Nick Shiambouros returns with two selections from Redcar and Goodwood...
"He has run creditably in Group company,and was not disgraced when finishing down the field behind Regal Reality in the Brigadier Gerard at Sandown"
Back Elwaxir at BSP in the 15:40 at Goodwood
Convict to break free
13:15 Redcar - Convict
Convict should prove difficult to beat in this maiden.
This colt lost all chance when stumbling badly behind Wyclif in a competitive novice stakes at York. He was bang in contention when taking a bad step five furlongs out, losing all chance. He had previously shown promise behind Quadrilateral at Newbury last month. His form stands up to inspection and should take care of this group. At present he is trading at 2.8815/8 on the exchange.
Bentley Wood is the obvious danger. He finished a decent second to Strawman in a maiden at Carlisle and should move forward. He would have to improve significantly to trouble the selection. At present he is trading at 3.3512/5 on the exchange.
Elwazir the choice
15:40 Goodwood - Elwazir
Elwazir should go close in this interesting Listed contest.
This lightly raced colt finished second to Fox Tai in a competitive conditions stakes at Doncaster earlier this month. Wearing a hood for the first time he attempted to make all, but was collared close home by the impressive winner. He has run creditably in Group company, and was not disgraced when finishing down the field behind Regal Reality in the Brigadier Gerard at Sandown. I am hopeful he will handle the testing conditions, and is attractively priced at 5.04/1 on the exchange.
Veteran gelding Air Pilot is the current favourite at 3.8514/5 on the exchange. He won a couple of Group races last spring and certainly has the form in the book to take this if he brings his A game.