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Saturday 24 July 2010

Will the Lad do good ?

Novellen Lad looks to have a decent chance today in the Skybet Dash at York over 6f on Good to Firm. He finished just behind Hawkeyethenoo in Ireland but they were both drawn on the wrong side of the track there. Today Novellen Lad is drawn bang in the middle of this big field and I think that is the place to be and Alston had a couple of runners run well at york last night so he knows how the course is riding. He is held in some regard at the yard as he has been entered in the Haydock Sprint Cup, so it is fair to say he could be well handicapped off 93.
Of course this is a big sprint and all the usual suspects are out including the aforementioned Hawkeyethenoo who reportedly hurt his back last time at Hamilton and the time before that wasnt well drawn. Prior to that he had been showing very good form and we probably havent seen the best of him yet, however he is drawn in stall 18 so may have it to do from there even with the power of Fallon up.
Lowdown won that Hamilton race in very good style and if you get chance to watch it you will see what I mean. Obviously he was whacked by the handicapper as a result but Mark Johnston charge will surely have left some more improvement to come and Dettori is given the job of steering him home and he must be bang there at the end.
Singeur ran a great race in the Reg Griffin here and that has produced several winners since and indeed Lowdown was well down the field there but he may have improved since. However Singeur finished with a fine turn of foot and it wouldnt be a suprise to see him doing the same today, although his draw in the coffin box (1) will be difficult to overcome.
Kaldoun Kingdom has been in fine form this year and he has a handy draw in stall 9 and with the impressive Lee Topliss taking off a handy 5lb he wont be far away either.
You could put all of the above in a tricast perm, but if I was going for one it would have to be Novellen Lad as he has a lot in his favour today.