Thoughts on today’s runners

Three runners today (Tuesday 8th October). Chitra is the first of the trio, running at 2.00 at Catterick Bridge. Tony Hamilton will be riding the 2 year old filly in the 6 furlong nursery. The filly sports a record of two wins and a second since stepping into handicap company and with the two horses that finished runner up to her finishing in the first two spots at Chelmsford last week the form looks solid. She has a tough draw to overcome today and this is a little step up in grade so she will have to produce a career best here.

Mahogany has run well in better races and looks a big danger in here from the plum draw. Such Promise has shown ability and drops into nursery consign for the first time and has a reasonable draw. Amelia R and Forcetoreckon have the ability to be involved but like Chitra will need a bit of luck from wider draws.

The second member of the trio is Nyala in the 4:35 at Brighton. The 3 year old filly will be ridden by William Carson in the ten furlong handicap. The pair were victorious over a mile at this venue last time out as Nyala got a victory she deserved for her consistency after several placed efforts. That was a weak race and she faces a rise in the weights as a result and steps up in grade here. She will have to find further improvement to be competitive here which is why we have gone for the extra distance as she has looked exposed over a mile.

The race is wide open, and cases can be made for several Henry Croft got the better of Katabatika in a big field event at Chelmsford last time out having generally been running in better races. Amitie Waltz is interesting on handicap debut at the age of six, it’s hard to imagine connections being so patient if the horse was not better than has been seen to date. Sing a Rainbow probably wants a bit further but has proven effective at the track.

The final horse running today is Outrage in the 7:45 at Newcastle. George Downing is riding in the 5 furlong handicap sprint. Outrage ran a cracking race to be second last week over six furlongs beaten a head at Kempton and is a course and distance winner here. He has taken in some big meetings this summer and is currently on a good mark and rounding into form. George rides him very well as he requires delivering late to be seen to best effect. There should be a good pace on here which all suits. He does need to break better than he has been. There is an opportunity to purchase a 50% share in Outrage email for more details

Zamjar who drops in grade looks the main danger. Choice Encounter at long odds might just be a better all weather horse, his last two runs on turf have been poor but they followed several good efforts on synthetic surfaces.