Thoughts on Percy’s Lad
Percy’s Lad bids for his third win of the season in the 3.40 at Chester this afternoon. Tom Eaves takes the ride in the 7.5 furlong handicap.
Percy’s Lad enjoyed a great start to life at Sarsen Farm having lost his way for previous connections. He was an “horses in training” purchase last October. The switch of scenery saw him winning his first two starts before a game front running second to a progressive three year old. The gelding ran pretty well in the Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot, making most on the wrong side of the track before tiring late on. He is perhaps best forgiven his most recent run which came on the back of that Ascot effort. He was been given a bit of time out in the paddocks to freshen up and this has been the target since. Regular jockey Richard Kingscote who is required elsewhere today has always fight a track like Chester would be a positive. Stall 3 is also a plus.
A good prize on a Saturday afternoon the race has drawn a competitive field. On A Session looks the starting point in this and has been consistent this summer in similar races. Positive Impact is a lightly raced three year old who is still open to further progression. Last years winner Fools Rush In is another with obvious chances. He won over course and distance last time out too, although his draw is not helpful.
Percy’s Lad runs in the colours of Alan Kerr. He will be led up today by Ilse Belien and overseen by travelling manager Shaun Johnson.