Thoughts on Lisa’s Legacy chances of following up his recent successSeptember 22, 2013
Lisa’s Legacy runs in the 4.50 at Kempton tomorrow afternoon. Richard Kingscote stays in the saddle for the mile and half handicap for three year olds. Lisa’s Legacy won over course and distance in fine style here a couple of weeks ago and now has to take a step up in class after being raised 8lbs for his five length success. He is very well in himself at home and has just ticked over in between, he has held his from really well for the last couple of months and its a credit to the whole team how he has improved from start to start. He is now racing off a mark some 15lbs higher than when he arrived in the yard and has only finished out of the first four in eight starts since joining us.
Tomorrow’s opposition is a lot tougher than anything Lisa’s Legacy has faced to date and it will be interesting to see how he handles the rise in class. A case can be made for several of the opposition but the best starting point is probably Prospera who has won three of her last four starts and has looked a much better horse since she started wearing blinkers in her races. Grendisar has form with a couple of these horses notably a victory over Portmonarch and although firmly put in his place by a smart horse last time seems to enjoy the surface and has looked progressive on it. A drop back in trip doesn’t look the obvious choice for Madame Vestris but she didn’t really get the run of the race at Chester last time and is the most lightly raced of these and shouldn’t be ignored – a strong gallop would play to her strengths.
Lisa’s Legacy streaking clear to record a five length victory under Richard Kingscote at Kempton on his most recent start