Well, then. Currently it’s a bit white down here near Windsor, so I’d wonder whether we do get any racing later on today. However, we’ll plough on with some questions over a lot of horses, and it may well be a day for the layers.
I’ll give you an example. Doc Sportello looks like a lively option in the 5:50 at Wolverhampton but on closer inspection he doesn’t seem to last beyond 6 furlongs, and today’s extra furlong is what might put paid to his efforts, despite the all-weather algorithm getting quite excited about him. Mr Coco Bean comes to the 5:00 at Redcar with a C&D record that looks spectacular, but – as we saw yesterday – a statistic can be broken down into two parts. 3 from 6 might look amazing, but 3 from 3 and then 0 from 3 are two different metrics entirely.
So we’d have to go short to find our horse of the day, but Cabot Cliffs is very much that horse. He was going for a hattrick at Cheltenham, and that was always going to be a big ask, so he comes back here eased a couple of pounds from that effort after having won three times over hurdles lately anyway. A good option for accumulators, you would think, even if he’s shorter than evens. Yikes.
At 4:40, Glasvegas is of interest at the tasty price of 4/1. He’s just won twice at Lingfield, and while Lingers is no Windsor (Windors?) his form has to be taken into account and from a ratings viewpoint he flies under the radar with strong ratings all round, without ever really being top. Sir Titan is next best at 11/1 – he’s off a fair mark and looks the type who can put in a good run this afternoon – he’s also RTH Selection with two wins from five starts at this level. Of interest…
At 3:20, Give It Some Teddy has been giving it no teddy whatsoever lately. That said, if you cast your minds back to the last two times he ran at Redcar, and I know you were all following it so closely that it’s etched onto your brains permanently, then you’ll know he won both times, the second time off a mark of 81 and he runs off 80 today. So, statistically speaking, he’s a likely horse at the price of 14/1, and he’s also got a claimer on board. For the places, obvs, but he’s got a chance.
And at 6:20, I’m Watching You went to Chelmsford last time and didn’t like it. I’m not surprised, have you ever been there? Horrible place. He’s back at the comparatively gilded Wolverhampton, where the streets are paved with gold and when you step off the train, hulu girls rush towards you and put garlands around your neck. At least, that’s what it must feel like for I’m Watching You, who has won twice in six starts here, has a 40% strike rate at this level, deserves forgiving for not liking Chelmsford and therefore rating only 48, and should do much better tonight at the healthy price of 4/1.
Over to you.