Horse Racing
3yo 61-80 Handicap - Form Comments

02/07/2021 16:03

1990m – Turf



Made an excellent start to 2021 when powering clear of her rivals at Windsor. Failed to justify favouritism at Chester last time, but pedigree suggests this longer trip may well help.



Yet to win but has shown promise on all three runs this season, at around this trip. His trainer thinks that good ground conditions will suit him best.


Wink Of An Eye

Won handicaps at about this trip on his last two starts, first at Haydock then at Newmarket. In the latter, he came under strong pressure but the further he went the better he got.


Urban War

Twice a winner at two and aggressive front-running tactics looked like paying off at Leicester last time until a progressive winner swept by. Still, that was encouraging.


Helm Rock

Runs here in preference to the much shorter previous race. He has been a real improver, comfortably winning slow-ground handicaps on his last two starts.


Forever Forward

From a stable that have won this before, and a gradually progressive profile this season suggests that he has chances here. He ran a good third here last time.


Something Enticing

Very effective at this trip and runner-up here two starts back, though having no chance with a progressive winner. Another good show at Newmarket last time, and slow ground will help.


Pure Bubbles

Yet to win in five starts but his latest close fourth at Newmarket – his first start since being gelded – was certainly a career-best. On that evidence he will be winning soon.


Currency Exchange

Does not appear to have progressed much this season, and disappointing last time when tried over a longer trip than this. May need to drop more in the handicap.



Had winning 1600m and 1800m form on slow ground when with a leading French trainer. Made a respectable UK debut at Haydock.



Will need to prove his stamina for this trip, and mixed messages from his pedigree regarding that. Probably just needed the run after a break when third at Haydock last time.


Big Boy Bobby

Has shown promise on several occasions but disappointing when strong in the betting last time out.


Beautiful Crown

Yet to win, probably his best effort coming at Newbury last time in a 2400m handicap. The drop in trip looks positive but he may not want slow ground.



Dropping down in trip after two modest 2021 performances. Slow ground seems to be his preference but even under those conditions improvement is required.



Encouraging efforts over this distance on both soft and fast ground on his last two runs. She led on her latest start and those tactics may be tried here.


Saratoga Gold

Ran out of steam after making a brief forward move on his only start this season. His sole win came in a Lingfield all-weather handicap over this trip last season.



The move up to this trip proved a big help when – despite blowing the start – he finished strongly to win a fast-ground Yarmouth handicap. His trainer thinks slower ground will suit even better.