ROARING RORY 4/1 my 3rd best but is being ridden by a 7lb claiming apprentice who has a 1-2 record for this stable and it's a possible pace setter in this race. Astrophysics 2nd best from a time recorded at Hamilton this year but the trainer's record is 1-17 and the jockey is 1-31 which doesn't inspire me with confidence. PEARL NOIR 9/1 is a versatile type when it comes to racing tactics, the trainer has a decent 17% win rate here but the jockey is 1-24 so not sure what to think.
SUMMARY: I will have to go with backing both selections but my stakes will tilt in favour of the front running type mainly because of the jockeys poor win ratio for the stable but I don't like to leave my top speed rating run without backing it.
Roaring Rory 4/1 3rd
Pearl Noir 9/1 7th
PICTURE DEALER 14/1 is 3rd best but from a time recorded over this course and distance this year and it's the only known front runner in the race so if getting an easy lead it could try to steal this race from the front. FEVER FEW 25/1 2nd top rated also did its best here and this year and the trainer does have a very good 33% win rate here but I'm not sure about the jockey booking as his record is 0-15 so 1 plus and 1 negative for the horse. CAT SILVER 11/4 is my top rated and this one usually races prominently and it seems to like a fast pace to aim at and has a chance here to follow up its win from last time out at Windsor where it recorded its best time which proves its well being.
SUMMARY:- I wish I could narrow it down further but I couldn't narrow it down to a conclusion, so will go with backing all 3 to show a profit but I may lean more heavily stake-wise on my top rated (Cat Silver) and the one most likely to lead (Picture Dealer)
Cat Silver 7/1 5th
Fever Few 25/1 8th
Picture Dealer 14/1 9th
it's only a 5 runner race but 3 of them have been known to lead before and my 2nd top rated Major Valentine is one of the possible pace setters but my top rated is the 3year old GLACIER POINT 2/1 and looks the one to benefit if they go off too fast up front and could still have some improvement to come.
Glacier Point 2/1 4th