Another winner for Alan yesterday with Lycidas scoring at 7.06/1 for his Kelso success. Monday's focus turns to Redcar, including the feature Zetland Gold Cup...
"It was good to see him bounce back to form recently at Ayr with a victory, a win that has seen him go up in the ratings to 88. He showed a nice change of pace in that, and the quick ground suited him."
Two runs in 2017 for Boundsy would probably be filed under the disappointments category, but he is definitely capable of better. He has a chance to show a bit more at a decent price for this Redcar sprint.
His most recent run came at York during the Dante meeting, and whilst the effort wasn't exactly a thrill-a-minute, he wasn't beaten too far in soft ground to suggest he still can be competitive from his current mark.
Indeed, the pick of his juvenile form reads well. He finished second on two occasions whizzing around Chester - both in fair two-year-old races. He was gelded over the winter and maybe he has taken time to find his feet, so from 73 he gets the nod for Richard Fahey and Paul Hanagan.
I feel he is probably better over 6f, and scored at Hamilton as a two-year-old over that trip. But they'll go hard enough here with enough pace to suit over the minimum.
The lovable Nanton won the Zetland Gold Cup for trainer Jim Goldie back in 2011, and whilst the yard's Euchen Glen might not have the fan club and following of that smashing horse, he is one to consider for Monday's feature race on the Flat.
Euchen Glen reminds me of Goldie's Nicholas T - a horse with a decent turn of foot. He needs to be played late from a decent pace, and there looks to be enough speed up top to suit the selection.
It was good to see him bounce back to form recently at Ayr with a victory, a win that has seen him go up in the ratings to 88. He showed a nice change of pace in that, and the quick ground suited him.
His two runs previously came on the all-weather at Newcastle, but I would forgive both of those as he just doesn't like that surface.
He put up a decent show in a hot handicap at Ascot last term - a race in which William Haggas' Dal Harraild finished third in from 102 - and Euchen Glen wasn't too far behind.
Today's trip on quick ground is ideal, and considering he stays a bit further, the shape of the race should play to his strengths.
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This week so far: +3.00pts
Previous week: +7.50pts