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Horse Racing: Friday 25th May – Aidenldrebin Selection

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5.45 HaydockPENTLAND HILLS (nap)

The selection, trained by Chris Wall, is a son of Motivator who is a who hinted at ability in a trio of 1m events here and twice at Newmarket last autumn, patiently ridden and not given a hard time on any of those outings, rounding off his juvenile campaign with a well-held fifth place finish behind Knight To Behold. He made his return to action in a 10f handicap at Yarmouth a month ago (not unsupported 8/1 chance), waited with towards the rear of the field until making smooth progress over three furlongs out, soon short of room and again denied a clear run when attempting to challenge approaching the final furlong, eventually coming home in eighth behind Immortal Romance (beaten 6 lengths). It’s fair to say this gelding shaped a fair bit better than the end result, travelling like one ahead of its mark but unable to show what he was all about, room very much at a premium and considerately handled once his chance had gone. He has actually been eased a pound for that defeat, remaining a good prospect for middle distance handicaps in 2018; one or two from his stable have scored second time out after muted comeback efforts and, entitled to strip fitter for a run, this son of Motivator can come good at the fifth time of asking 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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