5.10 Southwell: Class 6 Handicap, 1 mile
Equidae has caught my in all of his last three starts. In my book he ran much better than the bare form of those races suggest. He didn’t receive hard rides in of those, while running well to the line, even if things weren’t in his favour on multiple occasions.
The two Newcastle runs over a mile a visually quite taking, although his latest run here at Southwell over the shorter 7 furlongs trip is equally compelling, as Equidae was mad keen early on, pulling loads of energy away but still managed to finish a fair 4th.
Another couple of pounds off, he will race off 7lb less than when winning over this course and distance last May. Equidae also matched or battered his current mark on topspeed ratings multiple times.
Cheek-pieces on for the first time may help him to settle a bit better as he has the tendency to race freely.
10pts win – Equidae @ 3.6/1 WH
5.45 Southwell: Class 6 Handicap, 1m 3f
Earl Of Bunnacurry has probably the key piece of form with his 3rd over 1m 6f back in December – form that worked out tremendously well. The gelding made most likely too much early on and ultimately didn’t have anything left in the tank when it mattered most.
He changed yards, was largely disappointing in two starts for new connections since, particularly when send off 4/1 on stable debut.
However, back over a possibly suitable trip, at Southwell where he usually runs rather well, with two pounds off his mark and new headgear, I feel Earl Of Bunnacurry is an intriguing runner in a race where there is little to fear.
A return to that December form will see him having a massive chance to get his head in front again.
10pts win – Earl Of Bunnacurry @ 8/1 MB