3.20 Yarmouth: Class 5 Handicap, 1m 6f
Interesting step up in trip for Soloist, who shaped like she may get this new distance after a fine runner-up effort at Catterick recently over 1m 3f.
That was only her second handicap start, and the lightly raced filly improved quite a bit that day from what she showed in four runs before.
She ran to a 70 topspeed rating that day, so the 1lb adjustment of her mark is probably more than fair – if she can improve for experience and distance, indeed.
10pts win – Soloist @ 4/1 MB
5.45 Kempton: Class 6 Handicap, 1 mile
Fortune And Glory drops down to class 6 and is back on the All-Weather over his preferred mile trip at the place he ran to a career best last summer. Off 2lb lower he won a similar race really well, achieving a 65 topspeed rating as a consequence.
He won another race on turf later on at Salisbury, so now dropping again to quite handy mark after a number of not so good efforts is interesting, particularly in light of the most recent run, where, despite only finishing 7th, he wasn’t far beaten and caught the eye.
The aid of a good draw should help to be in a good position here in a race that is not all that competitive.
10pts win – Fortune And Glory @ 7/2 MB
6.00 Bath: Class 6 Handicap, 1m 2f
This looks an ideal opportunity for Ramatuelle to score on what is her second handicap start and only 6th career start. Possibly campaigned over way too short as a juvenile, and ‘enjoying’ a pipe opener over a mile in May, she now is upped to a trip likely to suit on pedigree.
Her sire Champs Elysees has a superb record over 10f, particularly at Bath and on fast ground. The dam side points to this sort of distance also. Dropped to 51 after her handicap debut, Sir Mark Prescott has campaigned the 3-year-old smartly as of this mark, with these conditions, in quite a poor race, Ramatuelle will be a strong contender.
She also has a number of subsequent entries already, suggesting connections may well believe she is well in, turning her out quickly again.
10pts win – Ramatuelle @ 11/1 MB