We managed to break one maiden tag yesterday with Cherubic, who scored at 9/1 (7/1SP) for the column. Today, we're once again on board with a horse or two seeking to get off the mark under rules.
7.50 - Rocksette 9/2
A competitive little 10f Class 5 contest here, but at 9/2 I’m going to take a chance on Rocksette, a filly in consistent form, running off just 8st 5lb here with David Egan negating that by a further 3lb. She’s ran to an RPR of 57 on her last three starts, which shows she isn’t exactly progressive, but she remains competitively handicapped off 54 and up in class here, has a very low weight in relation to her chief market rivals. That gap between her on 8st 2lb Vs Fanfair & Ashazuri on 9st+, is not quite made up in favour of her rivals in terms of speed, as Rocksette has some reasonable figures in that regard, so there’s every chance she can make use of her low weight and experience against those two. She has placed at the track before, while her jockey has fired in 16 winners from his last 75 rides in the last 28 days. Ed de Giles’ Delirium is the other threat, but this is a different track and I’m not entirely sold on the worth of that Chepstow form.
2.30 - Power Of Darkness 11/4
Marcus Tregoning is finding the net in recent days, with winners at Beverley and Goodwood and his returning Power Of Darkness has an excellent chance of getting off the mark at the third time of asking for the master at Whitsbury Manor Stables. He was an encouraging 3rd in a hot Newmarket (July course) novice race when last seen back in August and although fitness isn’t totally assured, the yard has come into form at just the right time. There’s isn’t a great deal of depth to this contest and I’m hopeful this 3yo colt has the tools to serve it up to Wufud.
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