Eric's Weekly Round Up: Mazzini 7/1

Friday, 29 April 2016

5:40 Thirsk Winning Racing (30th April) TOTESWINGER THREE WAYS TO WIN HANDICAP (CLASS 4) (4yo+ 0-85)

Thirteen runners on what looks likes its going to be soft ground so all my speed figures are out the window and I've just looked through the data on the going class etc to see if I can get a clue about the race, I've got five marked down as the possible pace setter but I'm doubtful any of them can win from the front and ought to set the race up for a finishing type, I think any bias at this course favours the high drawn horses and one of the two I am looking at are Ballesteros but it's been drawn in stall three but will like the ground and has been running in better class races but has only won once in the last three years and at the age of seven its best days may be behind it the other one I was looking at is LONG AWAITED 4/1 who is also dropped in class in this race and also hasn't been in the best of form but did run quite well first time out this year just over two weeks ago where it was staying on at the finish but got squeezed out, its been drawn in stall twelve so has a plum draw and there's no negatives from the data concerning the trainer, jockey etc so I think it ought to be at least capable of making the frame and has a chance to return to winning ways here but stakes will be kept on the low side because of the going.