James Eustace hopes he has found an ideal opportunity for MISTER AZIZ tomorrow at Lingfield. He is running in a 45-60 rated 7 furlong handicap on the turf. He has been working like a winner at home so if he can translate his home form to the racecourse he should have a good chance. The ground there at the moment is ideal for him as he likes good or faster ground.
Today is a busy day with 3 runners spread between Leicester and Windsor. AT THE MONEY, a Robellino 2 year old, makes his racecourse debut at Leicester in the first race. He is a nice horse who will appreciate a longer trip in time so may find one or 2 too good for him today but will hopefully run a promising race. Some of the big yards have some expensively bought horses in the race so it could be a good maiden. James Eustace was keen to run him at Leicester as it as an ideal track for horses running for the first time. HIGH CARD runs in the 10 furlong handicap on the same card. This looks a very competitive race with some of the best handicap form around being represented. HIGH CARD ran very well in his final start last season to finish second in a Newbury maiden but the ground was heavy that day. The ground today should still be on the soft side of good. He is the only horse in the race without a run under his belt this season so will have a fitness disadvantage. He will probably need the race but hopefully he will run an encouraging race.
CHIGORIN runs in the last race at Windsor tonight, Holly Hall is back in the saddle. He is trying a longer trip of 12 furlongs for the first time but he gives the impression he will stay. The drying ground will not be ideal as he prefers a bit of cut in the ground. There are 20 runners and it is Holly's second ride so it will be a big test for her. He did run well well for her last time she rode him but this looks a bigger challenge. CHIGORIN is entered again at Pontefract on Friday but the ground is against him there at the moment, he would only run there if there was a significant amount of rain.
On Wednesday DEMI TASSE, a 3 year old by Largesse, makes his debut at Lingfield in a 9 furlong maiden race. He is likely need to the race. Another Largesse, 3 year old, GENEROUS MEASURE, also runs at Lingfield but later in the week. He is running on Saturday evening in a 10 furlong handicap on the all weather. The ground was a bit too firm for him at Beverley last time out so the polytrack surface could suit him.