Horse Racing
4yo+ Handicap - Form Comments

03/07/2020 18:06

2015m – Turf

1 Certain Lad Apparently unfancied but a late rush saw him plunder a valuable Meydan handicap in January. Often gets hot and sweaty before the start, but it is not a negative.
2 Tinandali Formerly Irish-trained when he competed in some hot company, his wins coming on slow ground. An encouraging UK and handicap debut, caught close home at Ayr.
3 Desert Icon First-time cheekpieces and more prominent tactics resulted in a career-best when thrashing four rivals at Newmarket. The 6lb penalty may not prevent another win.
4 Caradoc The faster the ground the better for this four-times winner. Though disappointing on his last start, he has more scope than most of his rivals.
5 Sky Defender A decent operator at around this trip but his current handicap mark makes life difficult and he faded after leading at Doncaster last time.
6 Wargrave Led throughout to win a local G2 on the ice at St Moritz this year, hard form to weigh up. Down the field at Royal Ascot on only start since.
7 Johnny Drama Didn’t make any impact after a poor trip at Royal Ascot on his 2020 return. Probably best on a slow surface, this trip is his minimum so a swift pace wanted.
8 Dolphin Vista A seven-times winner and only just beaten on his only previous Epsom run. However he showed nothing on his first start for this stable.
9 You’re Hired Brave and consistent, with a good win and place record. Last month’s return at Newmarket saw him thrash eight rivals, deserving the 7lb handicap rise.
10 Plantadream His two wins have come on all-weather surfaces, but he wasn’t beaten far in a hot 1600m Royal Ascot handicap last time.
11 Sucellus A late rush saw him win a handicap over this trip at Sandown, first run after a wind operation. Well beaten in two starts in 2020 but can do better.
12 Breath Caught Shaped promisingly when fourth at Newbury last month on his first run of 2020 and for this stable. Versatile groundwise.
13 Ironclad Gelded since his last start, his two wins last summer came on good ground and over a similar trip to this. Well bred, he may well be capable of even better in 2020.
14 Mr Scaramanga From a stable currently struggling for winners, but this guy did lead from gate to wire under top weight over this course and distance last summer.
15 Data Protection Often leads, he loves this track though usually races over a shorter trip than this. Not at his best, though not disgraced either, in two 2020 starts.
16 Sherpa Trail All three runs – winning the first two – have been on the all-weather but no reason on pedigree why he shouldn’t act on turf. Up in trip.