Batchworth Set To Blaise A Trail

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  • Batchworth Set To Blaise A Trail

BATCHWORTH SET TO BLAISE A TRAIL:

 

The Eric Wheeler trained Batchworth Blaise has been in pretty good form of late on the all weather surfaces, and he looks set to notch his sixth career success by taking Kempton’s Apprentice handicap at 5.50pm. The seven-year-old lost nothing in defeat last time out when finishing third to Leelu at Lingfield. He only went down by three parts of a length that day and is able to race off a two-pound lower mark here. The only slight concern would be the fact that he does appear to run his best races at Lingfield, which tends to suit his hold-up style of running. However he has ran sufficiently well here in the past to suggest this track will not prevent him from scoring here.


Grey Boy has scored twice at this venue in the past, and has looked in good form recently, finishing runner-up to Bidable in a handicap at Warwick last time out. Although he is higher in the weights for that run, he has won off a much higher mark in the past, so is not out of this by any means.


Sotik Star is a reliable sort on the all weather and is gradually sliding back down the ratings in the weights. He is now only a pound higher than his last success which came at Wolverhampton back in 2009, and ran well enough on his last outing,when finishing fourth to Night Lily, to be worthy of consideration here.  


Beat Up is a lightly raced four-year-old who has made little impact in two handicap runs this season. Although slipping down the weights, it is hard to find any reason why he should go well here.


Josr’s Magic could be a danger to all if recapturing his form of 2008, when he was successful on three occasions. He starts his current campaign here off a very lowly mark of 48, six-pounds lower than his last win, and if fully wound up following an absence of more than six months, could go very well.


Wrighty Almighty managed to win a poor selling race on his first start of 2010, but has found life difficult back in handicap company. Failed to land a blow last time out at Bath when finishing a well beaten fifth to Jewelled. Has won over course and distance though, and now getting some respite from the handicapper, so not easily dismissed


Goodbye Cash would not be out of this if returning to the form of her course and distance win back in January, where she beat Support Fund by a neck. Turned in a poor effort last time though, when beaten a long way behind Samarinda at Lingfield


Whispering Spirit is an interesting contender having bounced back to form at Wolverhampton last time out. He stayed on well in the closing stages there, to finish third to Feet Of Fury and her trainer Ann Duffield is in pretty good form at present having had three winners from her last twelve runners.


Gallego has hinted at a return to form recently, and ran his best race for sometime when staying on strongly to finish sixth to Megalala at Goodwood. However, he is far from certain to reproduce that effort on an all weather surface, and is overlooked for that reason.


Sienna Lake looks a poor performer and was tailed off behind Finnegan McCool when last seen back in 2009. Easily opposed here.


Count Ceprano has a lot to find judged on recent efforts. Well beaten behind Kilburn in a handicap at Goodwood on his most recent outing and would need to step up considerably on that run to be involved here.


Altimatum is still a maiden after 14 starts and is unlikely to change anything here unless he improves dramatically on his last run, when beaten a long way behind Bavarica at Newbury.


Esteem Lord is still a maiden has looked very poor in his last two outings. Has very little chance here.


My Jeanie is a course and distance winner who ran pretty well last time when finishing fourth, just behind Grey Boy, at Warwick last time. She would have a chance on that form, however she does not look the most reliable of sorts and is far from guaranteed to repeat that effort.

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