Racing tips: Speedy 2yo Armor Propre will be suited by the drop back to 5f

A very poor day for my runners on Tuesday with all three running very badly. A Taste Of Honey was horrendous and it was a terrible viewing and I knew from the first 10-15 yards that she wasn’t winning. Hollie was pushing on her from the get-go and from the position she was in, it was over before it began.

Carlisle 1:20

Runner Jacket Coach: Richard Hannon

Jockey: pat dobbs

Form: 4

It’s unusual to see a Richard Hannon runner on the Cumbria track of Carlisle, but I wouldn’t read too much into that to be the only reason to back ARMOR PROPRE as he sends a few others up to that track today.

From the horses who have shown their hand from their racecourse experiences, I’d say the market has probably got the correct favorite with Washington Heights. Kevin Ryan does well at this track and his horse de él ran well enough to warrant a relatively short price for his second run, but I think a drop back to 5f could be fruitful for Armor Propre and he looks an excellent alternative to the favourite.

The form of his run at Salisbury isn’t strong by any means and I’m not backing him on that basis. The way he traveled through the race looked like a horse with real speed and has the potential over the minimum trip. He was traveling the best that day and looked to have had his head screwed on for his first run. I think the stiff nature of Salisbury and the 6f caught his stamina for wanting, but he shaped it with real promise and I think an easier track over a shorter furlong will be right up his street from him.

He has a lot of entries in the big sales races later on in the season, so they must think he’s half-decent, as they are not easy races to win. His pedigree of him from the Dam’s side would give you confidence that he will be better over further but he is by Profitable who was a very quick horse and has produced some quick offspring.

Carlisle 3:55

Runner Jacket Coach: David Simcock

Jockey: Joe Fanning

Form: 255-13

I noted CLITHEROE down as a horse to follow on the back of her recent 3rd placed finish in a Musselburgh Class 1 Listed Fillies’ race where she struggled to find the gaps, but stayed on powerfully when eventually getting a clear passage.

Whether that form line is the one to follow for this race, it’s up for debate, but I think this filly is Class 1 level and if she manages to get the breaks in this race, I feel she can put her best foot forward and go very close. Joe Fanning had a bit of a nightmare on her last time out of her. She was held right off the pace and Joe went for an imaginary gap on the fence which was quickly shut down and then this filly had the impossible mission of finding the ground to trouble the leader who had an easy time of things of the front end. After weaving through the field she managed to grab 3rd, which was a good effort when you see the nightmare of a race she had.

This looks like a strong Class 1 Listed race with Oscula bringing in good pieces of form from her juvenile season as well as a recent runner-up finish. Clitheroe is n’t the price I was hoping for, and I would expect a potential drift, but that wo n’t put me off if it does happen as you know she’ll be coming into this race in peak condition at an attempt to get a winning piece of black type to her name from her.

12:05 Worcester – Race: 1

Distance: 2m 4f

Type: chase

Class: 3

Track: Turf

Nope

Silk’s

runner

Jockey/Trainer

odds

1

hang in there
1279-21

J:Thomas Bellamy
T: Miss EC Lavelle


4

touchthesoul
PP45-24

J:Tabitha Worsley
T: Miss J. S. Davis


3

Storm Rising
PP65P-6

J:James Best
T: R C Harper


two

Nyoufsea
P4P-P35

J:Benjamin Post
T: To Sadik


12:20 Carlisle – Race: 1

Distance: 5f

Type: Flat

Class: 5

Track: Turf

Nope

Silk’s

runner

Jockey/Trainer

odds

1

hang in there
1279-21

J:Thomas Bellamy
T: Miss EC Lavelle


4

touchthesoul
PP45-24

J:Tabitha Worsley
T: Miss J. S. Davis


3

Storm Rising
PP65P-6

J:James Best
T: R C Harper


two

Nyoufsea
P4P-P35

J:Benjamin Post
T: To Sadik


12:35 Worcester-Race: 2

Distance: 2m 110y

Type: chase

Class: 4

Track: Turf

Nope

Silk’s

runner

Jockey/Trainer

odds

7

Elios D’Or
136P-51

J:Stan Sheppard
T: R Walford


3

Texard
0121-23

J:Philip Armson
T: D Pipe


4

Courtandbould
2388-54

J:PJ Brennan
T: F O’Brien


6

pen creek
0/143P-2

J:Luke Morgan
T: B Pauling


two

Ecu De La Noverie
4/483-32

J:Mr D Maxwell
T: PJ Hobbs


1

across the line
224-316

J:Thomas Doggrell
T: syd hosie


5

tikkinthebox
22U35-5

J:rex dingle
T: J Scott


8

Admirals Sunset
11547-U

J:Page Fuller
T: D Weston


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