Thoughts on Andaleep

Andaleep was back to winning ways last week at Southwell and makes a quick return to the track today. That was his seventh win for the yard since joining us less than two years ago. The gelding heads to Kempton this evening for the 7.00pm a mile and a half contest, Rossa Ryan will be in the saddle.

This is Andaleep’s last chance to run at this level. The race divided so we thought it was worth having a shot as he’s often run well on a quick turn around. His win last week was in a steadily run race. So it probably wasn’t the hardest of races in terms of physical demand. He was a little disappointing on his previous start. Whilst he had run very well at the track earlier in the winter it is interesting when noting the Timeform going assessments that those runs were on a surface they calculated to be standard. Last time out the calculation had the surface as riding as standard to slow.

It is interesting that the clerk invariably calls the surface standard to slow at Kempton. Timeform have calculated a variety of goings ranging from slow through to standard in the last couple of months. They are one step ahead of Chelsmford where the surface is consistently reported as standard. Yet time based calculations state it has been slow for months.

Andaleep & Shannon

Ensured ran well on his first start back in the UK having spent much of his career in Hong Kong. He looks the horse to beat. Suffrajet’s stand out performance was at the track and although this would be a career best, that is possible as she’s only had nine starts.

Andaleep runs for James Finch and will be led up by Shannon Pasotti who cares for him daily at home.