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Preview - 16 June 2008


8:10 Warwick PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS HANDICAP (CLASS 4) (4yo+,0-80) Winner £4,857.00 7f26y GD-FM

Horses to consider

Secret Night – The only female in the field has achieved more then all these runners so far in her career and even though she has a regressive profile having not achieved the heights of her listed runs in the past, she has to be considered a threat in this handicap tonight with just nine stone to carry which is half a stone lighter then her main rivals in this race. The ground should be more then ideal for her and she has shown up well on the all weather against the pattern bound King of Dixie and more recently on the turf to Farley Star who was impressive when following up the other day. She has the services of Seb Sanders who does well for the Cox yard and with a lack of pace on in this race she could well sit handy of a steady pace before kicking on to score.

Gallantry – Raced a little more handy last time at the turning track of Chester and that return to form when just piped by the consistent performer Daaweitza. That race wasn’t the strongest of class 3 handicaps but when looking at this class 4 you have to feel Gallantry of top weight still has more then a chance of landing this prize. The slow pace wont be ideal so he could find himself from his low draw getting stacked up on the sharp turning bend into the straight and his young jockey will need all his wit about him to take this race. Suited by quick ground on a turning track over seven furlongs he has to make the shortlist looking so well handicapped at present as he approaches returning to his best, which would have him winning at this level.

Golden Desert – Another that comes into this race of the back of a good run, where he was just denied by a superb Jamie Spencer ride at Goodwood just 3 days ago. The quick return suggest they are keen to get a win into this horse from the top of the weights and with him taking a handy position in his races, he could well have enough in hand here to land this handicap. That would mean he would pick up a penalty for future handicaps, that it seems the yard are keen to get him into. Only a 4yo and lightly raced, he handles quick ground over seven furlongs well and the booking of Richard Hughes, who is good with his hands and times races to perfection off a slow gallop, is eye catching. He looks set to run a big race.

Hiccups – Suited to these types of races and often goes in at a big price, well suited to a strongly ran sharp turning race and he has at least one of those factors in today’s race as he likes to rattle home of the home turn, whether or not this race will be entirely ran to suit is to be seen and he certainly enjoys these conditions. Not the best race he has contested and even though exposed must have some sort of claims in this race. Has much in favour and if H Harrison goes of like a rocket he could get the pace he needs, however it looks very unlikely he is to have the run of the race and that has to be the biggest concern with him and Gallantry in this race.

Verdict – A muddling affair is quite likely with H Harrison likely to dictate a slow pace. However, that rival is very exposed and the likes of Golden Desert and Secret Night are likely to be stacking up behind ready to strike. The Terrance Mills trained Golden Desert looks well set to run a big race, after being narrowly denied just 3 days ago.

Selection – 2 pts win Golden Desert @ 100/30 (BF7-2)

Best of luck all

Well Chief