Andy Holding’s Saturday Racing Tips

The first issue to point out this is that this assembly is going to be the primary one where there’s a big field about the recently-redeveloped straight trail, so consequently the draw is going to be of any importance. Regards this particular race, the two-year-old contest half-an-hour earlier ought to give punters some sort of guide as to where the best earth is so it might be well worth hanging on until as late as possible before getting heavily involved.
FACE OFF (best cost 9-1) arrives here in decent shape after a good performance in a hot handicap in the Curragh last time out and providing his draw in stall one on the far side doesn’t prove to be her undoing, she has sufficient quality to make her presence felt. Having felt in remarkable fashion the time before at Navan, Charles O’Brien’s filly was well-backed to follow up despite being away from the trail for 62 times and even though she just came up a little short in her bid for glory, and she wasn’t disgraced in completing a close-up third behind the in-from Master Matt (runner-up at the Curragh last night). Coming through strongly at the end, the four-year-old gray shaped like an extra furlong wouldn’t go bankrupt and she remains one to continue side while in her present mindset.
The rain may have just gone against a season’s winner Gunmetal so it can pay to look elsewhere to get a fresh name on the winners’ prize. Dakota Gold, runner-up twelve weeks past, will not mind the floor and he also arrives in better shape than his previous rival thanks to his gutsy victory from the front in York last time out, so for all those reasons, Michael Dods’ five-year-old has to be shortlist material.
Another for whom it is impossible not to include calculations is SUMMERGHAND (best price 10-1) and he also rates as a fairly solid-looking each-way proposition. A creditable fifth in the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot, David O’Meara’s inmate surpassed that effort marginally from the Stewards Cup out time along with a repeat of either performance will certainly be great enough to see him in the mix. Additionally, he has lots of shape on soft earth and he has also proven on the C&D, therefore it is difficult to dismiss his apparent claims.
If there was anything as the prize for the unluckiest failure at this year’s Galway Festival, BECKWITH PLACE (NAP) (best price 15-8) would have won it hands down and he is strongly fancied to obtain deserved compensation.
A huge eye-catcher time before at Bellewstown if he was screaming for space at a critical stage, a similar fate awaited Tracey Collins’ gelding at Ballybrit, however with a great deal more severe consequences for punters. A heavily-backed favourite on the previous race to the card on day two (4-1 in to 2-1), the son of Mastercraftsman forfeited his respectable low draw using a tardy beginning and from that point onwards he was always playing catch up. He did, but end his race off with such gusto that a entire madman could have argued he was not the very best horse in the race by a mile, along together with the winner, Make A Challenge going on to score double subsequently, the form couldn’t be any more powerful. Despite being deservedly 5lb greater, we know that he arrives in tremendous shape and with terms to suit, so that there can not be overly many excuses if he fails to provide with a clear run.
CONTRAPPOSTO (best price 5-1) has been frustrate the life out of his fans, but to be fair with the five-year-old, he has been in rather choppy seas of overdue and he could just turn out to be better off, like he is now, as a big fish in a small pond.
Apart from when being asked to race over a mile, the son of Cacique has conducted pretty well when he has encountered a more realistic evaluation and his latest effort when fourth at Gowran only further promoted his propensity to hold his own against some useful middle-distance handicappers. The likes of Perfect Tapatino, Trossachs, and De Name Escapes Me ‘ are capable of combining it in large maximal handicaps and if it was not for meeting severe interference inside the last two furlongs, then Ann O’Shea’s gelding might have obtained the scalps of the illustrious trio. Although his regular pilot isn’t the epitome of elegance from the saddle, he knows his bracket well and with gentle ground really much in favour of the five-year-old, the very best weight may create his course tell at the weakest race he has encountered for some time.
Supporters of MOLLY KAYE (best price 9-2) had to wait quite a while for her to eventually get her mind in front, but such was the way of this winning operation at Ballinrobe out time, which it’s simple to see her repeating the dose.
Unlucky to stumble upon the likes of Linger (won two at Galway) and Galeola (won twice as ) previously, the daughter of Multiplex was finally found a race where there were not any superstars lurking in the middle, and that she took full advantage in no uncertain terms. Constantly travelling well at the Co Mayo venue, the six-year-old quickened up really well once the gap seemed rounding the home turn at the two pole and from the moment onwards, the race has been always in safe-keeping. A well-balanced type who clearly does not mind winging around tight, tight right-handed bends, delicate earth is certainly no matter and it’s difficult to see her not going well with apparently lots in her favor. Apparently, first reserve Havingagoodtime would seem a handicap snip off a mark of 45 compared to his hurdle sort if he managed to get a run, but it’s well worth pointing out his coach, Henry De Bromhead has gone over two weeks and 21 runners because a triumph. Food for thought.

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