This fella has proved a useful little horse since joining this yard, with form figures of 12132 from his five runs for them so far. The form of some of those efforts looks fairly useful in the context of this type of race.
ZAFAR beat a useful Skelton horse on debut for this yard – run over this trip, too – beating Percys Word a Neck. That rates as a solid performance when you consider he was three lengths down jumping the final flight. He found plenty for pressure to reel him in close to home. Percys Word is among the market principals for a solid class 3 handicap race at Cheltenham on Friday, so that tells you the opponent he beat on this occasion.
He bumped into a smart novice from the Nicky Henderson yard next time. Only beaten 3/4L behind First Street, back in 2nd place. That horse was pitched into a Grade 2 most recently. He bumped into a well-handicapped rival carrying no weight two runs back at Bangor. Off a 1lb higher mark than this he was only beaten by 4L by the winner Hillview, back in 3rd place.
Most recently he was up against a potentially useful type from the Ben Pauling stable. Only beaten 1/2L by the winner Gentleman Valley, back in 2nd place. He was giving 5lbs in weight to that opponent.
Today he goes back into handicap company, 1lb lower than his close 3rd behind Hillview. He’s back over the correct trip, up against a bunch of exposed handicappers and Abbie McCain is onboard again. She's been onboard for all of his outings for this yard so evidently gets on well with him.
Her 5lb claim is likely to prove massive again. She has ridden three winners and three places from just 12 rides at this venue. If you concentrate on handicap hurdle races alone, she has a 33% win rate at this course (3-9) and this is her only ride of the day. With the stable firmly among the winners, this fella is taken to run well in this weak looking class 5 handicap race.
Just Call Me Al appears to be the main threat to the selection. He's ran his last three races at this venue, producing form figures 143 from those three outings. His last two runs would suggest he's in the handicappers grip for now.
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