Andy Holding’s Wednesday Racing Tips

IMPRESSOR (NAP) (best cost 11-4) made a good impression on his debut at a helpful maiden at Goodwood and providing he shows the anticipated improvement second time around, he seems booked to take high rank hailing from a lawn in good nick at present.
Not overly fancied at the Sussex place, therefore his 20-1 starting cost, the son of Footstepsinthesand broke better than expected to race just to the heels of the leaders after a few furlongs. However going well running to the business end of the contest, Marcus Tregoning’s colt afterward became the meat in the sandwich as general bunching in supporting the leaders happened and although he managed to free himself of their scrimmaging inside the last furlong, a remaining fourth was the best he could achieve. Certainly not knocked about in any way late on, Impressor will have observed plenty of valuable lessons every day, none more so than how to look after himself in a struggle, and those in and about him that day all came with big reputations, he must have no trouble holding his own against similar opposition this day.
It’s a bit of bet stepping CARDY (best cost 7-2) up nearly a complete mile because winning today’s course out time but it needs to be viewed as a considered one given how strong he was at the latter portion of the race 15 days ago and his background.
Outpaced in series of novice events over the very long trip, Harry Whittingham’s gelding appeared to be following a similar route here two weeks back until he suddenly picked up the bridle and flew home to score going away. Depending on the overall speed figure he submitted along with his back splits, he clearly wants a test of stamina to see him to complete effect and working well in a three-mile point-to-point on soft earth, you’d envision today’s examination under ever-worsening conditions would be right up his street.
The maiden acquired by Lancaster Bomber on the penultimate day of the Galway Festival was noted for its strong pace that led in a very quick speed figure and having both caught the eye with the way that they finished off their races in sixth and second respectively, DARKENED (best cost 3-1) along with CANNING (best price 11-1) are expected to play characters in this arguably slightly weaker-looking occasion .
The former had shaped with promise upon his opening gambit in Limerick back in June and was well-fancied to maintain his own second up time in Ballybrit, so it proved. Remaining on closely after getting outpaced coming down the aspect of this course, John Oxx’s gelding came home having a fantastic level of purpose once fulfilling the rising ground and even though he did not have the required speed to make some serious inroads on the winner, it wasn’t a bad attempt up against a horse that looked for all the world just like a Group performer in the making.
Trainer Luke Comer would not necessarily be associated with maiden winners in the large festival, therefore it was no surprise to see his bill delivered off a 50-1 poke 11 weeks back. But, his promising three-year-old colt cover himself with glory with a great effort on just his second career start and he seems the type who’ll continue to enhance — notably over further. The way he arrived home after becoming a fair way behind halfway definitely lends itself to this idea and it would appear as no surprise if he was good enough to make the frame at the very least.
MOUNTAIN FOX (best cost 10-1) did exceptionally well to finish as close as he did over tonight’s course out time after being forced to race wide throughout the whole journey and although he has not been completed too many favors on the attraction front again on his return visit, he is still faked a damn sight better than his previous rival Scorpion Black.
While ultimate winner had the luxury of bagging the favoured inside rail from box one 59 days ago, the son of Fast Company was out at the cheap seats in stall 17, so given that he just got beaten three lengths in the last analysis tells you all you have to know about his performance that day. Moreover, as all his best form has arrived over farther than a mile at earlier times his campaign deserves much extra merit and returning into a trip that is more in-keeping with his overall profile, another good display appears forthcoming from a six-year-old who has stats at the course read a moderate 22743.

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