Hot Races with Tony McCormick
From the eight horses highlighted last month we had two winners in Empress Ali at 4/1 and Luca Cumani’s Laurence at 11/4, while we hit the bar with Ayresome Angel, second of four, beaten a neck.
Salieris Mass, second of 12, beaten one and quarter lengths and Forgiving Glance, second of 10, beaten a length. Paul Midgley’s Irish Cailin finished a respectable fourth of 12, beaten only two lengths.
Ascot Class 4 Maiden Stakes over 7f on 5th September won by Culterati, has produced three winners from the three races, second place Atlantic Son has since won at Ffos Las, while third place Christchurch won at Newbury recently over 6f for trainer Brian Meehan. Maestro Mac finished seventh at Ascot beaten three lengths won his maiden at Wolverhampton.
Fourth, fifth and sixth place, John Gosdens Satish, Sir Michael Stoute’s Ballet Concerto and the well thought of Manson, should all be noted next time out.
York Class 4 Handicap over 2m½f on 6th September has produced three winners and three places from six runs since Amour de Nuit won under Luke Morris by half length. The winner went on to win at Ayr recently, with the fourth place, Hidden Justice finished behind in second at 12/1. Second place Longshadow has finished in the same position in a Wolverhampton Handicap. Third place Corona Borealis finished second to 50/1 outsider Hardstone at Ayr.
Hurry Home Poppa, beaten 18 lengths in the York race, came out and won a Catterick Handicap at 8/1, while Dominada, who finished 11th of the 12 runners at York, won at Catterick over a mile and half.
Fifth place Dr Irv is expected to go hurdling, while Mark Walford’s Craggaknock will be dropped in the ratings following the York race and will be interesting when dropping in to a Class 4 contest on a mark of around 77 and running at a mile and half.
John Quinns The Kid and eighth place Lady Yeats should be monitored in the next couple of weeks.
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