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Horse Racing: Thursday 24th May – Aidenldrebin Selections

3.10 GoodwoodBOBBY BISCUIT (nb)

The selection, trained by Simon Dow, is a son of Scat Daddy who built on a promising debut effort to land a 1m novice event at Kempton back in January (2/1 market leader), close up on the outer and joining issue two furlongs out, going on at the furlong marker and kept up to his work to see off Lawn Ranger by a neck. Disappointing in a conditions event over that course and distance in March, he offered a lot more on handicap debut at Chelmsford (1m) three weeks later, tracking the leaders and shaken up two furlongs out, battling on for pressure inside the final furlong without being able to match the first two as he came home in third behind Luna Eclipse (beaten 3 lengths). The winner completed a hat-trick from a mark of 82 next time, whilst the runner-up has scored twice since from marks of 78 and 85 and finished second in the London Gold Cup, and the fourth won a novice event under a penalty on his only subsequent outing. This colt remains untouched from a mark of 79, still far from exposed and unlikely to find the switch to turf/the extra furlong an inconvenience; for all he faces some promising types representing top connections, it wouldn’t at all surprise to see this son of Scat Daddy regain the winning thread on turf debut.

3.45 GoodwoodMRS SIPPY (nap)

The selection, trained by David Simcock, is a nicely-bred daughter of Blame who shaped with significant promise on debut in a 1m fillies’ maiden at Kempton last October (12/1 chance), held up in rear and making progress from the two furlong marker, ridden and staying on well throughout the final furlong to take fourth behind Preening (beaten 2¼ lengths). She duly confirmed that good first impression in a similar event at Doncaster a fortnight later (2/1 favourite), confidently ridden and making smooth progress over two furlongs out, ridden to lead at the furlong pole and staying on well to score by 1¼ lengths from Ficanas. The manner in which she travelled into things last time marked her down as a good prospect, merely driven out to score and clocking a respectable time in the process. Her pedigree and physique point to her doing better still in her second season over middle distances, and entries in both the Oaks and Ribblesdale Stakes indicate everything has gone to plan in her preparatory work; in a what looks a weak race of its type, it wouldn’t at all surprise to see this daughter of Blame make a winning return to action.

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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