Conditions Look Right For Loughnane Five-Year-Old
In an apprentice or amateurs' race it is crucial to ensure we have an experienced or up and coming jockey and Becky Smith fits that criterion in the Genting Casino Nottingham Handicap today. She has had 175 jump rides in the last five years with 23 wins, and 144 flat races with 12% of them getting gold and nearly 50 producing a second, third or fourth. She has the ride on BLUE MEDICI this afternoon and he has been slowly improving, culminating in a second last time out. That, as in his previous two races was over a mile and a quarter and he has been finishing well after being held up, so Becky might have him closer to the pace, though Nottingham's long galloping straight will suit him admirably. She rides the track well, with two wins from five attempts and the horse's six-day reappearance shows intent. The winner of that last race, Junoesque, had won his previous, and the third, Broad Appeal, had been successful in his penultimate, so the form looks good. LUNA MAGIC, a winner just five days ago is the obvious nearest challenger but had been off the course for two months and might "bounce" as well as having to overcome a 5 lbs penalty. At quarter odds in a 12-horse race, BET365's 4/1 might be an each-way bet to nothing.
Article Posted on Saturday 6th July 2019 @ 09.44
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