Onslow to come up smelling of roses
Back Onslow Gardens @ 1.84/5 in the 15:50 at Haydock
Richard Hannon's Onslow Gardens has shown more than enough to win a juvenile race in his two starts thus far, and it's hard to see him getting beat for his third run in Maiden company at Haydock today.
He lines up over 1m in the 15:50 and with two seconds under his belt, and sets a good standard for the others to aim at.
His effort behind Local Dynasty at Newmarket on his debut earlier this summer was a good one. Local Dynasty was impressive, and has since bolted up in a Sandown Novice by 3L holding a rating of 94, so if he's near to a 100 horse, Onslow Gardens has the best form in the book to make him the standout.
He traded at 2.265/4 in-play on debut having been sent off at 20/1, and traded at similar sort of price in-play at Ascot last time behind another Godolphin horse in a better race. Hannon has had 33 2yo winners this season at around 12%, and that's a strike-rate he has maintained at Haydock with juveniles.
The 2yo travelled so well on his first start to make him of interest here, despite the short price.
Don't give up on Dynasty to bounce back after Goodwood flop
Back Noble Dynasty @ 4.3100/30 in the 17:20 at Newmarket
Newmarket's closing 17:20 is a race I want to get involved in, and Charlie Appleby's Noble Dynasty looks a horse not to write off too sharply after a dismal run in the Glorious Mile at Goodwood last time.
I am a forgiving sort (usually, when race times are not 12 minutes late) but it could have been a case of simply Goodwood and the hustle and bustle of those big fields.
This is a 0-105 so it's not exactly shabby, but there's scope for less bad luck and track position ruining any sort of chance.
With a record of 1-1 on the AW and just two turf starts this term, I wouldn't be surprised to see him out in Meydan for the next season there, but he was impressive winning at Newmarket's July course from the front off a mark of 94, and he looked to have a bit in hand in that company too with a 2L success.
The best part of his race is usually in the closing two furlongs. He ran an 11.17 sectional at Newmarket previously and at Thirsk last September 2f from home ran an 11.15, so he can inject pace when it matters.
Dubawi as a sire has a 22% win record over 7f at Newmarket and it goes without saying Appleby here is pretty lethal with a 15-35 record at HQ this term at 42%.
Appleby has appeared so often in the Daily Racing Multiple column he has a season ticket now.
August/September singles winners:
Nostrum 2/1 Won
Kaif 15/8 Won
Only Money 2/1 Won
Ah La Francaise 5/2 Won
Exoplanet 5/1 Won
Courage Mon Ami 5/1 Won
City Walk 9/4 Won
Shaara 6/1 Won
Tarhib 5/4 Won
City Vaults 5/2 Won
Sea Stone 9/1 Won
Funny Story 5/2 Won
New Kingdom 8/1 Won
Prakasa 6/4 Won
Well Educated 9/4 Won
Kingori 10/11 Won
Dynamic Kate 10/11 Won
First View 9/2 Won
Mostahdaf 9/2 Won
Leopold's Rock 4/5 Won
High Velocity 9/2 Won
Back On Springs 5/4 Won
Rapid Flight 2/1 Won
Marching Army 10/1 Won
Vino Victrix 7/1 Win and Place
Larry Looby 2/1 Won
Autumn Festival 4/5 Won
Alma Libre 7/1 Placed
Queen Fleur 17/2 DH Win and Place
Prince Of Pillo 5/2 Won
Seeking Gold 5/4 Won
See The Sea 5/1 Won
Tarrabb 5/2 Won
Anmaat 9/2 Won
Tyrone's Poppy 11/4 Won