Autumnal weather is going to play a serious part in the last few weeks of the flat season with the card from Catterick abandoned and Leicester set to take place on testing ground.
Here’s three runners who caught the eye from yards who are thriving of late. Make sure to make use of all our tips and analysis over the forthcoming days to end the season with a bang!
Inca Man Brighton 3.35
Paul Cole has been thriving at Brighton this year, where he’s sent eight runners over the course of the season, with four of those winning.
He sends his juvenile colt Inca Man to the Sussex venue today for a mile novice contest. He has placed in both starts on these shores, including when denied narrowly on Polytrack at Lingfield a few weeks back.
Rossa Ryan’s charge receives weight from his two main rivals and looks the type to keep improving with experience. He looks capable of a big run at attractive odds.
Elzaam’s Dream Leicester 4.35
Ron Harris has sent five horses to Leicester this year, with three of them scoring. With winners at prices of 20/1, 10/1 and 9/2 and a 33/1 second, it’s of no concern at all that his Elzaam’s Dream faces a short-priced rival in the six furlong handicap.
She won a Seller over course and distance at the aforementioned price of 20/1 on debut on good-to-soft. Twice raced over further since, she returned to six furlongs with a narrow defeat to one seeking a three-timer at Ffos Las last time out under Raul Da Silva.
With the yard ending September with three consecutive winners, she looks exactly the type to improve once more and defy a four pound rise for the latest near miss. A second track and trip win surely won’t be far away.
Spice War Chelmsford 6.40
More known for success over obstacles, including winning the 2015 Grand National with Many Clouds, Oliver Sherwood has had six runners on the level in 2019. Three of these have landed the odds, with his new recruit Spice War accounting for two of those victories.
Acquired from the Brian Meehan yard, Sherwood got him spot on for his stable debut on his first run for 385 days. A narrow winner at Kempton, he followed that with a more clearcut win over fourteen furlongs at Chelmsford.
Making all under Thomas Greatrex, he sent a clear signal that he would appreciate a step up to two-miles. He’s a further six pounds higher in the handicap today, although that doesn’t look much of a concern at all given his recent win and his yard’s record of two winners from two at the Essex venue.