Harker Veteran Looking Good For First Win At The Distance
North Yorkshire trainer Geoff Harker sends EXTRASOLAR down the road to Catterick this afternoon for the Racing UK HD On Sky 426 Handicap and the gelding has a fine chance of collecting gold. He ran, and won, at Carlisle just four days ago over six furlongs and as that race was an apprentice event goes off the same mark of 58 today. Carlisle, with its stiff finish, is a much tougher track than Catterick, so Extrasolar's chance of getting the seven furlongs - all his wins have been over shorter - look good. This is confirmed by him running on when he tried this extra trip some years ago and the tick he gets in the "Sire Distance" box on BTOPlus+. The latter has him second on regular and third on speed ratings and gives him seven nice positives. These include the liking of the progeny of his sire Exceed And Excel for Catterick's seven furlongs which is 87% better than expected, the gelding's five from 25 on the ground and jockey Andrew Breslin's three from 14 on last time out winners. Extrasolar can be backed at 7/2 with Skybet.
Article Posted on Wednesday 11th July 2018 @ 08.52
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