Flat Racing News Saturday Feb 6 2021= Lingfield host the Winter Derby Trail Listed , featuring the 113 Rated Bangkok agin old foe in the shape of? up and coming Felix, it is a different type of Test today from wolves Tapeta? to Lingfields course cogitations and Poly?
US Timeform Features three Horses at Aqueduct tonight Race 2 #8 Victory Built -Race 5 #1 Beta, Race #8 Risk Taking all three get favourable Mentions, Personally I am going to delve deeper into these races- see my tips later on these very races. on my Home Page.
Barn update MORE SUCCESS FRIDAY WITH OCEAN BREEZE AND EARLS COURT ALSO SEE HOME PAGE FOR MAIN TIPS DAILY
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>>>>>>>>>>>> BOCA BOY RUNS SAM F DAVIS STAKES TAMPA BAY SATURDAY ) HOPEFUL GROWTH RUNS WEDNESDAY AT GULFTREAM PARK ALLOWANCE RACE 7) MY SISTERS KEEPER, TAMPA BAY WEDNESDAY FEB 3) TATWEEJ THURSDAY AQUEDUCT)
SHOP GIRL THURSDAY GULFSTREAM, HEADLAND OAKLAWN PARK, THURSDAY) MYSTIC GUIDE DUE TO RUN IN THE NEXT 3 WEEKS, OAKLAWN PARK, SOUP AND SANDWICH, RUNS THIS MONTH,) LA SIGNARE RUNS IN THE SUWANEE RIVER, WEEKEND GULFSTREAM.)
OCEAN BREEZE =OAK LAWN, FRIDAY!) MOONLIGHT ORO-SANTA ANITA THIS WEEKEND- CAPO KANE -AQUEDUCT THIS WEEK. VEQUIST -GULFSTREAM THIS WEEK. HALO CITY AQUEDUCT)-EARLS ROCK SANTA ANITA FRIDAY) MORE SATURDAY HORSES= ADDED FROM INFO BARNS= RISK TAKING= RUNS AQUADUCT ) OVERTOOK RUNS IN SAME RACE AND PLETCHER SAYS IF HE IS UP TO THIS CLASS HE WILL GO CLOSE AT 10/1 KAPO CANE WAS ALSO A BARN FANCY EARLIER THIS WEEK SO ALL THREE HAVE SOME BARN CONFIDENCE LENDS TO AN EXOTIC PLAY,
TRAINER TO WATCH AQUEDUCT!
Aqueduct, Linda Trainer Barn seeking to catch up after slow start to winter fest!
Trainer Brad Cox says he came out of the Pegasus in great shape which Left his owners The Korea Racing Authority Licking their Lips in Awwe at the Authority of the Win on the main track Gulfstream park; Minding a shot at a Huge prize in the Arabian penninsula? It’s a Story of Rags to Injury to Greatness; picked up in an Oaklawn Feb20 Claimer? he took me by surprise on account he just came from knowhere winning a Keenland allowance, in October in Spectacular fashion, wowing everyone! but in the Manner of a very smart Individual? winning by a geared down +10 L, earning his best by far Beyer of 107, “which he then bettered winning Breeders cup mile & onto the Pegasus” clocking 108, for UK pundits its equivalent to around 120 125, then if he carries 9 stone in the Saudi Cup? then his post rating will be around 134 to 139? if your not a handicapper then watch some of my handicapping videos on UK and South African Merit+ Handicap systems.
Knicks Go is bred by Angie Moore, he is by Paynter whose the son of Awesome again. Knicks Go’s Dam Kosmo Buddy by Outflanker won a Listed Race from 37. by frguk.
*** latest from Brad Cox Barn, Knicks Go, More than Likely to go to Saudi Cup, WATCH MY PREVIEW I MAY TAKE ON KNICKS GO? because of something I know of this Place as a Track what many do not realize, More on the Day.
Retirement for sprint King Milton Bradley the 86 y o Trainer calls time reluctantly as he Looks to future, rest of the story is from the from Racingpost,
The 86-year-old has sent out more than 1,000 winners from his farm at Sedbury on the doorstep of Chepstow racecourse but a few hundred yards on the Gloucestershire side of the Welsh border since taking out a full licence in 1969, but his involvement in racing stretches much further having held a permit and trained point-to-pointers after graduating from pony racing.
“I’ve called it a day at last,” said Bradley on Sunday. “I’ve had 50 years of it and had over 1,000 winners on the Flat, and a lot of jumps winners as well.
“The top and bottom is they haven’t got enough races for lower-rated horses, and the reason they’ve got so many lower-rated horses is because the handicapper is dropping them down the handicap even if they’ve had a wide draw in a race or they suffer trouble in running. Author Lewis Porthouse Racing Post online
*****CAPE RACING NEWS SOUTH AFRICA *****
CAPE MET REGULAR WINS CAPE MET AT KENILWORTH SAT JAN 30 STORY FROM TURF TALK SA.
Rainbow Bridge swept down the Kenilworth stand-side rail to triumph in the Cape Town Met (G1) over 2000m, getting the better of favourite Belgarion, who also came from the tail of the field, with 100/1 rank outsider, Sovereign Spirit outrunning his odds to sneak into the trifecta.
It was a clever strategic move by Luke Ferraris to steer the 6/1 shot to the outer given that the son of Ideal World tends to hang. Rainbow Bridge turned on the afterburners when it counted to draw a length clear of Belgarion and thereby record his second victory in this prestigious race. Inbetween, in 2020, he loomed up a likely victor only to get outrun by One World, but this year, he proved unstoppable after being ridden with more restraint.
Though known to show signs of temperament, Rainbow Bridge has actually been a paragon of consistency in high grade races, winning nine of 21 starts, including 11 places. Trainer Sands conceded that the absence of crowds due to the Covid Lockdown may have helped his charge settle better in the prelims, and he complimented Ferraris for showing impeccable race-riding judgement.
The young jock, who is third generation from a famous SA family racing dynasty, was scoring the biggest win of his career. He modestly said that “good horses get out of bad situations,” a reference to how Rainbow Bridge was forced to switch around traffic in deep stretch before launching that decisive surge.
In another sensational Grade 1, jockey Richard Fourie described Captain’s Ransom as, “the real deal, phenomenal and deserving of being called a champion,” when the heavily punted 7/10 fave blew away rivals in the 1600m Majorca Stakes. Market rival Clouds Unfold, a proven G1 winner, got first run on the young daughter of Captain Al yet could not match strides with this budding star.
A suitably amazed, Justin Snaith extolled her physical and mental virtues. “Her body recovers immediately, breathing goes back to normal, just no stress at all…” Captain’s Ransom, who won the Fillies Guineas in facile manner against her contemporaries in December, handled older foes with similar contempt. Clouds Unfold, attempting a Majorca hat-trick came up short, emerging though with honour in defeat. Kelpie and Chat Ching filling the lower placings.
Run Fox Run added to her stellar record by going gun to tape in the Cape Flying Championships holding off the flying finish of Rio Querari. Brett Crawford stated, “mission accomplished” as the Foxwedge mare realised the sought after G1 prize for speed merchants. Crawford believes that to win races at the highest level, preparations need to go through without so much as a hiccough, and that is what Run Fox Run enjoyed as she duly produced a peak performance for her 8th victory from 11 starts.
Run Fox Run, punted from 8’s into 9/2, received a typically assertive Anton Marcus ride stretching out chasing opposition, who she had stone cold going into the final furlong. Only Rio Querari made any impact, closing ground sharply, yet too late, leaving a discouraged Grant van Niekerk to ruefully unsaddle in the second box.
The true stayer Atyaab benefitted from a hot pace in the New Turf Carriers Western Cape Stayers (G2) seizing command and keeping going resolutely to topple Silver Host, a common banker on many exotic tickets. Conditioner Zietsman Oosthuizen travelled his charge down from Port Elizabeth on Friday in a ten hour road journey, sending out a super fit and gutsy thoroughbred to build on a Cape Derby victory attained at this course in 2019, when trained by Mike de Kock.
There are not many races on the South African program that genuinely test endurance. This 2800m event is one of the few marathons staged in Cape Town and the cracking pace took the younger, Silver Host out of his comfort zone, instead suiting the doughty Atyaab, sired by New Zealand sire Dundeel, a country renowned for producing quality stayers.
Kommetdieding proved much the best in the Politician Stakes (G3) over 1800m, justifying 22/10 favouritism and staying perfect from four starts. Legitimate made a bold late bid, despite hanging, but was easily repelled into second spot. Rascallion clocked in third, proving unable to match Kommetdieding’s acceleration.
The bargain buy Elusive Fort colt was neatly positioned by Sihle Cele before drawing clear to yet again win with authority and build on his burgeoning reputation. Whilst overcome with emotion immediately afterwards in the lead in, a composed Cele subsequently revealed great praise for his mount, “Kommetdieding reminds me of Edict of Nantes (former Derby winner) – just with a better turn of foot!” The jock believes this horse still has huge scope to improve, and seems teed up for a serious tilt at the Cape Derby which is his declared target in a months’ time, according to successful trainer, Michelle Rix.
Cape Racing press release – words by Mark van Deventer
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