8.30 Newmarket: Handicap, Class 4
I really like the Cape Cross gelding Oracolo in this open looking race. Rated a fair 71 on his handicap debut, he appeals as the type to improve with age.
He needed three attempts to get off the mark last year, finished third on his second start in a good Redcar maiden and won at Wolverhampton eventually in a decent race. Thhat day he gave the impression of talent individual as he had to overcome a wide draw which is never an advantage there, but made eye-catchingly progress from 3f out on the wide outside and won the race in a photo in the end.
Step up to 1m is sure to suit on pedigree, Jamie Spencer booked may indicate that a good run is expected on his seasonal reappearance. Interestingly he has also been gelded over the winter. In a nutshell – there could be plenty more to come. In this open little race he looks a big price!
Oracolo @ 16/1 Coral – 5pts win