Despite being a twelve race maiden KHAZAF could spring somewhat of a shock for trainer Ruth Carr. The addition of cheekpieces seemed to be of benefit in his last two starts which both came here at Newcastle and included a solid second placed effort over a mile. It’s interesting to see that he now tackles seven furlongs for the first time which I feel should help and now over the shortest trip he’s ever raced over before could be the key to see him go well enough to claim his first success.
Although I followed the horse with no success last time I still can't shake off the idea that GUANABARA BAY has a winning run left in his locker. He is now on a very very attractive mark and with the promising young jockey Paddy Harnett also taking off a further 7lbs. With such little weight on his back this evening surely he’s set to go very close and at around 16/1 that price just looks ridiculous. GUANABARA BAY
Although Harry’s Bar looks a very short priced favourite after a recent all-weather success I’m happy to take him on with the Joseph O’Brien trained UNFORGETABLE. Despite not tasting victory in her last ten starts it’s interesting to note that prior to her last start she’d competed in Group and Listed company in her seven prior starts. Considering she’s finished second in two Group 3 races her form is there for all to see and a return back down to six furlongs looks a positive step. At a best price of around 8/1 I’m happy to side with the three year old who’s more than capable of grabbing at least a place.
written by Rory Paddock