of 103.
His only course defeat came in this race last year when a 10-1 third to Majestic Dawn when he was ridden more patiently than ideal on a tailwind-affected track. His low draw might not be ideal but he still looks overpriced.
TAWTHEEF – (5.30 Chelmsford, 1pt win - 17/2)
TAWTHEEF hasn’t had much luck with the draw since catching the eye against a strong pace bias at Leicester in early July, making the running against the ‘dead’ rail when mid-division at Salisbury and racing in the ‘swamp’ from stall 2 when fourth at Lingfield.
He’s drawn high here but there’s not much pace on his inside and he should be able to adopt a good early position, perhaps sitting in second place behind likely frontrunner The King’s Steed.
Today’s Best Bets
Ultra Chic – 1pt win – 1.15 Newmarket (no prices yet but she’s forecast at 15-2)
Cruyff Turn – 1pt win – 2.05 Haydock (7-1 geenerally)
Sandrine – 2pts win – 2.25 Newmarket (9-2 generally)
Copper Knight – 2pts win – 2.40 Haydock (9-2 generally)
Al Simmo – 2pts win – 3.15 Haydock (6-1 William Hill is the only price so far)
Bell Rock – 1pt each-way – 3.40 Newmarket (40-1 William Hill, seven places)
Tawtheef – 1pt win – 5.30 Chelmsford (17-2 William Hill)
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