Thoughts on Andaleep
Andaleep lines up at Windsor this evening under Sean Levey in the 7.30.
Andaleep has produced a career best performance last time out to win at Sandown. He landed a valuable Sunday Series Prize. He is four wins from seven starts since arriving at Sarsen Farm. It is exciting to see if this six year old can continue to develop. This evening he steps up in class again for a the Racing League, which offers great prize money, even if owners do have to forego their colours for the night. He won over this course and distance earlier in the season, but this is a tougher race and his other wins have been at ten furlongs. The nature of the track means that we felt the 11.5 furlongs was better option than the 10 furlong race.
A more challenging contest than Andaleep has taken part in so far it will likely require another career best, albeit he runs off the same mark as his last win as that was an apprentice race. Haunted Dream is a largely progressive three year old and there could well be more to come. Merlin’s Beard won a Racing League race earlier in the season. He is to be feared here on that basis. Old Port was behind him that day but has the ability to turn the tables.
Sword Beach won the Racing League race over course and distance race last year. The gelding hasn’t been seen on the flat yet this season. Hurdling hasn’t worked out particularly well for Sword Beach but he should be fine reverted back to the flat. Our “team mate” Silverscape was second to us at Sandown. Silverscape finished that race strongly and he could well be suited by the step up in distance.
Andaleep is owned by James Finch and will be led up by Shannon Pasotti who cares for him daily at home.