Thoughts on today’s runners

We are sending out two runners, today (Wednesday 20th July).


First up is Moondial, she runs in the 1.35pm a seven furlong nursery under Jack Mitchell (please note this is a jockey change) at Lingfield Park. Moondial has improved with each start to date as she has developed and stepped up in trip. She caught a bad bump last time out over course and distance in a maiden. She probably would have finished a touch closer that day without the inconvenience. The filly should find her self able to be more competitive in this company and take another step forward. She has a wider draw than ideal, (7 of 8).

Clear to Land has the most solid looking form having finished second at Beverley in a similar contest last time out. She didn’t have an ideal trip that day, and looked strongest at the finish, which perhaps suggests her forte is a strong test. Therefore, this sharper track might not be entirely suitable. Malhumorada looked as if the extra furlong she gets today would be a big plus on her nursery debut so warrants respect. The remainder make their nursery debuts. Most step up in distance which ought to bring some improvement. Talamanca has an eye catching jockey booking, is gelded and has had a bit of time to strengthen after three quick runs over the minimum trip.

Moondial runs for her owners Diskovery Partnership X and will be led up by Tamsin Karn.


Andaleep runs later in the day in the 6.08pm. A 10 furlong apprentice Handicap at Sandown, William Cox will be riding. The older gelding has only recently joined the team and made an immediate impact winning first time out. He followed up with a solid third, in a race that perhaps wasn’t run entirely to suit. Andaleep has an excellent course record. He has won three times at Sandown. He was also first past the post on another occasion (with William aboard).

Shannon Pasotti leads in David Egan aboard Andaleep at Goodwood

This looks competitve, Mr Zee posted what was a career best last time when winning at Leicester. Silastar won an easier contest over shorter last time out and has won over a mile and half earlier in his career when trained in France. Pledge of Honour has won twice this season in this grade at this trip. He has been placed on his two most recent starts.

Andaleep runs in the colours of owner James Finch and will be led up by Shannon Pasotti who cares for him daily at home.