Thoughts on today’s runnersOctober 5, 2017
A busy afternoon with three runners on Thursday 5th of October.
Nuncio, Tom Queally, Lingfield 16.35
Nuncio has been largely consistent all season in median auction maidens but doesn’t look to have much up his sleeve with the handicapper, so once again may be knocking on the door rather than opening it in this mile handicap. He is also poorly drawn out in stall 10.
Easy Code and Evening Hill look tough opponents arriving here on the back of recent successes, Peace and Plenty wasn’t far behind Evening Hill and enters considerations on that basis.
Passing Star, Adam Kirby, Lingfield 17.05
Passing Star should be suited by today’s conditions in this mile handicap, he is well drawn in a race that looks like it will be run at a decent pace and he has good course form. He’s an old boy who isn’t always consistent but if he puts in a good effort here he should be very competitive.
A more open looking race and a few with a little bit to prove. Dreaming Time looks the most likely to bounce back to form on the back of a solid third last time out and is a course and distance winner in the spring. Character Onesie hasn’t won for a while but is well handicapped on his best form and although a bit inconsistent is also a threat. Himalayan Queen is another that can play a part and has creditable recent form.
Disapproval, George Downing, Chelmsford 17.45
Disapproval runs over 6 furlongs in nursery company for the first time, she has run ok to date without setting the world alight, she will likely want a seventh furlong at some point but just needs to learn to settle a bit better in her races first. She has very tough draw out in 11 but hopefully she will show more today. She races for the Diskovery Partnership.
Vegas Boys brings solid form in the grade to the table and Dyson’s Girl has shown form at a slightly higher grade and warrants respect. However, there are several lightly raced opponents in opposition who may find this level a bit easier than the novice and maiden races they have been in so far. Long Embrace looks the most obvious based on a decent debut on the all weather at Wolverhampton followed by lessor efforts on softer turf surfaces.