Racing tip of the day
Ian Brindle heads to Chepstow tonight in order to follow the fortunes of the in-form Malcolm Saunders.
Lady Bayside 8.10 Chepstow
Plenty of top class racing to go around today and in many ways it’s the appetizer to the veritable banquet that the race planners have allowed to take place on Saturday.
With Newmarket and York racing in the afternoon, it’s unlikely that we’ll see much in the way of newsprint recording the details of Chepstow’s card but it could be a good night for Malcolm Saunders as he appears to have two very obvious chances in the later races.
The trainer is particularly adept at training fillies and LADY BAYSIDE dropped a strong hint nine days ago that her turn in the winners enclosure awaits.
The six-year-old is due to take her chance in the Jennifer Melly Law Handicap this evening and on the face of it, she looks to have every chance of landing her fourth success at the track as she takes her chance off a mark just 1lb higher than the figure she obliged off last year.
Zed Candy Girl is clearly a filly in form and the switch to Dai Burchell’s yard appears to have worked the oracle with back-to-back victories at Bath and Kempton. She is now 11lb higher than when she started her golden run and one certainly couldn’t rule her out from landing a hat-trick.
Tenbridge was ahead of our selection when they last met but he will need to repeat the dose from unfavourable terms and that isn’t a given.
Any money for Delightful Sleep has to be noted given the predictable battalion of David Evans’ runners at the track.
The trainer isn’t adverse to the idea of running his horses on back-to-back shifts and though he was fourth in a similar affair at Bath last night, he has often been the subject of market support despite an apparent preference for racing on Polytrack.
Peak Storm was a four-time winner at the track last season with the last two obtaining in plating company.
John O’Shea’s gelding has yet to reproduce anything like that level of consistency this term but a market check is nevertheless advised.