Eleven runners over six furlongs in a class five race but in reality it a poor race, there is five, Pull The Plug, Meandmyshadow, Honeymoon Express, Goadby and Charlamagne Diva, of the eleven that have been known to lead before and Meandmyshadow is my second top rated so if this one gets to the front it doesn't look like many should get involved in the race but the top rated and therefore the selection is ADA LOVELACE 7/1 who usually likes to sit just behind the leaders and then stay on strongly and its best ever time came at Yarmouth which is a similar course to this one, the only downside is that the stable hasn't been in form for the past few months but with these smaller stables the winners can be a bit sporadic so its not going to put me off completely but it does mean that stakes have to be kept on the low side.
4:00 Doncaster -
1—Jacobs Pillow hasn't got much form at this distance and has returned a figure over six furlongs which wouldn't be enough to win this race but hes a possible front runner so could be a slightly hidden danger.
2—Noble Asset has recorded a time at Ayr which is a similar type of course as this and that time puts it into joint second place.
3—Keep It Dark has been known to try and lead before but its times have been relatively slow.
4—One Boy likes to track the pace but another with only slow times.
5—Distant Past a possible front runner but is only seventh best on my ratings.
6—Signore Piccolo may prefer some cut in the going but has been known to lead.
7—Flash City prefers to track the early pace but only comes fifth on my workings.
8—Angelito is the other joint second top rated and can either track the leaders or be held up and with six known possible front runners it could be held up in this race and hope they go too fast early on in the race and cut each others throats and leave the race for a finishing type.
9—Royal Bajan usually tracks the pace setters but is only my sixth best rated.
10—Native Falls is the fifth of the possible front runners and my fourth top rated so must have a slight chance to make the frame.
11—Sleepy Blue Ocean its best time was over this course and distance and can either be held up or track the leaders and is weighted to be my top rated.
12—Sir Billy Wright the last possible front runner and this one could be another slightly hidden danger and has been in good form on the all weather.
SUMMARY: With six possible front runners it could be run fast for the class and will probably play into the hands of a horse coming from behind and the top rated SLEEPY BLUE OCEAN 10/1
runs in this style, the claiming apprentice has got a good record for this stable which boosts confidence in its chances and at the price it has to be given as an each way bet.
Ada Lovelace 7/1 Unp
Sleepy Blue Ocean 10/1 Unp