Thoughts on Today’s Runners
Outrage is the first runner of the day in the 11.50 at Southwell. The veteran sprinter makes his first trip to to the course with for the five furlong sprint with Jack Mitchell in the irons. The new tapeta surface is the attraction, he has an excellent record at Newcastle over the straight five so the straight five here looks ideal with replacement of the slow fibresand. New tracks do take time to bed in and ride a bit slow to being with which is obviously a slight concern as generally his best runs have come when the surface is closer to standard. Outrage ran a bit flat last time out but that can be forgiven at this stage of his career and he looks to have bounced out of that race well here.
The race looks wide open, with the second & fourth from a race Outrage was third in at Newcastle a few weeks ago all re-opposing, there shouldn’t be much between them again. Others who might get involved are the back to form Giogiobbo who was a course and distance winner in a lower class last time, Tropics can’t be ruled out after a decent run last time despite his advancing years. Charming Kid can go out very hard in front which mightn’t be ideal in this race but if he can be measured in his pace he could get close to the main protagnists.
Outrage is races for Capture the Moment & Crowd Racing, he will be led up by James Pulley who cares for him at home and overseen by Shaun Johnson who is his regular rider at home.
Presently heads to Kempton for the 5.15 to make her debut. Richard Kingscote will ride in the one mile maiden. This lovely big scopey daughter of Time Test is out of Rosaceous who was a useful in our early days training, she won a Newbury maiden and was just a few pounds short of listed class. She goes nicely at home and should develop into a nice filly over middle distances at 3, she should have learned a bit from a racecourse gallop last week however we would expect her to develop quite a bit from today’s experience too.
Morgan Fairy sets the standard of those that have run but it certainly doesn’t look a level that something in this field of well bred filly’s couldn’t improve past or better on their debut, perhaps Makkari is perhaps the most interesting and obvious on that front.
Presently races for Gary & Lesley Middlebrook who bred the filly. She will be led up by Epona Miller who cares for her at home and overseen by Yard Manger Lauren Webb.