A decent run of form sees Eyecatchers progress.
Previously-featured eyecatchers to score since our last column include Commemorative (4/1 – Doncaster), Rio Ronaldo (2/1 – Wolverhampton), Elm Park (15/8 – Salisbury) while Novirak (14/1) hit the frame at a nice price in a big Haydock handicap.
Here are six more horses to note going forward.
Red Harry (Haydock – 4 September)
After three runs he is now eligible for nurseries and if this son of Manduro is going to win a race it looks likely to come in that discipline. Given his sire a step-up to seven furlongs looks like it will bring out a fair bit of improvement.
At Haydock, Tom Tate’s charge was in a poor early position given the pace, was outpaced and then stayed on nicely. A rating of 72 looks workable.
Lulani (Salisbury – 4 September)
Was a big price on debut and ran in a hot looking maiden. Was allowed to go off 50/1, but certainly outran that price in finishing fifth.
Her dam was an unraced half-sister to 2,000 Guineas/Irish 2,000 winner Cockney Rebel and should be able to build on that fair opening effort. Her run can be marked up as her chance was compromised by the early dawdle.
Shipwright (Haydock – 4 September)
Went like the best horse in his race at Haydock before getting tired late or possibly outpaced. There is plenty of stamina in his pedigree so to be so competitive over six furlongs is a positive.
The son of Shamardal took a big step forward from his debut run and may well be one of his trainer’s typical improvers with racing.
Two Jabs (Haydock – 4 September)
This four-year-old gelding shaped better than the bare result at Haydock given his early position and a lacklustre pace. By Teofilo he hasn’t got a bad pedigree and once Mark Brisbourne gets him a handicap mark he may be able to score at a low level.
A strongly-run middle distance race on decent ground looks like it will suit best. A mark in the low to mid sixties would be fair.
Rocky Rider (Haydock – 4 September)
Made a nice start in what may prove to be a useful maiden at Haydock. Trained by Andrew Balding, owned by Qatar Racing and with a classy pedigree this son of Galileo should be able to break his maiden before the year is out.
He showed a strong ability to stay the mile trip well and that should stand him in good stead. Not overly big so soft ground may not be ideal.
Yazan (Haydock – 4 September)
Made a nice start for the Tom Dascombe yard at Haydock. This son Zebedee has a useful pedigree and his sales price increased significantly the three times he passed through the ring.
One who will appreciate better ground Haydock’s surface was too soft and given the pace he did well to finish as close on debut.
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