Thoughts on today’s runners

Two runners today at opposite ends of the country. Ellen Clacy lines up in the 2.30 at Yarmouth and Promotion in the 5.50 at Carlisle.

Ellen Clacy

The three year old filly will head to post for the 2.30pm under David Egan for a mile and a half handicap. The filly hasn’t been the fastest of learners. She seemed suited by the step up in trip and addition of cheek pieces last time out at Windsor. That wasn’t a truly run contest and it was difficult to get involved from off the pace. The more conventional track at Yarmouth and a good sized field should lead to a better pace. The filly should take another step forward here.

The form of the Windsor race will be put to the test as the first, second, fourth and fifth all reoppose. There are few lines of form that suggest that others will have to take a step forward to get involved. The the front two that day Fast Forward and Rita Rana coming clear of the rest.

Ellen Clacy runs for the Diskovery Partnership. She will be led up by Natalie Jankiewicz.


Promotion has been running well of late with a close second last time out. He will be bidding to go one better today under PJ McDonald in the 5.50pm. The gelding deserves to win a race having hit the front not far from the finish line at Salisbury when third two starts ago. Last time he only just got worn down very late on last time out at Bath. He drops back a furlong, to nine furlongs but the stiff nature of the track should mean that is of little inconvenience to Promotion.

Promotion looks to have good opportunity here, but is probably vulnerable to an improver. Lituus took a step forward on handicap debut at Newcastle with the extra likely to be a positive here looks the most obvious danger. Audit is another who looks as if a stiffer test might suit. Methinks ran well last time over seven furlongs but is far from a certain stayer. Similar comments apply to Antwasaprettypenny (she did finish ahead of Audit on her penultimate run).

Promotion runs for owners J Lukas, T Aspinall & Partners and will be led up by Shannon Pasotti.