A five furlong novice event where a case can be made for a trio of runners yet it’s the James Tate trained HIGH SECURITY that gets my vote. The yard of James Tate are in solid form of late with two wins from just their last six runners. He was gelded earlier in the season and it seemed to produce results when third at Nottingham last time out. Today looks to be the day he enters the winners enclosure.
Course and distance winner COME ON GIRL returns to Kempton where she holds a 100% strike rate. She’s changed to the yard of Michael Appleby and produced a decent fifth in a thirteen runner race at Chelmsford on stable debut. Now dropped in class to Class 6 company and with less weight on her back she shouldn’t be far away.
COME ON GIRL
The final race on the card at Nottingham looks really open and I’m siding with a horse who’s competed and won in much better races than this. SHEEPSCAR LAD has previously claimed success in Class 4 company off a handicap mark of 81. He hasn’t won since 2018 and now resides off a mark of 56. With a lot less weight on his back, in a lower grade race and from a yard who have claimed recent success he’s worth taking a chance on.
As the year comes to a close the jumps boys are getting back into the thick of things and I’m hoping I’ve found one at a price in the last at Wetherby. The card looks pretty decent there today.
At the age of 9 WILLIAM H BONNEY is the second oldest horse in the lineup but could spring a surprise at around 10/1. Alan King’s runner hasn’t raced for over 200 days but has won first time out previously. He’s never tackled Wetherby before but he does get his prefered ground. Despite his age is he’s pretty lightly raced and has won in a better grade in the past. At a price looks a solid each way shout.
WILLIAM H BONNEY
Despite carrying top weight FUWAIRT looks worth backing as the former course and distance winner enlists the services of Hollie Doyle. The eight year old finished fifth in a similar contest last time out and now drops a helpful 4lbs off the back of that effort.
Far from a prolific winner he sits on a very attractive handicap mark and looks to finish in the mix.
FUWAIRT written by Rory Paddock