Trafalgar Rock finished 4th for us at Sedgefield. A mixture of his double penalty “won his two previous races” and the track been too sharp put an end to a winning chance. Nelson as we call him was a stayer on the level and requires a strong gallop, we will run at a stiffer track next time out on handicap debut.
The fixtures this afternoon doesn’t set the pulse racing, it’s fairly average stuff and there isn’t much to get excited about. I have however been waiting for Sea Shack, 4:15 Windsor to run again after his 3rd at Goodwood.
The horse split two subsequent winners whilst a runner in behind has since finished 2nd in a Group 3. Sea Shack drops down in class today from 2 to 5, on paper he should take some beating. Unfortunately, it seems a few other people has also had their eye on the horse as he’s been backed from 3-1 into even money. That’s too short for me in a 16 runner race but Sea Shack should go close.
The only other horse I half liked was Baccarat who runs in the 4:10 at Newmarket.
Baccarat ran a cracker last time out in the St Wilfrid and looked to be coming right into form. I thought the price of 7-2 was fair but the more I looked at the race the more Eastern Impact looked a big danger. In the end I couldn’t find much between the pair. I’ll just said with Baccarat though as the price is a bit more appealing.