7.10 Ripon: Class 5 Handicap, 1m
He looks not the likeliest on recent form, however a wind surgery might do the trick for 3-year-old Fume. A son of Frankel, and a half-brother to solid Mesquite, now down to a rating of 69 in a rather poor contest offers a big opportunity to get off the mark, if the wind OP has helped.
Fume showed promise as a juvenile, particularly on the All-Weather, having beaten only by a neck twice last November of 69 and 72 ratings, also running a topspeed rating of 69.
A fair 3rd place effort in April this year also showed he’s trained on, so the breathing may indeed have been the problem the last twice.
10pts win – Fume @ 14/1 MB
8.50 Windsor: Class 4 Handicap, 1m 3.5f
Small and competitive field but the most upside is with Fearless Warrior I believe. He’s a tricky sort now fitted with blinkers for the first time after three rather disappointing efforts this season.
He should be a sort that’s improving with age as a son of Sea The Stars born in April, so’ll happily give him another chance.
Fearless Warrior is down to a mark of 80 now, but finished last season with a strong runner-up effort at Newmarket running to a topspeed rating of 83. If there is still a bit more to come and the blinkers help to focus, then he should run a huge race today.
10pts win – Fearless Warrior @ 7/2 MB