Thoughts on today’s runners – Friday
We send out five runners across three meetings from Sarsen Farm today and are optimistic for some good results. Moondial leads the way in the 4.45pm at Epsom with Richard Kingscote taking the ride. We then head over to Newmarket where Aira Force lines up in the 5.45pm under Hector Crouch, followed by Southwold at 6.55pm and then Forest Demon in the 7.30pm. The two geldings will both be ridden by William Buick. Last but not least Bowland Park runs at Thirsk under Tom Eaves in the 8.20pm.
Moondial has been consistent all season, winning once and picking up a prize in every start. She should be suited by the track, this is a slight step up in class though and she’d not want too much rain.
Buy the Dip & Turquoise Diamond look the biggest dangers in the race.
Moondial runs for Diskovery Partnership X and will be led up by Natalie Jankiewicz who cares for her at home.
Aira Force has been showing improvement at home recently, she gets a tongue tie for the first time and we are hopeful she can take a step forward today.
Portfin & De Bruyne Horse look like they will be competitive today.
The filly runs for Gary and Lesley Middlebrook and will be led up by James Pulley.
Southwold pricked his ears when he hit the front at Sandown last time so gets switched to blinkers, he’s never been out the first three and William Buick riding again has to be a plus as he will know him better this time.
The main dangers look to be Where’s Freddy & Bird of Play.
Southwold is another runner for the Middlebrooks who also bred him at their Wood Farm Stud. He will be led up by Tamsin Karn.
Forest Demon has gone close a couple of times recently, maybe was a touch disappointing without running a bad race last time at Chelmsford. Gets a tongue tie for the first time.
Squeeze Box looks like the one to beat today.
Forest Demon runs for owners Capture The Moment IX and will be led up by James Pulley who cares for the gelding daily at home.
Bowland Park ran well on his first run of the season at Haydock only going down to a well handicapped one who has won since. This is a lower grade so as long as ground is not too quick he should go well.
Arranmore, Solanna Spirit & Roman Dynasty all look to be the main dangers in the race.
Bowland Park completes a trio of runners for Gary & Lesley Middlebrook and will be led up by Shannon Pasotti.