Neither of Sunday's two selections troubled the judge in the end. Harbour Vision was much more at it compared to his seasonal return and had a chance of getting heavily involved before flattening out. He should be popping up again at some stage in the near future and this was an encouraging effort. My other bet was on Abate in the sprint handicap and he got a good position but seemed to find it all happening a bit quick. There'll be days when he can do significantly better than this!
-2.00pts on the day.
Apologies for going AWOL the last few days, sadly there'll be spells like that due to work and having a teething one-year-old! Hopefully will get plain sailing for a while after this...
If all pans out as I'm hoping it does, Bimble will be a major player here. I backed her on this season's return at Windsor a couple of weeks ago but despite being strongly punted in the betting, she looked a step short when it mattered. The chances are that she's going to come on a lot and Ryan Moore being booked would suggest her connections feel the same. The way she can move through a race is better than that of an 83 performer and back at this C&D, where she broke her maiden, hopefully a big run is en route.
Finally Mine almost got off the mark on her penultimate outing at Doncaster and that was despite running like a lunatic up top. She was sent off at 3/1 to make up for it at Beverley a couple of weeks ago but missed the kick there and could never make any proper inroads into the pace on a track that may not have played to her strengths. If she's quicker to break this time, she'll enjoy the return to this venue, especially in a lower grade. Granted, she's far from a cert but all going to plan, she must be capable of troubling the best of these.
Primo's Comet doesn't win all that often but could be nicely overpriced in this smaller field sprint handicap. He was the 4/1 fav over C&D last time but they went really hard in-front and the race sort of got away from him. The same could well happen here but he might sharpen up for that spin and I like James Sullivan on this type of horse, one that needs to travel and pounce late on. He's also down to a mark of 65 and has C&D wins off 69 & 73 on his slate. With some luck in the run and all that jazz, maybe he could add another.
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