Andy Holding’s Friday Racing Tips

CLASSIC CHARM (best cost 10-3) has built a nice affinity with today’s C&D along with her seemingly in her element under testing conditions, everything seems set fair for a second significant effort from Dean Ivory’s in-form filly.
A match champion of an aggressive handicap when breaking her duck at the thirteenth effort, the daughter of Rip Van Winkle didn’t have to wait too long to grow her tally as she ran an even more persuasive scorer in her return visit each time out. Jumping into the direct three out off the back of powerful fractions, the three-year-old maintained her foot on the pedal all the way to the line to score by a long-looking seven spans and it came as no surprise to find she’d posted the fastest speed figure onto the seven-race card plus including following Group race protagonist, Miss O Connor. Despite being slapped across the wrists by the assessor, the numbers suggest she’s capable of more and she’s fancied to maintain her unbeaten track record intact.
SAIKUNG (NAP) (best cost 2-1) ran out an impressive winner at Nottingham despite a tardy start and she seems one to keep on unwanted based on that functionality.
Normally slow to her stride, Charlie Hills’ filly was again true to her sentence in the first paces in the Midland place, but notably she settled nicely and was noted travelling well turning at home. Picking up readily as the strong speed dropped within the last two furlongs, the girl of Acclamation swept by her area using a sharp twist of foot at a brief space of time and she ended up dropping moving away with plenty left in the tank. Clearly a filly right to the money at the moment, the catch rain throughout the afternoon will perform her odds no harm, and together with the outstanding Sebastian Woods from the plate (who will hopefully drop out her and give her lots of time to find her stride), she should have all bases covered.
THE PECKHAMPOUNCER (best cost 7-2) is a really likeable type and after his breakthrough victory at Tipperary another day, he is strongly fancied to keep his progression over a track that observed him run a major race on debut.
Not really good enough for the likes of Sunday Sovereign and Arizona here back in the sexy maiden back early May, David Broad’s colt, nevertheless, did contour miles greater than his 50-1 chances indicated and his subsequent performances have shown that run for no fluke. According to his next few starts, the son of Cappella Sansevero sent up at the Limerick Junction place with high hopes of finally getting off the mark and despite hurrying within a sharp five-furlongs and attempting tender ground for the very first timehe came through the examination with flying colors. Very strong at the company end of that well-run affair five days past, this major colt simply reverted the easy underfoot c0onditions and with the forecast suggesting that the Co Kildare track is in for a soaking at the build up to the race, he should be in his part more than most.
CONCIERGE (best price 4-1) includes a bit to locate strictly on the publication with Mercenary Rose in their meeting at Goodwood lately, but nicely drawn and back on the all-weather, there is more than a fair chance that George Scott’s filly could turn the tables for her previous rival.
In a race where the high amounts were favoured, the daughter of Society Rock got hung out to dry being forced to change down and race the un-favoured centre region of the track and while Mercenary Rose was among many to benefit ploughing a furrow up the nearside railing, she arrived home strongly away from where the major action happened. On this evidence, the blinkers she wore first time certainly did not do any harm and having been unlucky on her only prior trip to the track last September (clipped heels and almost fell out two ), the three-year-old filly could hold her own in slightly shallower waters than her last two starts.
BUZZ KILLINGTON (best cost 33-1) remains somewhat of an unknown amount in several respects, but he has at least shown enough skill in three begins to justify a small interest in a big price in a race very much up for grabs. ?? Unsurprisingly outpaced twice over five-furlongs to get a horse using a stout pedigree, Noel Meade’s gelding shaped well from a lousy draw at Naas out time within a furlong extra, but even sohe looked as though he’d be seen to greater effect over further. Up to a mile here tonight, then will result in further improvement and when he handles the ground, he could simply outrun his outrageous morning chances.
BLAIRMAYNE’s (best price 14-1) past two runs are much better than the bare results suggest and he is well worth a pop at a huge price to bounce back to his very best form above a track that has served him well before. A creditable moment of those who raced up the stands’ side fence in the Scurry Premier Handicap here two starts ago (3lb out of disability ), Natalie Lupini’s gelding got no run at all at Leopardstown when going well in supporting the pace on his most recent outing. Working on the grounds he would have gone into winning the night along with the other unfortunate horse in the race Guru Matt (won next time) is gearing up at 6-1, the son of Zebedee looks overpriced at his own morning odds.

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