Windsor Placepot: Monday October 19
There's a good meeting at Windsor this afternoon and that's where we head for Monday's attempt at the Placepot.
Primitivo did well to stick to his task having made a big mid-race move when finishing runner-up at Nottingham last time, unlucky to bump into an improver, and that form is the best on offer.
13:50- Quatrieme Ami produced a promising first effort when fourth on debut at Kempton last month, looking unlucky not to finish closer, and he was far from disgraced in the Two-Year-old Trophy at Redcar next time, coming home seventh. That form sets the clear standard and, with further improvement forthcoming, he should prove difficult to beat.
14:20- The veteran Ocean Legend has a good strike-rate at this sort of level and is taken to record his sixth win of the year, arriving on the back of a success at Kempton last month. It's also worth including Head Space in the permutation as he looks competitively handicapped on the best of his form this season and may be capable of building on a respectable effort at Kempton.
14:50- Primitivo did well to stick to his task having made a big mid-race move when finishing runner-up at Nottingham last time, unlucky to bump into an improver, and that form is the best on offer. Primitivo has made race-to-race progress so far, and is likely to carry on pulling out a bit more for a while yet, so he should be on the premises.
15:20- C&D winner Shifting Star has gone close on his last two starts and should remain competitive. He's largely performed with credit following his Brighton win in April, often hitting the frame, and he looks a good sort to keep on side in the Placepot. Snappy Guest is another consistent performer worth including in the Placepot. He gained reward for a string of decent efforts when quickening well to win here last month, and he should continue in good form.
15:50- Petrucci boasts a fantastic pedigree and created a good impression when winning at Chelmsford, really taking the eye with how strongly he stayed on to prevail. He remains open to plenty of further progress and looks a horse well worth following. It's also worth including another unexposed three-year-old in the shape of Poniatowksi as Mark Johnston's charge is bred to be useful and confirmed debut promise when taking a Chester maiden last month. There's almost certainly more to come and he is of interest now sent handicapping.
16:20- Dreams of Glory ran his best race for a while to take advantage of a slip in the weights when winning here over C&D two weeks ago, and he is an obvious player if able to replicate that sort of form. He has got a rather patchy profile, however, so we will also include Dusty Blue in the permutation as he has been in good form of late and should again give his running.
14:20- 8, 12
15:20- 1, 10
15:50- 9, 10
16:20- 4, 8
= 16 lines