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Horse Racing: Tuesday 6th June – Aidenldrebin Selection


4.30 ChepstowHAWRIDGE FLYER (nap)

The selection, trained by Stuart Kittow, is a son of Sir Percy who shaped promisingly on his sole outing at two in a 1m maiden at Newbury last October (66/1 chance), recovering from a tardy start to race prominently, ridden two furlongs out and keeping on well throughout the final furlong to finish third of 14 behind Sound Bar (beaten 3 lengths). He made his return to action in a big-field 10f maiden at the same track 18 days ago (9/1 chance), racing in midfield and a little awkward around the first bend, shaken up over two furlongs out and taking a while to find top stride, finishing off strongly inside the final furlong to take a remote second behind Dubai Thunder (beaten 10 lengths). This colt has shaped on both starts as though he’s all about stamina, taking a while to warm up on each occasion but hitting the line hard both times, switched across gradually as the race began to develop last time and likely to have finished a little closer otherwise. His pedigree also points to significant improvement the further he goes, and, for all this looks a decent maiden for the track, it would be disappointing if this son of Sir Percy couldn’t go very close here.

About Author

Have been interested in horse racing since 2000, particularly the breeding side of things. Naturally, I enjoy picking apart maiden races given my love of pedigrees, but I am also at home with handicaps and Group races. Spotting potential early is very rewarding, as is picking up on a handicap project from an early stage, with my most satisfying success stories in recent years being Pere Blanc, More Of That, Turtle Watch and Arab Dawn.

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