Not the best Sunday’s racing in Britain or Ireland with the Group 1 action in France where I hope to see the real Hurricane Lane bounce back after a dismal run on ground, arguably, faster than ideal at Royal Ascot.
They said he has the worst of the draw, had only a neck to spare over Lone Eagle – reopposes today – in the Irish Derby last year and ran poorly in the Hardwicke Stakes on his seasonal reappearance. This is a very good contest with Alpinista searching a fourth successive Group 1 win on her comeback and the 5-y-old entire Mare Australis likely to give it a good go from the front.
At a best price of 5/4 at the time of writing Hurricane Lane makes no appeal as a betting medium in what promises to be a most informative race.
The feature contest is a listed 7f race for fillies and mares and it would be no surprise to see She Do gain a second win at this level having got up close home at Newmarket over 6f to land the Boadicea Stakes back in the autumn.
Roger Varian’s 4-y-old has yet to win at this trip, however, and pulled too hard at Lingfield – turf – on her reappearance when a well-backed favourite. She ran well on her sole previous try on Polytrack, is well drawn in stall three but INTERNATIONALANGEL (Nap) gets the vote for the inform Jane Chapple-Hyam.
The mare is unbeaten on four starts over today’s C&D and showed she was well up to today’s class when finishing runner-up at Longchamp back in May. The return to Polytrack will suit and she looks sure to go close with Adam Kirby – unbeaten in three rides on the grey – taking over in the plate
5.20pm Market Rasen
LADY BABS is entitled to come on for her second over C&D her in May, her first run in ten months when weak in the market. A dual C&D winner last year, Fern O’Brien takes over in the plate in this female amateur jockey’s event and she is excellent value for her 5lbs claim.
The 8-y-old has never won from a mark in the 90s but she has never finished out of the first two in four previous runs at the Lincolnshire track and she looks sure to go close for Andy Crook.
Pateen won this corresponding race from a 1lbs higher mark 12 months ago and she looks overpriced at 11/1, but I just favour the course specialist.
* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.