Saturday, 28 February 2015

One for today........

Have had no time to get any cards done for the weekend so again we will rely upon ERIC to do the Biz ....however i do have one horse i really quite like for today and that is HOLIDAY MAGIC ( Ling 1455 ) @ around 3.65 lto this was racing over 7f as opposed to 1m today but this is a former CD winner so the trip wont be an issue which was blatantly clear lto as all his best work was being done at the business end.
Having to race 5 deep and wide for the whole race he had everything stacked against him yet was pushed and cajoled into a strong midfield position throughout and kept a good positive position and line even when the pace quickened and coming round the final bend ( still wide ) this with just over 1f to go was sent to hunt the leaders down the middle and was tracked all the while himself with the eventual winner Baddalini getting first show ( stayed on well to defeat Grey Mirage ) the front 5 were split by maybe a length in total and a gap of almost 3L back to the field , this was a Group 2 race ( Grade 3 Today ) and a very strong showing and field and is a million miles away from what he will face today so i feel with Kirby again taking the ride a much more prominent position and a strong tactical ride will result in a win , he has pace to go any early speed , travels well ( slow or fast ) and can quicken off any pace set and has the heart for a battle , this will def place today and a repeat of its lto run will be easily be good enough to win by maybe 1/2 - 1L.

RESULT  / NOTES : 2nd @ 4.34

Full Result

PosDistHorseTrainerAgeWeightJockeySP
1st (5)Halation (IRE)D M Simcock48-11Andrea Atzeni7/2
Tracked leaders, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on opened 3/1 touched 4/1
2nd (3)hdHoliday Magic (IRE)C Appleby49-3A Kirby11/4f
Pressed leader, pushed along and led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, rallied close home
3rd (6)2Regulation (IRE)N B King69-7 p1Liam Jones16/1
Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on

Translate

Copy Halt