4 To Observe: A Day To Problem

Four To Follow: A Day To Challenge

One other week, one other Group One. This time it’s the Solar Chariot Stakes over on the Rowley Mile, while the two-year-olds are in motion within the Tattersalls October Gross sales Race. There’s additionally the Two-12 months-Previous Trophy up North at Redcar, and the handicap motion comes from Ascot with the Problem Cup. It’s these races we concentrate on for this week’s 4 To Observe.



Working at midnight

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2:05 – £150,000 Tattersalls October Public sale Stakes – Midnite Runner @ 10/1 (William Hill)

An attention-grabbing truth about this pretty new gross sales race is the Northern trainers have file within the race. David Barron, Julie Camacho and Les Eyre have all gained this race previously 9 renewals. And it’s one other Northern coach that appears to have some potential to trigger an upset to the odds-on favorite. Regardless of racing inexperienced within the early phases, Midnite Runner rallied properly within the ultimate quarter mile to win my one-and-a-half lengths. The shape hasn’t been totally examined, so Michael Dods appears to be like to have a horse with potential right here.

Additional down the market, Drama makes some attraction for James Ferguson and Saffie Osborne. He didn’t carry out within the Somerville Public sale Stakes on the July course, however you would excuse that to agency floor. His solely win got here on comparable floor, in a novice stakes at Windsor. With Saffie persevering with her nice kind for the season, Drama could also be one to think about at 16/1 (Betfred)

One other for the shortlist is Lieutenant Rascal. Bred by U S Navy Flag, he’s the speedy kind. However on proof on his final two runs, he would love the slight step up in journey to 6 furlongs. He’s had a busy season, even ending in direction of the rear within the Windsor Fort at Royal Ascot. His final two performances are the proof to go on, and might finish a barren run for coach George Scott. 22/1 (Betfred).


On the quiet

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3:15 – Solar Chariot Stakes (Group One) – Meditate @ 8/1 (William Hill)

Individuals have been simple to dismiss this horse. She’s all the time fallen to her superior rival Tahiyra and underperformed within the Prix Jean Prat. However, with no Tahyira and what appears to be like like a weakish Group One on paper, she will actually hit the body. In latest renewals, the favorite has been overturned and that makes me choose Meditate over Inspiral.



Candy and Smoky

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3:35 – Howden Problem Cup (Heritage H’cap) – Hickory @ 9/1 (William Hill)

Hickory comes into this in good kind. A constant performer over seven furlongs, he began to enter the dialog with two positioned efforts over C&D. Coach James Fanshawe has aimed him for this handicap, and acquired in on the underside weight, which is a giant bonus. He wasn’t too far behind Baradar, who reopposes him right here, and neither Quinault final day trip, who additionally options. The bottom shall be to his liking, and is drawn to the far facet, which may also help him.

Three-year-olds begin to come alive right now within the season and a teenager who has an opportunity is Glenfinnian. He’s gained over C&D in a categorised stakes race and didn’t carry out on the bottom final day trip. He is available in on a pleasant low weight, and a helpful stand-side draw. Andrew Balding has tasted success just lately over C&D with Alsakib, and has one other stay likelihood right here at 18/1 (William Hill).



Motion stations

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2:45 – William Hill Redcar Two-12 months-Previous Trophy (Listed) – Motion Level @ 17/2 (Normal)

Dragon Chief is the overwhelming favorite. And while favourites do have file, he may be opposed. And Motion Level appears to be like to be that rival. He drops in Grade from a French Group Three to a Listed contest, which was the final class of race he gained at. The bottom shall be excellent for him, as he ran creditably on comparable floor at Chantilly final day trip, however far too agency at York. This must be an attention-grabbing race, as Dragon Chief gained’t have the bottom to his typical rattling desire.

The easiest of luck!

Author: Patrick Thomas