Conditions Look Right For Johnston Four-Year-Old
It has been nearly a year and 13 outings since the Mark Johnston-trained, Franny Norton-ridden RUFUS KING won his last race, but he has a lot going for him this evening and can get his head in front.
He ran a cracker just last Friday at Haydock over mile when going down by just a length to Certain Lad off today's mark of 90 and the extra two furlongs this evening might now be beneficial. He has tackled the trip just once in his career, at Chelmsford two outings ago and after breaking slowly, ran on to go down by a length to Star of Southwold, who has been second since in the Carlisle Bell.
At just four years of age Rufus King should have more progress to come and he is 8lb below his last winning handicap mark. James Tate's SAMEEM looks the obvious danger, being top on ratings and running well, before beating only two home in the Britannia, whilst MANDARIN is being backed to solve the puzzle. Coral's 6/1 about Rufus King looks worth an each-way punt in an eight-horse race.
Article Posted on Monday 8th July 2019 @ 09.21
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