Thoughts on Outrage at Nottingham

Outrage heads to Nottingham today for the 4.40 (Wednesday 28th of September). Richard Kingscote partners the gelding in the six furlong handicap. We’ve had the race in our heads as a target for him all season. He has done all his winning over five furlongs thus far in is career but finished second over six to a progressive horse when last tried over the trip. Certainly stepped up in class the extra furlong may suit, allowing him to travel behind the leaders within his comfort zone before hopefully delivering a serious turn of foot at the end of the race. His last race was a bit of a disaster, the ground being too soft for him and being drawn on the wrong side in a fiercely competitive event so we can probably put line through it and expect a better performance. The only slight concern would be if the ground heads towards the easy side of good.

With having to qualify and some decent prize money on offer its a competitive race and there are some in form horses on show. Being in form is often key to a sprinter and its probable that the main dangers will be the handful that have recently won class four races. Syrian Peral, Cool Bahamian and Belle Desert all fill this criteria. Guishan has been close enough in recent starts in class three races to suggest that she too can figure here. The improving three year olds are to be respected, Penny Pot Lane, Curious Fox and possibly Alpine Dream fit this criteria but have yet to prove their ability at this sort of level and may find the older horses a touch too strong at this stage of their careers still.