Tippin’ Jimmy has picked out five selections from Thursday’s racing.
2:15 Warwick – Blazon (5/1)
Of my horses to follow in the National Hunt season, this is one of them. I was very impressed with Blazon’s bumper debut win, before a strong finishing second at Huntingdon when last seen in March. The horse that beat him, Maria’s Benefit, finished tenth in the Mares Bumper at Aintree so the form is quite strong. Blazon is a horse connections think highly of, and should improve now campaigned over hurdles.
2:25 Lingfield – Purser (8/15)
A potential classic contender could be Purser for John Gosden, who looked like a really classy sort when winning at Newbury on debut. Ryan Moore gave him an excellent ride to just smoothly get him home without using the whip. His pure class won him that race, and last time out he took a step up when fourth in Group Three company and not getting the clearest of runs. He drops back, and despite a short price, should be very hard to beat.
4:00 Lingfield – Dawaaleeb (13/8)
A horse that deserves to break his maiden is Dawaaleeb for Charlie Hills. He’s run well in all starts in maiden company, and was last seen finishing third at Nottingham. He tried to beat a very good horse in Sharja Bridge, and was beaten well and lost third at the end. The three-year-old has had a bit of time off, and in this weaker race should be able to get off the mark.
5:45 Chelmsford – Dyson’s Girl (10/1)
Dyson’s Girl is a horse that is a winner in waiting following numerous good efforts in handicaps. She was a narrow loser when 4lb higher at Catterick over today’s trip, so the return back to six should help her. She was a tad disappointing last time out, but should be able to be more of a danger after a little drop in the weights. The all-weather could help her too.
6:15 Chelmsford – West Palm Beach (9/4)
A very well-bred juvenile for John Gosden who should make a winning start to his career is West Palm Beach. She made a very good debut effort when third on Kempton’s all-weather, picking up well towards the end of the race and that should prompt further improvement from her. She is a maiden winner in waiting, and today should be the day for her.