Tuesday, 17 July 2012

3 Market Movers...

The in-form Welsh trainer Peter Bowen sends Mezzanisi to his local track for a stayers handicap this afternoon. Mezzanisi was once rated as high as 90 and when at his peak ran 3rd in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock in 2009 when with Michael Bell. Injury then forced him to miss the next two and a half years before an unsuccessful return over hurdles in the winter. Since then he has had two starts on the flat, the latest of these a fine effort when finishing 6th in a good handicap on Derby day at Epsom. He lines up today off a mark of just 77, loves the soft ground and top jockey Richard Hughes is in the plate - all looks set to add to his trainers fine recent run of form.
The hat-trick seeking Eeny Mac has been the subject of the most significant of the market movers this morning. The Neville Bycroft trained five year old has been successful in each of his two starts this season, both of which have come at Beverley. He is now 6lbs higher than his latest start and 10lbs higher than the mark that he began the season off but that hasn't stemmed the flow of money. Julie Burke is in the saddle, as she was when successful on him two starts ago, and claims what could be a vital 3lbs.
Bajan Hero has been backed to land the penultimate race on the card at the Welsh venue. This looks a rather uncompetitive affair even for the grade with almost half of the field racing from out of the handicap. The David Evans trained three year old is still a maiden from eleven runs but confidence can be taken from his last start at Chepstow under similar conditions to today when he finished best of the rest as he chased home a handicap blot. He has dropped 2lbs in the handicap for that run and the indication is that this gelded son of Haffhd can land his first victory at the twelfth attempt.


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