With Chepstow abandoned, Alan Thompson is focusing on the action at Musselburgh and Lingfield to find his two best bets for Wednesday...
"open to improvement stepping up in trip, so he's taken to get the better of some much more exposed sorts"
Peerless Percy runs off a feather weight today
This looks a competitive race for the grade, Smart Lass for Iain Jardine is the top weight in this and always runs well here, winning twice around here last year, I think she is still a bit high in the handicap and others are preferred today. Millie The Minx and Lizzie Loch both arrive in good form and are sure to be on the premises near the finish but I really like the look of Michael Dod's runner Peerless Percy
The weight for age allowance means Peerless Percy gets in here off a feather weight and he kept on well late in the day to finish third over nine furlongs at Hamilton last time out. He is well bred for this level and his pedigree suggests that this longer trip will benefit him, also the fact that he gets in here off the same mark is a big plus. Given the achievements of his family, he ought to be better than this level. He's lightly raced and open to improvement stepping up in trip, so he's taken to get the better of some much more exposed sorts.
Chris Wall's filly is interesting at a price
Chris Wall's three-year-old filly Goldie Hawk ran well in defeat last time out, returning from a 245 day break. She will have need that run to blow away any cobwebs and now going handicapping for the first time I think she will be good enough to beat these. She has already shown ability in her two runs thus far, albeit well held on debut, she made late gains in a competitive course and distance maiden on her latest outing.
She makes her debut off a lowly rating and she remains thoroughly unexposed and with improvement highly likely, with the Sportsbook paying four places at 9/1 she looks over priced to me and I'll be backing her each way.
The favourite in the race is Al Daiha for Ed Walker but her 0-10 record is hardly appealing but she did go close at Bath over 10 furlongs on her penultimate run but shes not for me. A bigger threat to the selection could be Sweet Charity who won at Windsor and followed that up with a good third on the all weather here on her last two runs. I just think both the fancied runners are vulnerable and at the prices I would rather be on the improving Goldie Hawk.
2020 (prior to this week) : +2.69pts
This week so far...
Staked: 4 Pts
Returned: 0 pts
2020 P&L -2.69 pts
2019 P&L +0.31 pts
2018 P&L +82.29 pts
2017 P&L +53.30 pts
2016 P&L +15.23 pts