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Just the one selection today, with Dancing Master being the only horse to catch my eye. Mummy Bear in the 4:45 at Ffos Las was a horse who I wanted to back again, after tipping her up, and the trainer said the ground was too soft, so it'll be interesting to see how she goes on a fast surface.
Ffos Las 4:15
I'm hoping that a return to a quicker surface will see DANCING MASTER in a better light, as he has been disappointing the last two times, and I'm blaming that on the soft and heavy ground he's encountered.
Ffos Las should have Good To Firm ground for racing, unless there is a rapid change in the weather forecast. The fast ground should hopefully help the selections chances of a big run. He ran a big race on handicap debut at the start of the season, where he outran his 16/1 odds to finish runner up to a horse who was probably well handicapped off a mark of 57, as the run produced a rating of 70 from the RacingPost. Once Dancing Master was passed in the final furlong, the jockey eased on him, and pushed him out under hands and heels and looked after him, as he knew the race was over, so the fact that the third horse finished 0.75 lengths behind him was probably exaggerated, as it could've been at least another length if Rossa Ryan tried. With that being said, Lisdarragh who finished third has since won, and placed the time after. Her Way who was back in 5th has been placed and won twice since, so the form of this race looks like quite strong for a Class 6 race.
Dancing Master is 2lbs lighter now than he was when he finished 2nd at Salisbury, and now has George Rooke's 3lb claim to assist him further, so in theory he is 5lb lighter. He'll run off 8st 8lbs, which is the bottom weight in this contest, and I think he could be overlooked in the market, as his last two runs have been poor. Hopefully, it was the ground to blame and nothing else, as he was trounced in the two races after his second placed finish.
12:20 Catterick - Race: 1
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