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What a week in racing…. Tiger Roll injured and out until 2020… Davy Russell not riding for Giggenstown & then he is! Plus Cheltenham cancel the opening day of this meeting due to flooding… Not to mention Douvan winning… Ah it’s great to be back……
Charlie will have his Saturday Selections while Rich will have the final word….
2.25 – Sirhu Du Lac – Has Won both starts this year and funnily enough both wins came at Cheltenham, first one was in January over 2m 5f when beating Nicky Henderson’s Janika by a head. The 2nd one was in March and again saw Sirhu Du Lac take on Henderson’s Janika and like last time Janika was 2nd but by 3/4 of a length this time around. Although there’s no Henderson runner today this field is of a good quality and Sirhu Du Lac will need to be at his best to take the spoils here, biggest danger comes in the shape of Slate House from the Colin Tizzard yard who also was a winner at Cheltenham last time out.
3.00 – The Butcher Said – Has posted 4 wins and a fair 2nd last time out at Cheltenham, the wins came at Huntingdon, Cartmel, Fontwell and Newton Abbot over 2m 5f and 2m 6f the 2nd place at Cheltenham was over 3m when beaten 4 and 1/2 lengths by Ramses De Teillee. Looks on an interesting mark for this listed handicap hurdle.
4.00 – Urban Artist – Was 4th here back in April over 2m 179y behind Mystic Dreamer but wasn’t beaten far as only 3 lengths separated the first 4 home. Was then sent out to Ludlow and won over 1m 7f and 169y, when beating Bit On The Side by 1/2 length. Nico was on board for that win and is partnered again today and another bold display can’t be ruled out.
Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pockets. I will now hand you over to Rich for The Final Word.
Final Word with Rich –
Thanks Charlie, I have taken on the All Weather meeting at Lingfield today….
1.00 Handicap… Class 2…. 1m 1yd…
Alrajaa…. 3 wins from 4 runs since returning in August when a 3/4’s of a length runner up at Salisbury. Won at Class 5 level over 7f at Chepstow in September before stepping up to 1m and making AW debut on October 3rd at Chelmsford. Winning a Class 4 Handicap by 3 & 1/2 lengths before making it 3 from 4 when taking a Class 2 Handicap at Kempton from Kuwait Currency by 2 & 1/4 lengths on October 15th….
2.10 Fillies Listed….. Class 1… 1m 2f….
Eva Maria…. 3 wins from 5 runs including her last 2, both over 1m 2f. Winning at Ayr in a Class 4 Handicap in September by 1 length &last time out on October 5th at Newmarket when taking a Class 2 Handicap by 1 length from Ghaziyah. Makes AW debut…
2.45 Churchill Stakes… Class 1 Listed… 1m 2f….
Pactolus…. The C&D winners form around this place is very impressive.. 2/2/4/1/3/3, with both the last 2 runs finishing 3rd from a mark of 104 and today runs from 102, which was the last C&D winning mark in January this year. Having finished 3rd in the Winter Derby to Wissahickon & 3rd to Matterhorn in the Middle Distance Stakes on AW Champs day here back in April. The last run was on October 10th at Kempton, when a 2 length 3rd in a Class 2 Handicap….
That is everything for you today folks… Thanks for popping by & for your continued support….
All the Best – Charlie & Rich