Yesterday’s selection was withdrawn because the ground at Bath was considered too testing after heavy rain. Let’s hope for better luck today.
Saturday October 13
Newmarket 2.20 WIN
This Group One Middle Park Stakes, one of the end-of-season highlights for juvenile colts, has been billed as a match between the unbeaten favourite, Reckless Abandon, and Marco Botti’s exciting, progressive challenger, Moohajim, who was undeniably impressive when winning at Newbury last month.
But their duel has created an inflated price for Aidan O’Brien’s number one contender, who represents the best of the year’s two-year-old form when he was third to the top-class Dawn Approach in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.
That form has been franked several times over and although this son of 2008 Guineas winner Henrythenavigator has not won since, he was very unlucky last time when clipping heels and coming down as he was about to make his move. The colt has been given a break since and arrives at Headquarters primed to prove what he’s made of. The fact that Ryan Moore has been booked for the ride can only be another plus.
FRIDAY: JAWHAR NON-RUNNER
THURSDAY: GREEN PARK UNPLACED
WEDNESDAY: TAMARKUZ WON (11/8)
TUESDAY: IF SO 3RD (8/1)
TIP OF THE DAY SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD).