Thoughts on Today’s Runners
Two runners this afternoon. First up is Zulu Girl in the 4.10 at Goodwood. Nicola Currie is in the irons for the nine furlong handicap and the pair are drawn in stall 4. Zulu Girl steps up a furlong in distance today as she bids for a hat trick. She has always hit the line strongly over a mile and we are relatively confident the extra furlong will be fine. The track too should suit as her wins have come at undulating tracks, Brighton & Chepstow. A slight rise in class it will require another career best but the form of her two most recent wins looks to be working out well.
Sky Power drops back in distance today for a new stable after returning from a long lay off. He had good form in the winter never being out of the placings and if he can find some improvement he rates a danger. General Lee’s best runs have come on faster ground and he is probably the one to beat.
Zulu Girl is by Lethal Force, out of the Diktat mare, Upskittled. She is owned by Colin and Trish Fletcher-Hall and will be led up by Ilse Belien, who cares for the filly at home, and overseen by Sammy Barnett.
Our second runners is Seneca Chief in the 5.35 at Newmarket. Dane O’Neill takes the ride in the five furlong handicap and they are drawn in stall 3. The removal of the hood has seen a return to form, he won well at Salisbury before being just shuffled a bit too far back at Lingfield to really get involved when trying to win under a penalty.
Han Solo Berger meets Passional again where the latter won over course and distance last time out and she is bidding for a double and should go well again. Soul Seeker looks the one to beat as he drops back in grade and should be competitive having won four races this season and was competing at a much higher level on his most recent starts.
Seneca Chief races for Gary and Lesley Middlebrook who also bred the gelding. He is by Invincible Spirit out of the Namid mare, Albertine Rose. He will be led up by James Pulley and overseen by travelling manager, Shaun Johnson. Jan Kasecky cares for the gelding at home.
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