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Lincoln Trial 2021 Preview: Eye-Catching Partnership Can Win Again

As we warm up for Cheltenham this weekend there is a nice mix of all weather and jumps in the ITV schedule. The contest that seems to strike the sweetest balance between being solvable but still competitive enough to get a decent price looks to be the Lincoln Trial, scheduled for 2.40pm at Wolverhampton.

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A maximum field of 13 for this race so hopefully we can find a potential draw advantage using the Draw Analyser tool.

Slightly surprisingly (and disappointingly!) there doesn’t appear to be a strong draw advantage here. The PRB figures for the draw give us the most accurate information and according to the Draw Analyser the PRB for a low draw is 0.50, middle draw is 0.52 and high draw is 0.48.

The majority of other metrics back up the PRB data with middle draws coming out best, high draws coming out worst and a low draw being somewhere between the two.

There isn’t a huge difference in any of the data when looking at each section of the draw but maybe looking at each individual stall will highlight some stronger advantages or disadvantages.

The above table is sorted by PRB3, which accounts for the stalls either side of the stall in question. This metric is great for helping ignore any individual data anomalies.

It seems to show that anywhere between stalls 3 and 7 is probably absolutely ideal and advantageous, with double figure stall numbers a definite negative. The overall PRB for high draws here was 0.48 but for the highest two stalls here individually it is 0.47 and 0.45.

It’s also worth noting that most of the metrics point towards the lowest stall also being a negative.


We often see some fairly strong pace biases on the all weather, even over slightly longer trips, so let’s take a look at the Pace Analyser for Wolverhampton.

Plenty of data here which is great and it seems that there isn’t much of a pace bias. The win percentages for front runners and prominent racers are better than the same data for mid division and held up but we tend to see this at most racecourses so it certainly isn’t unique to Wolverhampton.

The place percentages follow a similar trend to the win percentages with front runners and prominent racers producing place percentages of 28.92% and 29.77% respectively compared to 21.49% and 20.72% for mid division and held up.

Prominent racers have been profitable to back blind when going each way (each way PL of 35.35) but front runners have been best to back win only. They’ve still produced a loss though with a win PL of -156.24.

Ideally you want to be handily placed here in this sort of field size but no run style should be deemed a huge disadvantage here.

Draw and Pace Combination

The pace data tells us that it’s slightly advantageous to be closer to the pace. The draw data tells us that middle to low is slightly favoured. Something that is great about the Draw Analyser tool is that we can combine the draw and pace data into an easy to digest heat map.

Yet again there are no really strong biases to note but that’s not to say we should disregard this information.

What we are seeing is no run style for a low drawn runner is a big negative, but a prominent run style probably sees low draws to best effect. If you are drawn in the middle stalls you’ll benefit most from being prominent or front running (mid division is no disadvantage though) whilst high draws tend to fare best the more aggressively they are ridden.

The data over this distance at Wolverhampton is some of the fairer data you’ll see at a UK flat course and no stall or run style results in a huge advantage or disadvantage but it’s pretty clear that certain positions are going to see runners seen to best effect and others won’t be.

Lincoln Trial Pace Map

The all important pace map which should bring the above data to life.

Hardly a lot of pace here and Born To Be Alive seems likely to get an easy lead which could nullify any slight disadvantage from his high draw - high drawn early leaders have a PRB of 0.54. The Gill Brothers may well be the one who tracks the pace, also from a high draw.

The worst draw and pace combination was held up from a high draw and the well fancied Mission Boy will have to overcome both factors if he’s to win for Ryan Moore. A lack of pace in the race will make his task even harder and he’s going to have to be very well handicapped to win this one.

With the majority of these seemingly most comfortable held up there is likely to be very little pressure on the lead. Some of those that are likely to be patiently ridden could end up racing quite wide, potentially making a low draw more important than ever for hold up performers, unless a fair few of them are ridden a little more aggressively here.

The Runners

In early market order, starting with the most fancied, here are the runners for the 2021 Lincoln Trial:

Mission Boy

Two decent runs since moving to Marco Botti over the winter in decent enough races. He was 2nd at Lingfield, put well in his place by the winner (with not a lot of strength in behind) and then 4th at Kempton behind Born To Be Alive. Mission Boy is 6lbs better off for a 3 length defeat so needs to improve to reverse that form, which may be difficult if he’s held up from the highest stall.

The extra half furlong should definitely be in his favour (he was a close 2nd in the Italian Derby over 11f two years ago) but he seems very short based on his last two runs. The booking of Ryan Moore has probably been overreacted to in the market and unless this has been a plot and the horse wasn’t fully wound up on his last run he may find a few too good.

Man Of The Night

One of two for Richard Hannon here and certainly the more interesting of the pair. He hasn’t been seen since finishing 2nd in a hot Newmarket handicap at the July Meeting and fitness will definitely have to be taken on trust on his first start for 246 days. He did win first time out as a 2yo and ran well on his 3yo debut so there are promising signs in that regard and Richard Hannon has a decent record with fresh horses. In the past five years his handicap win strike rate is 11.20% and it falls only slightly to 10.28% when only accounting for runners that are returning from a 60+ day break.

Besides the absence, we are looking at a very lightly raced 4yo for a top trainer who put in a good performance when last seen, splitting a pair of next time out runners up. He is up 4lbs for that effort though. He’ll be dropping back 1.5f in trip compared to his three 3yo starts which is probably more of a concern but he’s definitely a horse to be interested in over the coming weeks and months regardless of what happens here. Untried on the all weather.

Born To Be Alive

The most likely pace angle in the race and a winner on his last start at Kempton. Connections have had to be hugely patient with the horse having missed 897 days of racing before returning over a furlong further here at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day. That was a solid 2nd in a decent race. He was slightly out of depth next time out away from handicap company but won for the first time since June 2017 at Kempton last time off a 5lb lower mark. The form of that race has taken a couple of knocks since but he was much the best that day.

He’s very much at home on artificial surfaces (all weather form figures read 2231) and this distance is probably just about perfect for him.


Winner of this last two starts, Tadleel is developing into a bit of a Newcastle specialist where he has a 100% win record from 3 starts. Those wins all came at 7f but he has won over a mile at Kempton and finished runner up over a mile at York so he doesn’t have a huge amount to prove in terms of stamina.

He has run on Wolverhampton’s tapeta surface previously, he was a running on 3rd (over 7f) in first time blinkers. He’s almost certainly better over that distance at Newcastle than Wolverhampton but having looked well suited to a mile last summer, he could enjoy the stiffer test at this track around a turn. Three of his four poor efforts from eleven tries on the all weather came at Chelmsford, a course that he clearly struggles at. Take that course away from his record and he has an extremely likeable profile and he’s only up 4lbs for winning a class 2 handicap last time out.

It’s also very interesting that Laura Pearson, who is saving her claim for the flat season, returns for her only ride on the card here. Her 5lb claim could be vital in such a warm race. Her partnership with Richard Fahey has yielded three winners and a close 2nd from five runners so he clearly knows which rides to send her way.

On A Session

A stable debutant for David Barron, his career best run seemed to come last time out and coincided with a drop back to 7f. He was 3rd on soft ground at Galway and the two who finished in front of him have both won since so he’s not handicapped out of this.

Barron does have a respectable 16.12% strike rate with runners making their debut having transferred from other yards over the past five years and those runners have been profitable to follow (win PL of 24) so there are some interesting trainer stats in his favour.

The main concern here has to be the distance with all his best form at 7f or shorter. Given he’s proven on soft ground he’ll be interesting in good 7f handicaps on bad ground at the start of the flat turf season but this might just be a bit too far for him. He’s also never run on the all weather which is another question mark.

Oh This Is Us

The less fancied Richard Hannon runner seems much happier on polytrack than tapeta. He’s been beaten in all four starts here (and also on one start at Newcastle) whereas he is 4/10 on polytrack. He’s feasibly handicapped still and does act on this surface (even if he's not at his best on it) but he’s going to be far more interesting on All Weather Finals day in the mile race, a contest he has previously won.

The Gill Brothers

Lightly raced and previously consistent, The Gill Brothers hasn’t been in the same form on his last two runs where he has been well beaten and only finished ahead of one rival. Three starts ago, over a mile at Kempton, he was 2nd in a particularly warm race.

The Geegeez Future Form tab on the results page shows that the winner won again two starts later and the 4th won on his next start whilst several others in behind placed next time out. A reproduction of that effort should see him involved, especially as he’s likely to be well placed off a probable steady gallop. We just don't know what sort of form he'll turn up in though.

Milltown Star

He paid for winning a French listed contest on his final start as a 2yo as he was unable to reach the frame in three handicap starts as a 3yo. He looked likely to improve for the step back up to a mile on his latest start in September but finished well held – perhaps the absence since indicates that wasn’t his best form.

He did cut the figure of a horse that was badly handicapped last season but it’s worth noting his all weather form has seen him finish 1st and 2nd. They were admittedly novice races but his sole start here did result in a 4+ length victory. Mick Channon has a decent record with horses returning from a break and Milltown Star is potentially better on artificial surfaces than turf. The percentage call though is to oppose on the grounds of him not being well enough handicapped but he'll be capable of picking up a race when he drops a few more pounds.


The winner of this race two years ago and 4lbs lower than that winning mark this time around. That was actually his last win which is disappointing but it’s very much worth noting that he has a 14.29% win strike rate on turf and a 50% win strike rate on all weather. Considering that difference it’s remarkable he’s only run on artificial surfaces four times in his career.

Since his win in this he has finished 4th at Chelmsford off a 6lb higher mark, doing best of those held up, and he’s also finished 4th in a very hot Kempton handicap off 3lbs higher where the 2nd and 3rd both placed since and the 5th won soon after.

Two points to note are he wears no headgear here, having often worn it in the past. His win in this two years ago was without headgear and his last run without headgear saw him finish 4th at Sandown (1st and 2nd won next time out, 3rd and 5th won two starts later) so that’s of no concern and may even be a positive. The other point is he’ll be ridden by 7lb claimer Callum Hutchinson. The combination of Balding and Hutchinson have only won one of the fifteen races they have teamed up in so that’s not the best strike rate.

He did win this off a similar break two years ago so the absence shouldn’t be deemed a negative.

Al Muffrih

His only two wins have come at 10f. He was developing into a decent 12f horse for William Haggas last season but has generally run over shorter distances since moving to Stuart Williams. He’s been slowing coming to hand for his new trainer and in doing so has come down 5lbs in the weights. He wasn’t beaten far here over a furlong further two starts ago but found this distance too sharp three runs ago and without a guaranteed strong gallop here be may lack the required pace to figure.

Scottish Summit

Equally effective over a mile and ten furlongs so this trip should suit nicely. His comfortable win at Newmarket in September may have left him badly handicapped though, he’s now 7lbs above that winning mark and was well beaten last time out in a tough York handicap. He’s run okay a couple of times at this sort of distance on the all weather but is perhaps a little better on turf and this may well be a prep run for the real thing at Doncaster in a couple of weeks time.


A five time all weather winner who hasn’t run to his best on his last three starts. He’s failed to place in this race in the last two renewals and a 5lbs drop in the weights since those two efforts is unlikely to be enough to see him get his head in front.

Rise Hall

Makes his stable debut for Geoff Oldroyd and all weather debut at the age of 6 on his first start since September. He has only run in two handicaps at distances shorter than 10f twice and those runs have yielded a win and a 2nd place so he’s perhaps overpriced dropping back in trip again, especially as he didn’t run at all badly in a decent race last time out. Fitness and suitability to this surface have to be taken on trust though but he’s not without a shout.

The Verdict

Plenty in with chances here, as you’d expect looking at the market, but the trio to make most appeal are Born To Be Alive, Tadleel and Zwayyan.

The former should be seen to best effect from a pace perspective and is clearly as good as ever. He’s backable at each way prices and seems pretty certain to be in the first four home with most bookies paying four places (SkyBet are even offering five places).

Zwayyan seems massively overpriced at around 14/1 given his all weather profile. He’s undoubtedly well handicapped and although this seems a better renewal than the race he won two years ago he looks a cracking bet if you can get paid out on five places (still a good bet at four places).

I’ll probably have a couple of singles on this race and some small forecasts and tricasts for a speculative interest but my main fancy here is going to be TADLEEL. He’s clearly been loving running at Newcastle but his form isn’t completely dependent on running at that venue and I still think this horse is going to be better suited by a mile than shorter. This is an extended mile but it’s unlikely to be a severe test given the lack of pace and his speed at shorter could be the decisive factor here. The extra 5lbs that Laura Pearson claims is also a nice boost.

Racing Insights, 30th December 2020

I was right to oppose the 11/10 favourite in Tuesday's race (2nd) but my main selection was 3rd and the winner was Bay Of Naples who was well enough bred for the surface but hadn't shown enough (in my opinion) in his previous course and distance run to be of interest.

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So with the every race to choose from it seems best to play safe and go for an all weather race with the winter weather putting plenty of jumps fixtures in doubt at the minute. The race of most interest on Wolverhampton’s card is their 4.40pm, a class 5 handicap over 6f.

First let’s rule a few out from calculations who are out of form or badly handicapped. Harbour Project’s best run to date came in a course and distance maiden in July but in three runs to date he hasn’t really shown enough that he’s capable of defying a mark of 60 on handicap debut. Big Impact has finished nearer last than first in all four appearances since racing resumed in June and similar sentiments apply to Red Alert who hasn’t run particularly well for over a year. Sepahi has beaten just one rival home in his last three runs.

Little Red Socks’ best two runs to date have come in her two starts here. She won on debut here in March and then had two poor runs elsewhere before finishing 3rd here off a mark of 67 (runs here off 64). She then had a wind op and hasn’t run well in two starts since. Her chance completely depends on this course bringing out the best in her once again but stall 12 is a concern, course and distance runners coming out of stall 12 have the worst PRB of any stall (0.45). The second worst PRB is stall 11 and a very high draw here is not good so she’s probably up against it even if she does bounce back to form.

Final Frontier ran well here in 2nd two starts ago but reverted to type next time out (again here) by running moderately but as if in some sort of form. He’s got a chance here on some of his form but his best runs have generally come when ridden positively, which he hasn’t been recently. If betting in running it’s worth checking what early position he takes up but it’s a leap to back him for win purposes ahead of the race.

Turanga Leela won two races seemingly out of nowhere recently before a poor run at Southwell (course debut). After her most recent win she was pushed up to a mark of 70 an all her wins in the past three years have come off marks between 57 and 65. In fact she’s been beaten on her last 24 runs off marks above 65 so she’s another who looks an unlikely winner.

Gold Brocade was 2nd on two recent runs at Chelmsford but was well below par when trying to make all at Kempton last time out. She’s run twice here at Wolverhampton off this sort of mark and although not beaten far in either race (2.5 lengths and 3.25 lengths), she was 5th of 9 and 7th of 9 respectively and probably isn’t seen to best effect here.

If all the above are going to struggle to win that probably leaves one of the likely four favourites in this as the most likely winner. Steelriver is a bit of a legend here having won at Wolverhampton seven times and finished runner up on a further five occasions from twenty six runs here. In fact he’s been in the places on half his runs here. His last six runs here have dented that stat somewhat though as they’ve all here and he hasn’t placed in any of them, although he was beaten 1.5 lengths or less in three of them. He’s back down to his last winning mark and his recent close 4th has been advertised since with the 3rd winning on his next run. He’s certainly a strong contender dropping down in class but he does need a decent pace to aim at.

Inevitable Outcome is interesting based on several angles. She’s 2lbs above his last winning mark in September but has the capable services of Laura Pearson on board claiming 7lbs. At the time of writing she has won on 5 of her last 13 rides that have started at 8/1 or less and she’s well worth her claim. The horse was 2nd here off a 1lb higher mark in September and ran well in 4th last time out over course and distance last time out against a pace bias. The jockey isn’t the only one in form. The trainer has won 8 of his last 34 runs and is producing an A/E of 1.88. Another runner with a clear form chance but another that will want a good early gallop.

Araifjan has placed in all five starts here so a not so strong effort at Lingfield last time out isn’t a concern. On his last run here he was just behind a subsequent winner and was 2.25 lengths in front of Steelriver in receipt of 5lbs. Today the 3yo is getting 2lbs from that rival so is weighted to confirm form. Both his wins have come from the front and the difference between him placing in this and winning this could be an uncontested lead.

Thowq is a slight unknown, making his handicap debut in this after just five previous runs, all over an extra furlong for previous trainer William Haggas. The trainer change report shows that Marco Botti isn’t one of the best performers over the past five years with horses making their debuts after moving yards.

He has just a 13.33% strike rate and a WIN PL of -9. He run creditably here in the past and based on that form behind Sunset Kiss his mark of 70 is a fair one but he’ll almost certainly have to improve after the stable change or for the drop in trip to win this and he’s less convincing than the tried and trusted Steelriver, Inevitable Outcome and Araifjan.

Let’s have a quick look at the pace map for this.

A lowish draw and being closer to the pace is likely to be an advantage here. There should be a decent pace on with Araifjan and Gold Brocade likely to go forward.


Araifjan, Inevitable Outcome and Steelriver are the most interesting trio by far in this and the winner is likely to come from one of the three. It would be no surprise if all three are in the first three or four home.

Gold Brocade is arguably the horse that holds the key though. She’s led early on two of her recent runs, including the only one for this jockey, but is often happy taking a lead. If she allows Araifjan to get an easy lead then Araifjan is by far the most likely winner of this. If she takes Araifjan on early in the race the pair could end up setting this up for Inevitable Outcome and Steelriver.

Inevitable Outcome is arguably the best single play in this race assuming he’s a bigger price than Araifjan and big enough to back each way. If Araifjan was backable each way (probably won’t be) he’d be the more interesting bet.

Racing Insights, 18th December 2020

Chris got Thursday's race pretty much spot on with his runners of interest finishing 1st and 3rd at Hereford. He'll be taking a short break from Racing Insights but hopefully the standard of analysis won't drop in his absence.

Friday’s feature of the day is the Horses For Courses report which is available in its entirety to all free registered users. The free races for free registered users are as follows:

12.37 Uttoxeter
1.35 Navan
4.10 Wolverhampton
4.30 Dundalk
5.00 Dundalk
7.00 Dundalk

All weather sprints often present a bias or two we can take advantage of so that 4.10 at Wolverhampton is of particular interest here and worth further investigation. The race is a class 6, 5f race worth £5,593 and looks an open contest.

Time To Reason has been out of form in two recent runs after a 252 day break. Both of those runs came at Southwell, a course where he had no previous form, so it’s entirely possible that the surface hasn’t suited and these two runs have got him both cherry ripe and 4lbs lower in the handicap.

His sole UK victory came off a 10lb higher mark back in February 2019 over this distance at Chelmsford and he has a solid record here at Wolverhampton with form figures of 63263022. When narrowing it down to runs here at this distance his form reads 32322 and all those runs came off marks either in the high 50s or mid 60s so that form entitles him to plenty of respect here off 54 and he may well have been laid out for this.

Jockey Richard Kingscote knows the horse well, he rides the horse more often than not and was on board for all five of those course and distance efforts. He has a place strike rate of 34.48% overall and that rises to 39.56% at Wolverhampton so this is clearly a venue he performs well at.

His partnership with trainer Charlie Wallis is much more potent on the all weather than turf. The pair have a 21.43% place strike rate when teaming up on turf and a 41.54% place strike rate on artificial surfaces.

Thegreyvtrain outran her odds of 20/1 last time out in first time cheekpieces when 3rd over this course and distance and she now tries first time blinkers in an attempt to eek out more improvement.

The Profiler is capable of shedding some light on how much difference the blinkers could make compared to the cheekpieces.

Looking at the sire data in Profiler for handicaps, offspring of Coach House have a 7.89% win strike rate and a 26.32% place strike rate in cheekpieces compared to a 7.5% win strike rate and 22.5% place strike rate in blinkers so chances are her performance here will be similar and possibly marginally worse than last time.

This runner has a poor strike rate when it comes to getting her head in front, she’s just 2 from 37. Her place strike rate is much better though (17 from 37) and she’s finished either 2nd or 3rd in 5 of her last 8 starts. It’s easy to see why connections have been reaching for headgear.

The majority of her course and distance runs have come off slightly higher marks than today and her form figures here at 5f read 779253283 so she looks a place contender at best.

Arcavallo is another with a fairly modest win and place strike rate, Michael Dods’ gelding has 3 wins, 5 2nds and 2 3rds from 33 career starts. He’s yet to win from 11 runs on the all weather but has finished 2nd once and 3rd twice.

He’s found a fairly consistent level on her last seven starts with form figures of 4293374 but his mark has been creeping up for not winning. He’s yet to race around here but has put some decent enough efforts in on Newcastle’s tapeta surface. He doesn’t look obviously well handicapped but perhaps racing around a bend will suit this habitual front runner better than the straight track at Newcastle.

Mansfield ran poorly at Catterick on soft ground in October but has never run well in testing conditions and has been withdrawn several times on account of that ground so that effort is easily forgiven. Prior to that he had run well in defeat at Musselburgh and had won here over course and distance off a 4lb lower mark than he carries here.

He won comfortably enough on that occasion in a race where several of those behind have run consistently well since. He seems to struggle at most all weather courses except for Wolverhampton and Lingfield. He’s run six times over course and distance, winning one of those and placing a further twice. It’s worth noting that when he won here he was ridden more prominently than usual (can often be held up) and he’d also shown more early enthusiasm on his previous run too. It could be that not getting too far behind is ideal for the horse. His trainer does have just a 2.13% win record here though and a WIN PL of -86.

Red Allure, a maiden elsewhere, has two wins over course and distance but was slightly disappointing last time out here when a well enough beaten 6th. The response of his connections to that run has been to reach for a first time visor. It’s worth noting that he is 0-15 without headgear and 2-11 with headgear. When he wore blinkers for the first time he was a winner here so the switch in headgear could be what he needs.

His two wins have come off marks of 45 and 47 and he’s rated 50 here so certainly not out of it on that score but he isn’t the most consistent runner.

Superseded has a similar profile to Time To Reason in that he recently returned from a long break (257 days) and has put in two poor performances since. What’s different here is those runs haven’t come when trying a new surface, they have come here and also at Newcastle.

He's done the majority of his racing on the all weather (22 of his 30 starts have come on artificial surfaces) and both his career wins came here over course and distance off much higher marks, but that was almost 18 months ago now.

He's run poorly in all five course and distance runs that have followed those victories so it’s certainly not a case that this venue could spark a revival and it’s difficult to build a case for him in this.

The main positive is the current form of the John Butler yard.

He’s had 6 winners from his last 17 runners at the time of writing with a further 3 places in that sample.

Raspberry is potentially very interesting. She hadn’t shown much in her previous six runs (beaten 10+ lengths in five of those runs) before showing signs of life off a much reduced mark here last time out. She’s now dropped from a mark of 75 (has finished 2nd off 67) down to 48.

That run last time came off the back of an 87 day break so whatever had been bothering her may well have been sorted and that looked a decent enough race for the grade (the winner has placed since and the runner up won on Thursday).

She's finished 2nd off 67 over 5f at Newcastle, 7th (beaten 4.5 lengths) off 67 again here and 4th last time off 49. Given that last race looked stronger than this she’s of interest here off the current mark based on all three of those runs.

Jessie Allan has done most of her racing over 6f and 7f but drops back to 5f here. She’s never got closer than 3rd over the minimum distance and has been unplaced in 10 out of 11 attempts at 5f. She’s very easy to oppose on that basis.

Rank outsiders Trulove and Diamonds Dream are also easy to oppose. The former is on her last winning mark but she hasn’t placed in over a year and beat just two home off the same mark here last time out. Diamonds Dream has been beaten over 9 lengths in all 4 starts to date and was beaten 16 lengths on handicap debut last time out.

Over this course and distance there is an edge towards front runners and those who race closer to the pace, as demonstrated by the historical pace data shown in the pace tab.

The further back in the field a runner is placed, the less likely it is to perform well.

A possible contested pace here according to the Geegeez Pace Map which could compromise the chances of likely pace angles Thegreyvtrain and Arcavallo. The former looked place only material on the form check and Arcavallo didn’t have amazing claims for win or place so neither would stand out as likely bets now based on the pace map, despite the advantage pace horses often have here.

Red Allure should be well placed from his low draw and has good claims on his previous course and distance form but he's no guarantee to give his running.

Mid division is probably as far back as you want to be here, even with contested pace, and Raspberry and Time To Reason plus outsiders Trulove and Diamonds Dream are likely to be placed there, but the latter two are drawn wide and therefore may have to race wide or race even further back than ideal.

In this field size there is an edge for those that are drawn middle to low. The PRB (Percentage of rivals beaten) highlight an advantage to those in the lower stalls and an equal disadvantage to those that come from the higher numbers. That would be a slight concern for Arcavallo who is drawn in stall 6 which is on the middle to high end of the scale in this field.


The main trio I would be interested in here are Time To Reason, Red Allure and Raspberry. Time To Reason would be an interesting place only bet given his course and distance record but he does look vulnerable for win purposes and will probably find one or two too good. Red Allure is interesting but risky. He’s not the most consistent and is trying new headgear which is a bit of extra risk but chances are he will run well too over a course and distance he generally enjoys.

Raspberry stands out at the early prices though. She’s been rated much higher in the past, seems to go pretty well on tapeta over the minimum distance and gave a strong hint last time that she was on her way back in what was probably a better race. The fact that her best effort by far during that run of six poor races came here is an added bonus.