I’ve already made a note of KARAKA JACK for my horse alert list (HTF). A step up to 7f and a bit of “give” should see him win.Compare the Flipando race with that won by CHIEFDOM PRINCE on same card. CP carried 10lb more than Flipando, yet won race in same time – but was rated 9lb inferior to Flipando by RPR?!? Stoute may have a good one here as his half-bro Rising Shadow won the Cammidge and was rated OR110. CHIEFDOM PRINCE has only been given a rating of OR87, which is 11lb less than Flipando on OR98. He looks thrown-in for a good handicap.What about Andrew Baldings NIGHT CARNATION – looks a very classy sprinter in the making. What do you think of LORD AVON? He ran much better than a class 4 sprinter.
Chiefdom Prince is well handicapped, but will he be going down the handicap route. He is still an entire 4yo and Stoute must be keen on him to have kept him in training and at the stable. He was Ryan Moore's only ride of the day so they were keen to get things right. He looks a smart prospect who always had the field under control from the moment he broke smartly. He could go for a big handicap or something even better.Night Carnation won well and will be well campaigned by Balding, she has a high head carriage that even the noseband couldnt help with, but she looks to have plenty of pace about her.Finally Lord Avon, he broke smart and went a few lengths up and the second Quality Art was held in by Millylustobouggie as they raced towards the finish before barging his way out and nearly get up. Had Quality Art got a better run he would have won and the winner is now up 5lb to 89 for winning a 5 runner race when he had the run of the it.I dont usually bother with the 3yo only sprints until after the Reg Griffin at York which sets up a good pecking order.