Timeform highlight two horses of interest at Goodwood and Haydock this evening.
Goodwood’s whole card is given over to apprentices and Rose Dawes can get the meeting off to a good start by winning the opening handicap on Trais Fluors for the in-form Jack Channon stable. A smart performer for Andre Fabre in his younger days, Trais Fluors has now slipped to a BHA mark of 70 which he looks capable of capitalising on to end a lengthy losing run.
Having finished third in his last couple of starts, his turn shouldn’t be far away and he shaped well on his latest outing at Windsor on Monday. Trais Fluors did well to dead-heat for the third spot, beaten only around half a length behind the winner Havana Goldrush having been left poorly placed after missing the break in a modestly-run contest which favoured those that raced up with the pace.
The father-and-daughter partnership of Adrian and Mia Nicholls have been among the winners in recent weeks and can strike again in this sprint handicap with their runner Abate. The seven-year-old has dropped to a handy mark this season and returned to form last month when a narrowly-beaten third at Wetherby.
The 7 lb claimer then took over in the saddle for an apprentice handicap at Hamilton a fortnight later and Abate resumed winning was in good style, travelling fluently in the lead and just having to be pushed out to beat Brian The Snail by a length and three quarters. That form was franked when the runner-up was successful at Ripon earlier this week. Off the same mark and in his current form, Abate looks capable of following up.
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