Speed Ratings - by Lawrence Taylor

    Speed expert Lawrence Taylor provides exclusive ratings and Speed Six analysis every day for At The Races. His best bets for Thursday go at Wolverhampton and Chelmsford and are live on ATR.
  • Thursday 23 February 2017
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MODERNISM RATES SUPERIOR ON CLOCK AT WOLVES

MODERNISM (nap) looks big at his pencilled in odds of 7-1, as he rates the best and most consistent clocker in this six-runner claiming contest, is a proven performer over this track and trip, and is down a notch in class this evening.

A 95 horse on the Flat in 2016, here is yet more evidence of the gelding's superiority on the clock.

It will come as no surprise if there is money for him in the live market.

Retrieve has been chalked up as the 13-8 favourite, but has yet to fully recapture his form from a few seasons ago.

Wolverhampton 7-30 Claimer (Class 5) 9.5f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Modernism 84 84 83 -- 73 (79) (85)
Marshgate Lane 79 79 65 66 67 77 --
Retrieve 75 75 63 -- -- -- --
Regarde Moi 71 69 71 65 -- -- --

LTO Speed: Modernism 84 Marshgate Lane 79 Mr Red Clubs 75

Rest of the Speed Six...

Chelmsford 3-30 Handicap (Class 4) 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Erissimus Maximus 89 89 72 70 67 80 (73)
Cappananty Con 87 83 87 69 66 49 (28)
Alkashaaf 84 67 78 82 65 84 66
Zamjar 79 73 79 77 52 (75) (43)

LTO Speed: Erissimus Maximus 89 Cappananty Con 83 Zamjar 73

ERISSIMUS MAXIMUS (nb) rates top on the clock for this competitive seven-runner sprint handicap, courtesy of his second to Major Jumbo over the minimum trip at Newcastle last month. Successful over the same track and trip on his previous outing, the colt is firing on all cylinders at present and still going forward. Up a notch in class today, it might no be enough to stop him from getting back to winning ways. Pencilled in odds of 5-1 must be seen as yet another positive.

Huntingdon 2-00 Novices Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Crievehill 96 96 65 60 48 -- --
Glaring 84 62 84 -- -- -- --
Sir Antony Browne 70 70 -- -- -- -- --
Cosmic King 69 69 (--) (--) -- -- --

LTO Speed: Crievehill 96 Sir Antony Browne 70 Cosmic King 69

CRIEVEHILL has been in cracking form of late, scoring in good style at Lingfield on his penultimate outing, and posting a list-dominant speed rating of 96 when finishing third to Neon Wolf at Haydock last time out. A lightly raced gelding, by a German sire, it will come as something of a surprise if he fails to take another step forward today, especially with conditions to suit. Back down in class too.

Huntingdon 3-10 Conditions Chase (Class 1) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Desert Queen 117 117 (86) -- 101 81 (15)
Antartica De Thaix 113 97 -- 113 (--) (85) (80)
Colla Pier 109 45 109 (98) 97 25 (113)
Kilronan High 100 -- (50) 84 52 -- 100

LTO Speed: Desert Queen 117 Pass The Time 97 Kassis 97

DESERT QUEEN won with plenty of authority at Leicester last month, while at the same time managing to generate a speed rating big enough to put her top on the clock for today's same class affair. Likes track that are galloping in nature, and has won on yielding terrain in the past, so no reason why she shouldn't go in again here. A 5-2 shot in the betting forecast, that is probably as low as I would want to go in a race more competitive than at first glance.

Sedgefield 2-45 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 21f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
On The Road 88 88 80 79 (40) (--) --
Whitsundays 77 77 -- -- -- -- --
Make Me A Fortune 70 70 -- 53 -- 60 31
Bank Bonus 33 (22) (62) (64) (--) 33 (60)

LTO Speed: On The Road 88 Whitsundays 77 Make Me A Fortune 70

ON THE ROAD is the best and most consistent clocker in this five-runner handicap chase, and by quite some margin. Successful over two and a half miles at Lingfield latest, and a multiple scorer over hurdles last season, there seems little reason why the selection won't be just as progressive over fences. Taking on same class opposition today, his chance is there for all to see.

Thurles 1-55 Conditions Chase 18f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Realt Mor 116 116 (--) (41) 55 99 104
Draycott Place 100 81 (52) 91 (90) 27 71
Westerner Point 86 (--) -- 61 86 -- --
Shadow Catcher 82 -- -- -- 45 -- --

LTO Speed: Realt Mor 116 Draycott Place 81 Champagne Harmony 55

REALT MOR has been in good form over both fences and hurdles this season, with his last time out second to the mighty Douvan in a two mile chase at Punchestown translating into a list-dominant speed rating of 116. Successful over hurdles at this venue on his previous outing, it's hard to see the selection not getting back to winning ways today, while his pencilled in odds of 7-4 can be considered more than fair.

Rest of the racecards...

Chelmsford

Chelmsford 1-50 Handicap (Class 6) 5f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Mighty Zip 74 52 47 44 41 57 74
Mistry 71 48 71 63 55 58 29
Hurricane Alert 69 50 50 52 69 (67) (67)
Topsoil 68 31 67 68 50 55 50

LTO Speed: Excellent Aim 53 Mighty Zip 52 Hurricane Alert 50

Chelmsford 2-20 Handicap (Class 6) 7f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Dusty Bin 75 31 25 75 59 (61) (40)
Toy Theatre 70 70 (53) 43 (--) -- --
Viola Park 66 52 57 -- 66 54 34
Nicky Baby 64 64 60 (50) 39 -- --

LTO Speed: Toy Theatre 70 Nicky Baby 64 Moondust 62

Chelmsford 2-55 Handicap (Class 4) 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Sands Chorus 94 69 94 91 93 75 89
Byres Road 94 87 76 82 94 90 70
Pearl Spectre 94 72 81 59 75 86 80
London 91 72 82 70 91 (49) (--)

LTO Speed: Loyalty 90 Byres Road 87 King Of Dreams 82

Chelmsford 3-30 Handicap (Class 4) 6f  (See Speed Six)

Chelmsford 4-05 Maiden (Class 4) 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Alfonso Manana 75 -- 75 43 65 46 --
Red Alert 62 62 (59) (76) (63) -- (42)
Raspberry Princess 42 21 42 -- (--) (--) --
Basheer 39 36 39 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Red Alert 62 Basheer 36 Raspberry Princess 21

Chelmsford 4-40 Handicap (Class 5) 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Penny Dreadful 87 59 67 48 31 60 33
Loumarin 86 86 64 46 64 84 67
Lady Lydia 80 -- 51 59 80 -- --
Beau Mistral 76 41 70 76 73 (76) (72)

LTO Speed: Loumarin 86 Kashtan 66 Saved My Bacon 63

Chelmsford 5-15 Handicap (Class 6) 10f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Ertidaad 64 59 31 53 49 64 46
Whip Up A Frenzy 61 40 46 61 49 17 27
Jazri 60 51 36 56 60 (27) (--)
Mamoo 60 59 54 60 40 55 (52)

LTO Speed: Percy Verence 60 Mamoo 59 Ertidaad 59

Huntingdon

Huntingdon 1-30 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 21f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Red Admirable 69 -- 42 69 39 (--) (--)
Sober Sailor 69 38 69 -- -- -- --
Braw Angus 60 24 40 -- 60 -- --
Double Court 59 -- -- 45 38 -- 16

LTO Speed: Galactic Power 57 Good Man Hughie 56 Sober Sailor 38

Huntingdon 2-00 Novices Hurdle (Class 4) 16f  (See Speed Six)

Huntingdon 2-35 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
May Hay 108 49 -- -- 78 78 108
Solstalla 81 65 67 81 49 -- 75
Lady Longshot 66 -- 56 66 -- (--) --
Listen To The Man 40 -- 40 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Solstalla 65 May Hay 49 Cosmic Diamond 36

Huntingdon 3-10 Conditions Chase (Class 1) 20f  (See Speed Six)

Huntingdon 3-45 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Lord Ben 91 -- 34 58 (68) 91 (93)
Ballycoe 89 56 -- 89 87 87 51
Lemon's Gent 82 82 -- 57 79 -- --
Eaton Rock 73 73 57 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Lemon's Gent 82 Eaton Rock 73 Ballycoe 56

Huntingdon 4-20 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 21f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Toviere 86 25 51 52 35 86 --
First Du Charmil 74 74 -- -- -- -- --
Blue Comet 69 69 (--) -- -- -- --
Zamparelli 56 56 16 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: First Du Charmil 74 Blue Comet 69 Zamparelli 56

Huntingdon 4-55 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 21f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Boagrius 83 83 (--) -- -- -- --
Comely 83 83 (--) (--) -- -- --
Walter Oneeightone 58 58 29 -- -- -- --
Royal Village 56 56 (--) -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Boagrius 83 Comely 83 Walter Oneeightone 58

Sedgefield

Sedgefield 2-10 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 17f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Astrum 86 53 -- -- -- -- 86
Fiddler's Flight 77 77 -- 63 42 -- --
Dark And Dangerous 77 77 53 25 41 (--) --
Strait Run 76 76 -- 31 -- -- --

LTO Speed: Fiddler's Flight 77 Dark And Dangerous 77 Strait Run 76

Sedgefield 2-45 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 21f  (See Speed Six)

Sedgefield 3-20 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 17f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Mr Clarkson 87 -- 87 (--) (--) -- --
Crackdeloust 74 50 74 -- -- -- --
Reverant Cust 68 68 68 (--) -- -- --
Min Alemarat 68 -- 68 56 43 -- --

LTO Speed: Reverant Cust 68 Crackdeloust 50 Pretty Reckless 36

Sedgefield 3-55 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Roxyfet 82 -- 27 71 36 55 6
Duhallowcountry 80 -- 75 62 -- 80 45
Bandol 79 79 -- 37 -- (--) (51)
Chakisto 76 (82) (72) 76 66 (65) --

LTO Speed: Chakisto 82 Bandol 79 Arantes 56

Sedgefield 4-30 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Bell Weir 98 75 48 -- (--) 98 --
Oliver's Gold 95 (59) (58) (83) (76) (61) (65)
Tomkevi 91 91 51 -- 21 30 --
Kauto Riko 90 90 68 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Tomkevi 91 Kauto Riko 90 Bell Weir 75

Sedgefield 5-05 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 19f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Spread Boy 78 46 74 39 -- 43 55
Captain Sharpe 74 (--) -- (61) 74 (45) (--)
Alchimix 56 -- -- 38 56 18 45
What A Dream 55 -- -- 55 52 -- --

LTO Speed: Banny's Lad 47 Spread Boy 46 Winston Churchill 16

Thurles

Thurles 1-55 Conditions Chase 18f  (See Speed Six)

Thurles 2-25 Novices/Maiden Chase 25f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Misty Lady 98 64 -- 32 98 (82) (--)
Carole Rose 88 -- 48 (--) 28 88 --
Presenting Mahler 84 (--) 42 54 44 84 --
Twiss's Hill 82 82 -- -- 31 (--) (--)

LTO Speed: Twiss's Hill 82 Misty Lady 64 Daisy's Gift 64

Thurles 3-00 Novices/Maiden Hurdle 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Black Key 103 -- 99 103 -- -- --
Ask Nile 97 -- 97 -- 83 -- --
Indian Monsoon 93 93 87 44 41 -- --
Champagne Classic 92 -- -- 82 92 (--) (--)

LTO Speed: Indian Monsoon 93 Justmemyselfandi 81 Moulin A Vent 73

Thurles 3-35 Novices/Maiden Hurdle 24f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Gettysburg Address 101 -- 101 62 -- -- --
Call The Taxie 87 -- -- 87 -- 79 --
Moroval 79 -- 79 (--) -- -- --
Mon Lino 74 60 74 70 (--) -- --

LTO Speed: Mon Lino 60 Polymath 54 Indian Summer 40

Thurles 4-10 Handicap Hurdle 24f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kilcrea Bridge 83 -- 83 -- -- -- --
Sutton Manor 80 -- -- 47 80 67 --
Go It Alone 69 -- 69 56 -- -- --
I'm All You Need 57 48 43 -- 57 (--) --

LTO Speed: Hollow Tree 52 I'm All You Need 48

Thurles 4-45 Handicap Hurdle 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Ardera Cross 85 44 85 85 62 -- 76
Knockraha King 82 82 -- 15 -- -- --
Zipporah 82 82 -- -- -- 72 --
The Conker Club 75 (--) (33) (82) (51) 46 75

LTO Speed: Knockraha King 82 Zipporah 82 Samanntom 75

Thurles 5-20 NH Flat Race 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton 5-50 Handicap (Class 6) 12f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Bessemer Lady 70 29 70 55 -- -- --
Everdina 68 26 68 27 -- -- --
Chough 63 39 44 63 51 46 23
Willie's Anne 56 56 24 -- (48) -- --

LTO Speed: Willie's Anne 56 Hot Lick 45 Baileys Apprentice 40

Wolverhampton 6-25 Maiden (Class 5) 9f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Willwams 61 61 -- -- -- -- --
Dark Titan 42 42 40 -- -- -- --
Forest Angel 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Willwams 61 Forest Angel 52 Dark Titan 42

Wolverhampton 7-00 Handicap (Class 5) 9f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
East Coast Lady 81 53 52 74 64 81 --
Dose 72 72 58 63 67 57 (57)
Tenerezza 69 62 23 53 69 68 (46)
Genuine Approval 64 58 43 12 64 (48) (53)

LTO Speed: Dose 72 Little Kipling 66 Tenerezza 62

Wolverhampton 7-30 Claimer (Class 5) 9.5f  (See Speed Six)

Wolverhampton 8-00 Handicap (Class 4) 10f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Berlusca 98 81 76 70 80 (--) (20)
Nonios 90 41 78 90 61 78 (--)
Count Montecristo 86 86 (55) 69 (69) -- --
Amazement 84 78 28 84 (51) -- --

LTO Speed: Count Montecristo 86 Toga Tiger 82 Berlusca 81

Wolverhampton 8-30 Handicap (Class 5) 5f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Archie Stevens 83 75 75 80 68 56 75
Temple Road 81 76 56 80 81 65 57
Dreams Of Glory 80 77 80 74 74 55 (72)
You're Cool 79 79 78 71 71 (52) (83)

LTO Speed: You're Cool 79 Compton River 78 Dreams Of Glory 77

 

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