Hugo Palmer has a trio of lively runners in action at Beverley and Haydock on Saturday afternoon. Here the Betfair Ambassador discusses their form and prospects of success...
"We thought he wanted a mile at one stage, but he's a son of Kodiac who looks like a sprinter, and that's how he's developing. This looks a good opportunity, and I'd expect him to run very well."
Hugo on Breaking Records
Nice long straight should suit my runner
He was disappointing at Yarmouth, but we felt that the ground was on the quick side for him there, and having come back to the drawing board, we've decided that he's not a sprinter; he doesn't look like a sprinter physically, and he doesn't work that way at home despite being bred for speed. I think a stiff seven furlongs with the ground coming up to meet him will help him considerably, and he should certainly be winning races based on everything he does at home. He's well drawn in stall two, and with a nice long straight at Beverley, I'd envisage him tucking in behind the leaders and hopefully he can do his best work late.
Second run of the weekend could bring out the best
Morning Skye is engaged at Haydock on both Friday and Saturday, so his participation hinges on him running well and showing he's recovered if he's to turn out again. We did something similar at Haydock last year with a horse called Carigrad, who was runner-up on the Friday night and second again the following day, and it's a similar scenario with Morning Skye.
This race is a better class contest than Friday's event, but is arguably more winnable, and he's better drawn on the face of it as well. He's better than he showed at Newmarket last time when he got too far behind off a modest gallop, but finished well despite not really handling the track, and I think a more conventional track like Haydock will suit him better. He'd be stepping up in trip if running here, which is something new, although a mile and a quarter is clearly within his range and he shapes as if he'll stay the extra distance, but we'll see on the day. I hope he can run well twice.
A good opportunity for son of Kodiac
Breaking Records was very lucky to be left on his mark after his last run, as the filly who beat him, Angels, is very highly regarded, and he beat the rest easily. That was an improved effort dropped back to six furlongs, and shows that with education and racing, these horses can get faster. We thought he wanted a mile at one stage, but he's a son of Kodiac who looks like a sprinter, and that's how he's developing. This looks a good opportunity, and I'd expect him to run very well.