Sir Gerry has come out of his race last week well according to John Bests assistant trainer and he goes for the Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle over 6f. I think he's probably better suited by a small field as he usually comes with a late rattle and because he gets up late the handicapper may not have his true measure. The Golden Jubilee was probably a step to far for him and this small field Group 3 could be within his capabilities.
Knot in Wood and Himalya also both ran good races at Royal Ascot and it will be interesting to see how they get on to see if the handicapper was right in his assessment of their respective races.
Also at Newcastle we have the Totescoop6 Handicap over 6f, Lenny Bee has the chance to confirm the form of his win at Beverley a race in which several winners came out of and which he was always in command from his favourable draw. In his next race at Musselburgh they went a bit fast for him and he seemed to be eased down close home and I'm not sure if that was his true running behind Hamish McGonagall. Here he has the assistance of 7lb claimer Dale Swift and only having had 10 starts he is open to further improvement. Johhny Mudball, Baldemar and River Falcon could give im most to do.
Over at Windsor the Wokingham form comes under scrutiny again, however one I was looking at selecting for that was unable to get into the race and that was Wildcat Wizard(see previous post). Consequently he may be fresher than the ones who contested that and he has the best of the draw here too.
At Chester Bertoliver has the chance to show his Epsom Dash form holds up, he showed blistering pace there and if he can get to the rail here from his number 4 draw he could hold too much pace for the others to make any impression and for that reason he is the selection for this 5f handicap.
At Doncaster Lucky Numbers could still be ahead of the handicapper, he didnt have a very good draw last time and that was coupled with a poor start so in the circumstances he won well there and he must be placed at least.
Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock - It's been a tricky week for following the horses, but all came good yesterday at Chepstow. I didn't write a blog as my early thoughts were that the racing...
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