CLASSIC CHARM (best price 10-3) has built a nice affinity with the current C&D along with her seemingly in her element under testing requirements, everything seems set fair for the next huge effort from Dean Ivory’s in-form filly.
A game champion of an aggressive handicap when busting her duck at the thirteenth attempt, the daughter of Rip Van Winkle did not have to wait too much time to improve her tally as she ran out an even more convincing scorer in her return trip each time out. Sinking into the lead three out off the back of powerful fractions, the three-year-old retained her foot on the pedal all the way to the lineup to score by a long-looking seven lengths and it came as no surprise to find she’d posted the fastest pace figure on the seven-race card also including subsequent Group race protagonist, Miss O Connor. Despite being slapped round the wrists by the assessor, the figures suggest she is capable of and she’s fancied to maintain her unbeaten route record intact.
SAIKUNG (NAP) (best price 2-1) ran out an impressive winner at Nottingham even though a tardy beginning and she looks one to keep on negative based on that performance.
Normally slow into her stride, Charlie Hills’ filly was again true to her word in the early paces at the Midland venue, but notably she settled nicely and was noted travelling well turning at home. Picking up readily as the strong speed dropped within the final two furlongs, the daughter of Acclamation swept by her field with a sharp turn of foot in a short space of time and she ended up dropping going away with plenty left in the tank. Definitely a filly right about the money right now, the catch rain throughout the afternoon will perform her opportunities no harm, and with the outstanding Sebastian Woods in the plate (who’ll hopefully drop her out and give her lots of time to locate her stride), she should have all bases covered.
THE PECKHAMPOUNCER (best price 7-2) is a really likeable form and after his breakthrough success at Tipperary another day, he is strongly fancied to keep his progression over a track that witnessed him run a huge race on introduction.
Not quite good enough for the likes of Sunday Sovereign and also Arizona here back at the sexy maiden back in early May, David Broad’s colt, nevertheless, did contour miles better than his 50-1 odds implied and his subsequent performances have shown that streak for no fluke. Placed on his next few starts, the son of Cappella Sansevero shipped up at the Limerick Junction venue with high hopes of eventually getting off the mark and despite hurrying over a sharp five-furlongs and attempting soft floor for the very first time, he came through the examination with flying colors. Very powerful at the business end of that well-run event five days ago, this major colt simply reverted the easy underfoot c0onditions and together with the forecast suggesting that the Co Kildare track is in for a soaking in the build up to the race, he should be in his element more than most.
CONCIERGE (best price 4-1) has a little to find strictly on the publication with Mercenary Rose in their assembly at Goodwood lately, but nicely drawn back on the all-weather, there is more than a fair possibility that George Scott’s filly could flip the tables on her old rival.
In a race in which the large amounts were leveled, the daughter of Society Rock got hung out to dry being made to change down and race the un-favoured centre area of the trail and while Mercenary Rose was one of many to benefit for ploughing a furrow up the nearside rail, she came home strongly away from where the main action took place. On this evidence, the blinkers she wore first-time certainly did not do any injury and was unlucky on her only prior visit to today’s track last September (clipped heels and nearly dropped out two ), the three-year-old filly can hold her own at slightly warmer waters compared to her last two starts.
BUZZ KILLINGTON (best cost 33-1) remains somewhat of an unknown quantity in several respects, but he has at least demonstrated sufficient ability in three begins to warrant a small interest in a big cost in a race up for grabs. ?? Unsurprisingly outpaced twice over five-furlongs to get a horse having a stout pedigree, Noel Meade’s gelding shaped well from a poor draw at Naas out time over a furlong extra, but even so, he still looked like he would be seen to better effect over farther. Up to a mile here , then will cause further progress and if he manages the floor, he can simply outrun his outrageous dawn chances.
BLAIRMAYNE’s (best price 14-1) last two runs have been better than the bare results imply and he’s worth a pop in a significant cost to rebound back to his best form above a track that has functioned well in the past. A creditable moment of those who hurried up the stands’ side weapon in the Scurry Premier Handicap here two starts ago (3lb out of handicap), Natalie Lupini’s gelding got no run whatsoever at Leopardstown when going well in supporting the speed on his latest outing. Working on the grounds he would have gone into winning the night and the other unfortunate horse at the race Master Matt (won next time) is gearing up in 6-1, the son of Zebedee seems buttery at his dawn odds.