Saturday 29 April 2023

Weekend selections from the In It To Win It Team

A new week for the Inittowinit team after not much luck in our last post when the best we got was a place, hopefully a better week this week. 


16.20 Haydock Saturday 29th April.

ANIMATE - 9/1 6th

A few 2yo races this weekend but still not enough pointers to make me fancy anything, I'm gonna go out my comfort zone here and go with a handicap race. 

The Simon and Ed Crisford 3yo looks to have a decent enough mark after meeting trouble in running on his final appearance last year when finishing fourth at Ayr. Been gelded since and that hopefully settles him down this season, pretty well-thought of last season and with three pounds taken off because of the assistance of jockey Harry Burns riding I'm hoping for a decent run here in a competitive little handicap 

Equine Futures

SCOTTISH SUMMIT 515 RIPON who’s return LTO at Newc showed him in good heart still (now a 10 yo) and so was added to the tracker. From memory I thought suited by a straight 7f or 1m but has run well on turning track including here (a few times over 1m2f) and last year's sign off behind Shelir in a C2 over the mile is a run that stands him in good stead here. Joe Fanning piloting is a positive. Dangers lurk in the shape of Blenheim Boy if (recently gelded and won a similar race here first time up last year), Shigar (lightly raced with scope), Oh Herbert’s Reign (potential to bounce back but something lacking so far) etc.




19.45 Doncaster NOBODY TOLD ME - 11/4 1ST

I backed this guy on his reappearance, a horse I tracked from last season. He strikes me as a type to pay his way this year in handicaps up to middle distances. He gets his opportunity here over 1m4f for the first time. I found plenty in him on that occasion to take with me and happy to bite the bullet, now he gets a trip for the first time with that effort behind him. 

Soft ground should be of no issue to him and the  trip will be right up his street, by Intello out of a Dubawi mare, Dubka, who won over this 1m4f trip on soft ground over the course and distance. 

He reappeared LTO at the course over 1m2f on similar ground. It was a fair race, again he still did show me plenty to work on, shaping as if he would improve for the run. Given plenty of time from the rear, he came home well enough considering his position. 

I said it last time, I thought he would come into his own off this sort of mark and now up to 1m4f with his reappearance behind him, I fully expect him to progress. He was tried in a C3 on that reappearance and drops into a C5 here off a mark of 70, now 1lb lower. It all fits nicely and I expect him to be better than this mark.

Good luck and thanks for reading.

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