Evening Preview, Saturday 9th August 2014
I have the chair for a few hours on RacingFM this evening and hopefully a few opportunities present themselves to play in the races on offer. My Today’s Info column runners will be well on their way home by the time these come around so hopefully I am not chasing!!
Ayr – 7.40pm ( 0-85 ) 5f Handicap
Polski Max is the interesting one, highlighted by James Boyle in his weekly horses to follow column of course so a few of you sharp minds may already be aboard by the time you read this. Handicapped to win of 81 and the man who has had such a super summer for Richard Fahey is aboard and that is George Challoner who will also reduce the weight of 9st 10lb by a handy 3lbs here. George doesn’t have the best record on the horse but that was in really hot events and the four year old has not been beaten far in similar contests the last twice to suggest it may be time to wade in now. Classy Anne looks the main danger at the bottom but Polski Max has wanted a bit of juice and a few spins to get the act together and it should be a big effort this evening.
Kilbeggan – 8.00pm 2m4f Handicap Chase
Noel Meade is having a bit of an indian summer with his string in fine form, of course a big win at the Galway Festival always peps up matters and in Westhaven he has a six year old with plenty more to come over fences this year and beyond. A really nice performance at Tipp last month and prior to that a spin on the flat had followed good efforts on softer ground than would have been optimal at Punchestown and Rosscommon. The key is decent ground and a bit of confidence, should have both here and it’s a nice pot at a track that suits very well. The penny has dropped and provided it stays nice and dry there will run another good race.
Lingfield – 8.20pm Auction Maiden 1m2f
James Fanshawe has his yard flying and the step up to 1m 2f here for Wrood looks just the ticket to get another winner on the board. Stayed on both starts this term over a mile and behind two solid types. More than enough suggested that a race is there for the taking. A couple of debutantes of course but Tabjeel is the main danger in the book. This fella was only just nutted at the line last time but is a keen type and one I’d be happy to leave alone at short prices. Wrood should be favourite and hopefully sends readers home with a winner.
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