Racing preview for Wednesday September 16

Horse racing
Horse racing

Speedy Boarding found Classic company a bit too hot on her latest outing but can get back on the winning track in the EBF Stallions John Musker Fillies’ Stakes at Yarmouth.

James Fanshawe was suitably encouraged to take a steep hike in class with this Shamardal filly following her win in a Listed event at Newbury back in June.

Pitched into the Irish Oaks, Speedy Boarding was still in contention with a couple of furlongs to run but the mile-and-a-half trip appeared to be at the very edge of her stamina reserves as she dropped away while principal players were staying on.

She was not disgraced in being beaten six lengths by winner Covert Love but the switch back to 10 furlongs and a drop back to Listed class represents a logical step.

Speedy Boarding has a couple of pounds to find on Talmada but having just her fifth career start, she is open to plenty of further improvement.

Flying Hammer can bring up his hat-trick in the Sea-Deer Handicap.

He overcame a troubled passage to steal victory at Kempton by a short head last month, only poking his nose in front on the line.

A 6lb rise looks pretty steep given the margin of victory but Flying Hammer did well to win from an impossible position and is value for more than verdict.

Elm Park is another Classic also-ran who is seeking redemption in the Racehorse Sanctuary Remembers Moorcroft Boy Fortune Stakes at Sandown.

Andrew Balding’s charge looked sure to be a leading player in the Derby following his Royal Lodge and Racing Post Trophy victories last term and connections duly decided to bypass unsuitably quick ground in the 2000 Guineas to preserve their colt for an Epsom bid.

Reappearing in the Dante at York in May, he found superstar colt Golden Horn and his stablemate Jack Hobbs far too good after possibly racing a little too close to a testing early pace.

Full faith was retained in his Epsom claims though and he was far from unfancied come the big day back in June, but he gave himself no chance at all by racing keenly from the off and trying to make all.

It was no surprise to see him pay for his early exertions as he dropped back through the field and the good to firm ground subsequently left its mark on Elm Park.

Given plenty of time to get over that outing, he drops back to a mile and should find his chances boosted by a wet forecast and the fact he has no penalty for his Group One success of last year.

Sanaadh is one to watch as he makes his racecourse bow in the Win A Football Fortune With Scoop6Soccer Maiden Stakes at Beverley.

A son of Exceed And Excel out of the Group One winner Queen’s Logic, Sanaadh is a half-brother to the classy sprinter Lady Of The Desert and counts the likes of Dylan Thomas among his not-too-distant family.

At Kelso, Dubai Angel can make an immediate impact in the Cheers Bar Maiden Open National Hunt Flat Race.

*Selections -

Beverley: 2.05 Never Say, 2.35 Power Snow, 3.10 Popsies Joy, 3.40 Status Quo, 4.15 Zamani, 4.50 Sleepy Blue Ocean, 5.20 Sanaadh, 5.50 Hold Firm.

Kelso: 4.40 Theatrical Style, 5.10 Kai Broon, 5.40 District Attorney, 6.10 Toledo Gold, 6.40 Lisbon, 7.10 Dubai Angel.

Sandown: 1.45 Costa Filey, 2.15 Captain Peacock, 2.50 Cymric, 3.20 Elm Park, 3.55 Saguna, 4.30 Bermondsey, 5.00 Intrigue.

Yarmouth: 1.55 Ilzam, 2.25 Handbell, 3.00 SPEEDY BOARDING (NAP), 3.30 Passover, 4.05 Flying Hammer, 4.35 Seve, 5.05 Stake Acclaim.

Double: Speedy Boarding and Elm Park.