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Intended Runners

We have three likely runners this week: Pacificadora, Mungo’s Quest and Te Amo Te Amo.

Pacificadora is likely to take her chance on Wednesday at Bath, in the 18.55 Value Rater/EBF Novice Stakes, over 1m 3.5f. This Declaration Of War filly is an exciting prospect for Clear Height after running exceptionally well first time out to finish third of fourteen in a novice event at Kempton, showing plenty of inexperience and then winning at the second time of asking. Last time out at Chelmsford she broke alertly and was settled in mid division by Nicky Mackay. She was far more professional through the early stages than her previous run but still showed signs of greenness through the mid part of the race, coming on and off the bridle and looking slightly off balance. She turned in to the straight and had to come widest of the field to mount her challenge. She quickened up very nicely and looked to have a little bit in hand at the line. The form of that novice stakes does look suspect with the second and third both finishing last on their next starts but the fourth horse has won and finished second, twice. She could only beat what was in front of her on the day and is bound to come on again for that experience and the step up in trip looks sure to suit.

Mungo’s Quest is likely to make his racecourse debut at Salisbury on Thursday, in the 13.40 Simon & Nerys Dutfield Memorial Novice Stake (Plus 10 Race), over 5f. This Sir Prancealot colt is just ready to get going. He is a well proportioned horse with a likeable attitude. He has come to hand quite early and would be the most precocious of the two year olds we have this year. His dam won first time out as a two year old and his sire was also a precocious type. He is likely to learn a lot from his first trip to the races but we are hoping we can have some fun with him over the summer.

Te Amo Te Amo is entered on the same card. He goes in the 15.55 Penang Turf Club Malaysia Handicap, over 6f with Tom Marquand booked to ride. This Kyllachy colt ran well last time out to finish fourth of ten at Windsor, over 5f. He broke well but was settled in mid division, behind a line of leaders by Marquand, who also rode on that occasion. He was pushed wide at an early stage and had to do all of his travelling down the middle of the track. A few of the runners continued to take him wider than ideal during the later stages but he stayed on rather than quickened anyway. He has come out of that race in good form and he is now getting competitive off his mark which is promising. Hopefully he’ll be getting his head in front sooner rather than later.

It was great to get a winner on the board last week with the ever reliable and ultra consistent Chica De La Noche scoring at Lingfield on Friday. She is a brilliant, little mare in her own grade and has now either won or been placed in 12 of her last 13 starts.

We have a few more to go to war with this week: Mr Scaramanga, Corazon Espinado, Te Amo Te Amo, Subliminal and Pacificadora. The first three run today at Windsor.

Mr Scaramanga goes in the 15.45 Sky Sports Racing On Sky 415 Handicap, over 1m 2f, with Oisin Murphy taking the ride. This son of Sir Percy was last seen running down the field on Good Friday in the Apprentice Handicap at Lingfield. He broke well but was held up towards the rear of the field by Levi Williams. He travelled well but was unable to quicken turning for home and had too much ground to make up. He is training well at home and continues to drop down the handicap. The step up in trip today is a bit of an unknown but we have the right man on board so we are hoping he can go well.

Corazon Espinado runs in the 16.20 Gems Handicap, over 1m with Oisin booked to ride again. This Iffraaj colt has some very good form to his name. He won four times last year and also finished second in a valuable Class 2 handicap at Kempton. He was last seen running at Kempton where he finished sixth of nine. He broke well under Marquand who soon had him in a prominent position. He travelled with plenty of enthusiasm and had every chance turning for home. He wasn’t able to quicken in the straight and faded late on. We subsequently found out he lost a shoe during the race which wouldn’t of helped his cause. He is yet to win off a mark this high but is working well and we are hoping he can get competitive.

Te Amo Te Amo will be the last runner on the card at Windsor today. He runs in the 17.30 Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap, over 5f. Tom Marquand has been booked to ride. This Kyllachy colt was an expensive purchase from the Breeze Up Sales last year at Newmarket and has had five career starts to date. He was last seen making his handicap debut at Chelmsford where he broke well from a wide draw and was ridden prominently by Marquand. He travelled with plenty of enthusiasm and had a winning chance turning for home. He couldn’t go with the eventual winner and in the end finished sixth of eleven. He has dropped a few more pounds today and the drop in trip should also help.

Subliminal has a couple of options later in the week, on Friday and Saturday. He took a long journey up to Thirsk when last seen and it wasn’t the most fruitful of trips. He was ridden by Graham Lee who got him in to a lovely position towards the front of the field. He got in to a nice rhythm but didn’t quicken in the later stages of the race. He is none the worse for the experience and has come out of the race well. He remains on the same mark at present but we are hoping he can run a better race, slightly closer to home.

There is a chance Pacificadora could take her chance in The Lingfield Oaks Trial at the weekend. This Declaration Of War filly is an exciting prospect for Clear Height after running exceptionally well first time out to finish third of fourteen in a novice event at Kempton, showing plenty of inexperience and then winning at the second time of asking. Last time out at Chelmsford she broke alertly and was settled in mid division by Nicky Mackay. She was far more professional through the early stages than her previous run but still showed signs of greenness through the mid part of the race, coming on and off the bridle and looking slightly off balance. She turned in to the straight and had to come widest of the field to mount her challenge. She quickened up very nicely and looked to have a little bit in hand at the line. The form of that novice stakes does look suspect with the second and third both finishing last on their next starts but the fourth horse has won and finished second, twice. She could only beat what was in front of her on the day and is bound to come on again for that experience and the step up in trip looks sure to suit.

We have two runners this week: Subliminal and Chica De La Noche.

Subliminal is due to run tonight at Thirsk, in the 19.40 @thirskraces Conference Centre Handicap, over 1m 4f, with Graham Lee in the saddle. This Arcano colt has been running consistently well of late, winning for the yard three starts ago and finishing placed on his next two efforts. Last time out he broke well and was settled in behind the leaders with Tom Marquand steering. He travelled well until four from home and then had to be pushed along to maintain his position. He had every chance in the straight and did look the winner a furlong from home. He got mown down in the last few strides but it was another creditable effort. He is training nicely at home and if he can transfer his all weather form to the turf then he should run well.

Chica De La Noche is likely to take her chance on Friday, at Lingfield, in the 16.10 Patricia’s Happiness Magnet Handicap, over 7f, with Adam Kirby booked to ride. This admirably consistent filly was placed once again at the beginning of the month. That was the eleventh time she has finished in the frame from twelve starts. She broke well but was held up towards the rear of the field by Kirby. He managed to switch her off nicely and she was in a lovely rhythm at the rear of the field. She was asked to quicken two furlongs from home and she made steady ground up the straight. She had every chance but was just gaining that bit too slowly to trouble the winner. It was another great effort and if she appreciates the return to turf she should run well once again.

We have three potential runners this week with two of them likely to take their chance at Epsom’s Spring Meeting tomorrow.

Emenem is due to run in the 15.20 Investec Corporate & Investment Banking Great Metropolitan Handicap, over 1m 4f, with David Egan in the saddle. This Sir Percy gelding has been in decent form of late and has been placed on his last two starts. He was last seen finishing second at Lingfield over 1m 4f in the hands of Tom Marquand. He broke well and got a nice position in behind the leaders. He travelled kindly and had every chance turning in to the home straight. He looked the winner a furlong from home but was swallowed up in the last half a furlong. He has come out of that race in good form and remains on a mark of 79. He will have to run from 2lb out of the handicap tomorrow which is never ideal and in a much more competitive race. However, he likes the track and is still well handicapped on old form so if the Derby trip suits he should run well.

Recuerdame will hopefully make it the lucky last tomorrow. He runs in the 17.00 Investec Private Banking Handicap, over 1m 1/2f, with Silvestre De Sousa riding. This US bred gelding made his seasonal reappearance at the end of March at Kempton after winning one of his five starts as a two year old. He broke well and was settled behind the leaders, in a prominent position. He settled well enough and was still on the bridle turning for home. He came with what looked like a very competitive challenge a furlong and a half from home but his run faded in the last half furlong. He has come out of that race in good form and was always going to improve for that effort. He has done well since being gelding and we are hoping he can progress from here.

Te Amo Te Amo is likely to take his chance at Chelmsford, on Thursday in the 19.30 Bet totetrifecta At totesport.com Handicap, over 6f, with Tom Marquand booked to ride. This Kyllachy colt was a relatively expensive purchase from The Breeze Ups at Newmarket last year and is yet to start paying his way. He has had four career starts to date and was last seen finishing down the field in a novice event at Kempton after getting hampered at the start. He was always on the back foot from there and wasn’t able to challenge the main protagonists. He has got a very wide draw on Thursday but with Tom in great form at present we are hoping he will be able to overcome that in what will be his first run in a handicap.

We have two potential runners this week: Mr Scaramanga and Pacificadora.

Mr Scaramanga is due to run on Good Friday in the 13.30 Sun Racing All-Weather Championship Apprentice Handicap, over 7f, with Levi Williams taking the ride. This son of Sir Percy won at Lingfield, four starts back under the same jockey, providing him with his first victory as an apprentice. Unfortunately, he has failed to follow that up since. He was last seen running over one mile at Lingfield. He got a nice position in mid division on the rail under Adam Kirby who managed to get him settled better than he had been on his previous two starts. He was still travelling well turning for home but had a wall of horses in front of him. He got a nice spilt a furlong and a half from home but was not able to quicken up well enough to challenge the eventual winner. He didn’t finish too far behind those that filled the places and it was a creditable effort. He has come out of that race in good order and if he could find some of his old spark he could run a good race, in what will be a super competitive handicap.

Pacifadora could be entered on Saturday, at Kempton in the 14.35 Racing TV Fillies’ Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race), over 1m. This Declaration Of War filly is an exciting prospect for Clear Height after running exceptionally well first time out to finish third of fourteen in a novice event at Kempton, showing plenty of inexperience and then winning at the second time of asking. Last time out at Chelmsford she broke alertly and was settled in mid division by Nicky Mackay. She was far more professional through the early stages than her previous run but still showed signs of greenness through the mid part of the race, coming on and off the bridle and looking slightly off balance. She turned in to the straight and had to come widest of the field to mount her challenge. She quickened up very nicely and looked to have a little bit in hand at the line. The form of that novice stakes does look suspect with the second and third both finishing last on their next starts but the fourth horse has won and finished second, twice. She could only beat what was in front of her on the day and is bound to come on again for that experience and the step up in trip looks sure to suit. She has got an Oaks entry but there is an awful lot of water to go under the bridge before then.

 

 

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