Thoughts on Andaleep
Andaleep runs at Windsor today in the 3.20 handicap over 10 furlongs, Jack Mitchell will be on board. The gelding is bidding for his fifth win this season.
Andaleep ran in a couple of racing league events on his last couple of starts, things didn’t quite pan out in the first over this course and distance, where he perhaps lacked the tactical pace to really compete at that level when fourth. Its probably best putting a line through his next run on an evening when both our runners disappointed at Newcastle. The race developed on the stands side that evening and he was out in the middle of the track. These are calmer waters and he should be fine on the ground. Drawn out in 2 can make things tricky in a big field over this distance at Windsor.
Perhaps understandably the potentially progressive Lebsayer leads the market but he’d need to take a decent step forward to win in this company. The consistent Tartan Chief looks the more likely of the three year olds, particularly if the first time cheek pieces add a further slice of improvement. Of the older horses Saligo Bay is of interest on his first run on the flat for new connections having gone well over hurdles for them. His previous flat form is at a mile and half but he travelled well enough to suggest a drop back would be fine. A repeat of Further Measures good run at Newbury last time out would give him every chance here too.
Andaleep runs in the colours of owner James Finch and will be led up by Shannon Pasotti who cares for him daily at home.