Hello Racing fans and welcome back to a new week of selections starting with Wednesdays racing! Some decent action at Thirsk and I have four selections for you to combine into a lucky 15 plus an each-way selection for the racing at Worcester.
We had a good week last week and we have some strong selections to kick us off this week! Thank you for all of your support so far, and don't forget to check out my socials @gingerjoeracing on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook!
ORSINO is my each way selection of the day and one I am taking a slight chance on. He gets into this weak handicap off a real low weight and hasn't shown much in his jumps career today. However, I have a slight inclination to believe he may be better than what we've seen so far and here is why. He ran quite well over C&D here in April where he finished 8th out of 15 in a decent handicap so he has track experience, and also he was very well supported last time and sent off as 3/1 come the off but a poor round of jumping scuppered his chances.
For all of this he did finish out his race well last time and I feel the yard may have been expecting better or the fact that he has been showing more at home. This was over 2m6f last time out which may be a tad on the long side for him so the drop back to 2m4f could suit as well. None of these are in great form and if he jumps better than he did last time he could well jump himself into the money. One that’s taken on chance more than anything but has to be better than what we've seen so far. Could be a bit of value in his price.
MY THOUGHT looks a very typical Tim Easterby type who could be placed very well here. Took a big step in the right direction last time out over 6 furlongs at Redcar where he was pushed along after halfway but managed to find a decent turn of foot for pressure and finished a staying on fourth. That was his best effort to date and he looked like the step up to 7 furlongs would be ideal based on that run. He carried a really big weight that day but has been well very fairly treated for this affair and could be ahead of his mark after his improved effort last time.
I’m expecting another step up from him here and is starting to get the hang of things after a slow start to his career. Been given a tough assignment but may well be up for it. Unexposed and could be the start of more to come.
ZAGATO is one that I have had in my tracker for a while now and he has a fabulous pedigree. Sired by Frankel and it's only a matter of time before he gets his head in front. I think he is primed for a huge run here after a real unlucky defeat last time where he was beaten in a head bobbing finish by Siam Fox when the pair pulled clear of the rest. The others that oppose today are going to have to be really good if they are to get their heads in front of ZAGATO here.
He didn't stay on his seasonal reappearance but was miles better last time out and I'm expecting another step up this time out. Yojaari is likely to go off favourite but is going to have to do a lot more than what he's shown so far under a 7lb penalty to win again this time. I nearly put ZAGATO up as my next best selection so I am really sweet on his chances here. I'm expecting another improved run and a repeat of his last effort alone would put him bang there for this. Solid!
ROYAL PROSPECT comes here very much under the radar and one that could actually be ready to strike. He showed no form last year and has done the same this year until his last run where he looked to be going back in the right direction. He finished fourth after travelling extremely well for a long way and got stuck for room on the straight which effectively ruined his win chances. He stayed on very well however and would’ve finished closer than the bair form reads.
He also has won over C&D two years ago and that was off a mark 22lbs higher than what he ran off this time and considering he was back to better form last time, any sort of improvement back in the right direction puts him really well in here. Could be the best of these if continuing his progress back towards his 2019 form.
ALAMBRISTA only showed modest form over 7 furlongs as a 2y-o however he was better on his seasonal reappearance last time out over an extended 1m2f albeit finishing 3rd as 5/4 favourite. This form at first seemed slightly underwhelming but the form has been franked since and the extra half mile that he contests this time is likely to bring out a lot more in him again. His reappearance was still a markedly step up on his 2y-o form so not a lot of boxes left unticked here and another big step forward is likely.
There were a couple of excuses as to why he didn't finish closer last time though and that was potentially due to being outpaced over the shorter distance or, he may have needed that run. I expect a completely different animal to show up here and I think he is going to win this going away. Prescott’s horses over these distances tend to get very well supported so get on whilst the price has some juice to it. Goes on good to firm for the first time which i think will only benefit my selection here. Hard to beat!!
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