David Ord heads to Newcastle on Tuesday where Straight Right is considered a good bet to give weight away to all rivals.
Sporting Life Daily Nap, January 22
Straight Right looks a good bet to successfully concede weight to all his rivals in the sunracing.co.uk Handicap at Newcastle on Tuesday.
Andrew Balding's charge won a warm handicap on his only previous start at Gosforth Park and while seven pounds higher here, he has definitely improved since. He was beaten at 4/5 at Lingfield on his latest start but was held up in a tactical affair and did well in the end to finish second behind Salateen.
Returned to handicap company, he should get a stronger gallop to aim at and can make his class tell.
Gallipoli rates a danger for the in-form Richard Fahey yard. He signed off for last year with a win at Chelmsford and was second in a good race here from this revised mark back in June.
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Sporting Life Daily Nap, January 23
Last year Bailarico made staggering progress on the Flat from a mark of 48 to 73 under the guidance of Warren Greatrex and the same owners, Fitorfat Racing, look to have a similar type on their hands in TOP ROCK TALULA.
The filly, picked up for £10,000 from Kenny Johnson’s yard in the autumn, didn’t really take to hurdles on her first three runs for Greatrex, but the switch to all-weather Flat racing looks to have really perked her up of late.
She hinted at what was to come when fourth from the front at Kempton on January 4 then duly built on that effort to score from the same mark (46) over a mile and a half there last week.
Hit with an 8lb hike in the weights for that improved performance, she’s officially 2lb well-in here under a 6lb penalty and it looks a shrewd piece of placement to turn her out again swiftly.
The wide draw – 14 of 14 in Lingfield’s Betway Casino Handicap – is a potential stumbling block on this occasion, but slightly more patient tactics appeared to really benefit the four-year-old when successful last time and Edward Greatrex having to bide his time might not be a bad thing as his mount moves back up in distance to the best part of two miles.
She’s clearly well handicapped and it’s hard to know exactly where the recent improvement may end.