Conditions Just Right For Dalgleish Raider
It might be by coincidence or design that, coming up to the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War One, CANADIAN GEORGE tries to win at Leicester this afternoon; two minutes before the cease fire was to start in November, 1918, a Canadian, George Price, became the last British Empire soldier to be killed in the conflict.
Trained in Scotland by Keith Dalgleish, the gelding is dropped to a seller for the first time today after some decent efforts in handicap company and has a real chance of breaking his duck after 11 career races without a win. He is Dalgleish’s only representative at the course today and has been placed and only beaten a total of six lengths in his three races since a summer break.
Fancied on his latest outing at Ayr when backed into favouritism, he was only narrowly denied by Less Of That. It wasn't a great race but the fifth, another Dalgleish inmate, Jack Blane, had won his previous contest at Hamilton and Canadian George seemed to be genuine and to try his best there.
The three-year-old is rated top on BTOPlus+ regular and speed ratings and is the recipient of three positives, including one for jockey David Egan's strike-rate at Leicester.
Article Posted on Tuesday 9th October 2018 @ 09.43
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