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Tom Dascombe’s sprinter appears to be better on the all-weather but he signed off the last Flat season with a win on turf at Warwick.
The worry, of course, is that he could need this outing having not run for 78 days but he faces a handful of rivals that may need further, too.
For instance Frontier Fighter has won over a mile, Iptisam has never run over less than seven furlongs and Al’s Memory’s last win was over seven furlongs.
This race is not quite over six so Dascombe’s runner may just have too much pace.
It is interesting that Irish trainer Andy Oliver is sending over Have A Great Day for the 32Red Maiden Stakes.
In four runs at home, firstly at Navan then three on the all-weather at Dundalk, he has yet to finish out of the first four. Races at Dundalk are mainly more competitive than winter maidens in England and it would be no surprise to see him go close.
Given Roger Varian’s Tears Of The Sun had a run two weeks ago she should take all the beating in the 32Red Fillies’ Maiden Stakes at Southwell. Although not one of the stable stars, her last run when second at Lingfield showed she is up to taking a race of this nature.
The fact that Varian let her take her chance in a big sales race at Newmarket won by Wedding Ring suggests she had shown up pretty well at home. Mark Johnston has reached for the blinkers on Waverunner in the Coral App Download From The App Store Handicap.
He was a winner at Bath on firm ground in the spring, and while this surface is very different it would be foolish to pigeon hole horses from this yard and she has been found a very weak race.
Johnston is operating at a near-40 per cent strike-rate for December and anything he runs at present should be monitored.