Some interesting racing today, including a couple of runners for me. Lilac Moon goes in the last at Newmarket and Pansy Potter in the 4:25 at Newbury.
Tom Dascombe runs a couple of likely types today, and they may both be worth following. Blakfrankisch runs in the first at Newbury, and is ridden by Michaela Sowerby. Michaela is a quality pair of hands at this level and she knows the horse well. Blakfrankisch may be better suited by the conditions here than his previous win at this track and he’s been aimed at this race for a while.
The Game runs at Newmarket at 3:30 and could be value to follow up in this valuable handicap. Tom is good at firing up flagging handicappers, and if he’s done the trick here he may be able to go in again.
Pansy runs in the 4:25 and Brian is very positive. He’s running her in blinkers because he tried it on the gallops and it made a world of difference to her – I’m expecting her to run a big race. I’ll have an each way saver on her, but she has a job on to beat Glen Molly who finished second behind the imperious Marine Boy two weeks ago. If you take Marine Boy out of the race then Glen Molly would have been a 3 length winner with another three lengths back to third, and would now be odds on to beat this lot. She should win.
To make up the yankee I’ll include Lilac Moon, who is in the form of her life and should go well in the conditions. The first four races I had her she was drawn 13. She was drawn 8 of 8 last time and she’s drawn 12 of 12 today – it’s freaky stuff. 12 is a good draw though as she’ll have the rail – no doubt we’ll try to make all as usual and RK is riding in great form at the moment.