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"She was well backed for her Newmarket debut but ran far too green, and looked inexperienced again despite winning at Chelmsford last time. She came off the bridle early and hit 50.049/1 in-running."
Wall's charge to thunder home
It's Wolverhampton for us on Monday with our enhanced racing double, and we were close to hitting the target yesterday with an 11/4 winner and a third. Hellenista went 2.6613/8 in-running, although the ground might have gone against her.
Having tipped and backed a whole host of Saeed bin Suroor horses in the last fortnight, I am swerving his Basic Beauty in favour of The Thunderer in the 19:00 on the all-weather this evening, and he's a 5/1 chance for trainer Chris Wall.
In four starts for Wall since leaving Marco Botti, he's been in-and-out. His first run for the yard was encouraging at Leicester following a gelding operation, but he has disappointed either side of a good win at Yarmouth.
There was a lot to like about the victory, showing improved form in that maiden handicap with a stout display of stamina. His position wasn't ideal as he came from a lot further back than the second and third but the sectionals indicated a well-run race, and he hinted strongly that the step up to 1m4f this evening shouldn't pose any difficulties.
The form of that Yarmouth victory has also been boosted with four horses winning since, including a four-length victory at Newcastle for the runner-up.
He also has a bit of experience at Wolverhampton with a quartet of runs over shorter, including a very encouraging third on his debut when trained by Botti behind a promising Godolphin horse. He doesn't look the biggest either, so he should be nimble enough to skate around the tight Dunstall Park circuit.
Follow red-hot Appleby
Godolphin enjoyed a stellar weekend in north America thanks to trainer Charlie Appleby, as he cleaned up three Grade 1 wins at Woodbine under Frankie Dettori, and for good measure, Jamie Spencer won the Jockey Club Derby at Belmont with Yibir. The season isn't done yet and Appleby could probably have five runners in the Arc. A reminder of the great days.
Hopefully he can continue his 41% strike-rate with With The Moonlight, who carries a penalty in the novice.
She was well backed for her Newmarket debut but ran far too green, and looked inexperienced again despite winning at Chelmsford last time. She came off the bridle early and hit 50.049/1 in-running, but showed the benefit of the first run by pulling away from the poorest position wide, and out the back. Something assistant trainer Alex Merriam mentioned post-race.
As a full-sister to Group 1 winner Dream Castle, she's bred to be good. Hopefully she will be even more clued-up this evening.
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Chloe Beresford says: "The Partenopei have won each of their last five away matches in Serie A and have been winning at both half time and full time in each of those contests. Manager Luciano Spalletti has given Victor Osimhen a leading role in attack, hoping to help the Nigeria international beat last season's tally of 10 league goals in a team that is set up to be a free flowing attacking unit."
Daryl Carter says: Nomadic Empire has done very little wrong this term, and despite his one for 15 record, he has mixed it with some hot company, and this is a drop into calmer waters. He may be seen to best effect over six furlongs down the line, but he has fallen five pounds in the handicap despite recording three RPRS in the 100 plus bracket this term. It's interesting that connections remove the cheek-pieces for the first time since running second at Doncaster behind the useful Jawwaal.
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