We selected 3 horses today. Two on the flat and one over the sticks
Our two on the flat did not fair to well but our day was saved by Jaunty Soria who was ridden from the front (which I was surprised about) and was given a well judged ride by Sam Twiston Davies
Neil Mulholland’s runners at the track have to be respected. His all time record has yielded a 22% strike rate when he has runners at Perth. He looks to have a live challenger in the form of Jaunty Soria. The selection was bough out of the shrewd but small Eckley yard. Throughout the selections career the horse has been consistent and barring the odd run this mare is generally bang there. Won on debut for the Mulholland yard when winning a novice hurdle in decent style at Fontwell. Her last two runs has seen her travel into the race well but not finding us much as likely when under pressure. That is a slight concern however this looks a much easier race (She was 4th to An Tailliur who beat our tip on Monday). Bearing in mind the standard of this race I am hoping she will travel round on the bridle under a canny ride from STD.
A few longer term members should remember this horse from a few year back when he had INFO on it when winning early in his career. He is a strong travelling horse that needs to be delivered at the right time. If he kicks on to early he can get lonely and think he has won. Has won over 1m2f in the past and this 1f short will be within his compass as long as they go a decent pace (which they should). Has been in good form this season, winning once and going very close on the 2 other occasions. Last time out he went close at Carlisle when beaten 1/2 length by Colony Queen. He was a tad unlucky that day as he didn’t get the best run through having been closed off by the winner. The front 3 finished clear of the remainder also. He arrives fresh and as long as he gets a good passage then he will be bang there come the finish.
Interesting runner this one. Not been seen all season until last month when making a re-appearence at Newbury. Went from the front that day following a gelding operation and was well supported before the off. Looked as though he was would fade when headed but to his credit he kept on was able to hold off the re-opposing Turn On The Charm for 3rd. Given that was his first run in 279 days we can be forgiven for thinking our horse will be a lot sharper this afternoon. I think they will try and fly out the stalls and make all today. If he can get a good break he might be tough to catch