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 both go over the jumps at Thurles and are live on ATR.
  • Thursday 19 January 2017
  • Tipsters

GLEN ODE RATES A LIKELY IMPROVER AT THURLES

GLEN ODE (nap) performed with credit over an inadequate two miles at Punchestown latest, while at the same time managing to generate a list-topping speed rating of 91.

Two races back following a break from the track of over 600 days, the selection is entitled to take another step forward today, especially as he is back up in trip.

A 6-1 shot with Paddy Power at the time of writing, those odds look like value to this particular pundit.

I can't have forecast 3-1 favourite Lisclogher Lad, as it has been quite a while since he posted a speed rating of note.

Thurles 3-25 Handicap Chase 22f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Glen Ode 91 91 39 -- -- -- --
Winter Magic 88 19 80 88 -- -- --
The Conker Club 85 36 85 54 (49) (78) (--)
Flynsini 76 -- -- -- 52 76 --

LTO Speed: Glen Ode 91 Macs Legend 48 The Conker Club 36

Rest of the Speed Six...

Chelmsford 8-00 Maiden (Class 5) 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Arzaak 90 90 63 (50) (36) -- --
Roman Navigator 76 76 41 -- -- -- --
Porto Ferro 73 58 (57) 73 (79) (69) (62)
Al Sail 61 61 -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Arzaak 90 Roman Navigator 76 Al Sail 61

ARZAAK has been knocking loudly on the door of late, with his last time out second to Alkashaaf over this track and trip generating a list-dominant speed rating of 90. With so many ticks in the important boxes, it would be foolish to look elsewhere for the winner of this same class contest, but that's not to say I'd be happy to take less than his forecast odds of 9-4 - okay, 2-1 at a push.

Ludlow 3-00 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 24f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Midnight Target 97 -- 97 -- -- -- --
Theatre Goer 87 84 64 -- 87 -- 83
Tambura 82 63 63 20 82 -- --
Fille Des Champs 64 -- 28 30 64 -- --

LTO Speed: Theatre Goer 84 Tambura 63 Cowslip 62

MIDNIGHT TARGET has been running well of late, with a victory over 2m 5f at this track on her penultimate outing translating into a list-dominant speed rating of 97. A running on third to Wolftrap over the same course and distance on her latest start, the mare is expected to appreciate today's step up to three miles, while a one grade hike is class is negated by the rather moderate speed figures earned by her rivals in recent times.

Southwell 1-30 Handicap (Class 7) 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Vocalisation 71 71 61 (27) (44) -- (56)
Wimboldsley 64 50 -- 53 47 50 54
Zebelini 60 10 34 47 40 (32) 60
Bedazzling Lady 54 40 36 54 (29) 15 --

LTO Speed: Vocalisation 71 Wimboldsley 50 Cadeaux Pearl 45

VOCALISATION is worth a shout in this 14-runner sprint handicap, as she hinted at better things to come on the all-weather at Wolverhampton latest, a performance that also generated a list-toping speed rating of 71. A lightly raced 3yo daughter of Poet's Voice (himself a son of Dubawi) there is plenty to like about the selection's pedigree in relation to his first ever outing on Southwell's Fibresand surface. However, a wide draw in stall 13 does temper my enthusiasm a little.

Southwell 3-10 Handicap (Class 5) 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Sun Angel 91 91 54 (74) 29 (58) (68)
Warm Words 69 69 47 (62) -- -- --
Dancin Alpha 67 52 64 57 64 67 --
Ramblow 65 -- (--) (36) 65 (43) (28)

LTO Speed: Sun Angel 91 Warm Words 69 Zoravan 53

It's hard to ignore the claims of SUN ANGEL in this eight-runner handicap, as she posted a list-dominant speed rating of 91 when placed on the all-weather at Lingfield latest, and is bred to appreciate today's step up to one mile. However, the filly has yet to prove herself on this much different Fibresand surface, while her pedigree fails to give off the hoped for positive vibes. A 7-2 chance with Paddy Power at the time of writing, those odds can be considered fair in a race that won't take a great deal of winning.

Thurles 2-50 Novices Chase 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Colla Pier 109 109 (98) 97 25 (113) (75)
Westerner Lady 99 99 75 -- 66 97 (48)
Misty Lady 97 31 97 (81) (--) (82) (--)
Keppols Queen 92 -- 92 79 -- (81) --

LTO Speed: Colla Pier 109 Westerner Lady 99 Daisy's Gift 32

Westerner Lady has been pencilled in as the 4-5 favourite for this nine-runner Grade 2 novices chase, but I'd rather be with 9-2 shot COLLA PIER (nb), who rates superior on the clock by quite some margin, and has a very solid backup hurdles number of 113 to her name. It will be interesting to see how both horses trade in the live market.

Rest of the racecards...

Chelmsford

Chelmsford 5-20 Handicap (Class 6) 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Quiet Warrior 81 55 81 59 (50) -- --
Humour 78 62 57 69 (68) 78 (--)
Indian Affair 77 71 71 63 (62) (67) 77
Mighty Zip 75 42 58 75 70 -- --

LTO Speed: Socialites Red 72 Spirit Of Wedza 71 Indian Affair 71

Chelmsford 5-50 Handicap (Class 6) 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Fujin 81 61 57 34 47 71 (40)
Tasaaboq 80 27 66 59 75 74 62
Firesnake 79 63 65 64 79 54 70
Camdora 77 55 66 77 62 55 (41)

LTO Speed: Secret Bird 71 Lightsome 67 Firesnake 63

Chelmsford 6-25 Claimer (Class 6) 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Lunar Deity 85 68 85 83 81 (39) (62)
Threebagsue 79 48 59 79 70 -- 78
Gold Return 75 67 -- 51 75 53 62
Marshgate Lane 75 64 65 75 -- -- --

LTO Speed: Gramercy 88 Lunar Deity 68 Gold Return 67

Chelmsford 7-00 Handicap (Class 6) 10f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
La Vie En Rose 66 48 66 50 (20) 45 --
Serenade The Stars 61 61 40 49 44 -- --
Aventus 58 39 52 30 58 37 58
Av A Word 55 55 (38) 27 (--) -- --

LTO Speed: Serenade The Stars 61 Av A Word 55 Ablaze 54

Chelmsford 7-30 Handicap (Class 4) 10f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Berlusca 97 69 79 (--) (19) 97 90
House Of Commons 88 80 88 68 84 (54) (68)
Iberica Road 84 30 76 67 84 (57) (76)
Ravenhoe 84 58 83 64 84 -- 82

LTO Speed: Bunbury 83 Exceeding Power 81 House Of Commons 80

Chelmsford 8-00 Maiden (Class 5) 6f  (See Speed Six)

Chelmsford 8-30 Handicap (Class 5) 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Penny Dreadful 80 41 24 53 26 80 70
Last Star Falling 78 69 51 66 78 -- 54
Be Royale 76 57 70 76 56 70 (51)
Beau Mistral 72 72 69 (72) (68) (79) (67)

LTO Speed: Beau Mistral 72 Tell A Story 72 Assertive Agent 70

Chelmsford 9-00 Handicap (Class 7) 7f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Prince Of Time 65 65 38 46 (36) 41 --
Moving Robe 62 43 19 27 49 (--) 62
All Or Nothin 61 61 -- -- -- -- --
Sober Up 47 8 36 -- 47 21 (67)

LTO Speed: Prince Of Time 65 All Or Nothin 61 Moayadd 55

Ludlow

Ludlow 1-20 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 21f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Amour De Nuit 81 81 -- -- -- -- --
Seymour Star 67 67 -- -- -- -- --
Shanroe In Milan 59 -- 59 -- -- -- --
Minella Rebellion 46 46 -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Amour De Nuit 81 Seymour Star 67 Minella Rebellion 46

Ludlow 1-50 Novices/Maiden Chase (Class 3) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Pemba 90 -- 90 (--) (54) (77) (--)
Aces Over Eights 75 62 -- 54 41 75 --
Detour Ahead 68 -- -- -- 13 -- (--)
Timon's Tara 0 -- (48) (53) -- -- --

LTO Speed: Aces Over Eights 62

Ludlow 2-25 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Fieldsofsilk 92 69 92 (70) (59) (--) (52)
Un Anjou 92 58 -- 92 -- -- --
Emperor Commodos 85 -- 85 (64) (--) -- --
Upsanddowns 85 72 49 82 59 76 85

LTO Speed: Upsanddowns 72 Fieldsofsilk 69 Truckers Highway 64

Ludlow 3-00 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 24f  (See Speed Six)

Ludlow 3-35 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 24f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Gone Too Far 97 -- 97 34 86 38 --
Valleyofmilan 84 -- 84 (48) -- -- --
Gallery Exhibition 84 -- 17 -- -- 84 --
I Am Colin 82 -- 82 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Port Melon 79 Still Believing 72

Ludlow 4-10 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
River Wylde 79 79 (--) (--) -- -- --
The Blue Bomber 70 48 70 46 (--) -- --
Spiritual Man 70 70 20 -- -- -- --
Newera 68 68 14 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: River Wylde 79 Spiritual Man 70 Newera 68

Southwell

Southwell 12-55 Maiden (Class 6) 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Mirimar 59 59 -- -- -- -- --
Bonnie Gals 58 58 -- -- -- -- --
Miss Osier 57 57 (48) -- -- -- --
Alfolk 51 51 -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Mirimar 59 Bonnie Gals 58 Miss Osier 57

Southwell 1-30 Handicap (Class 7) 6f  (See Speed Six)

Southwell 2-00 Handicap (Class 4) 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Sophisticated Heir 82 78 77 77 74 73 51
Among Angels 79 76 79 64 -- -- --
Boater 78 59 78 (87) (73) -- --
Crosse Fire 74 67 59 74 73 49 65

LTO Speed: Jacob's Pillow 78 Sophisticated Heir 78 Among Angels 76

Southwell 2-35 Handicap (Class 5) 5f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
White Royale 74 64 55 64 74 66 66
Nuzha 70 45 54 30 70 63 40
Wild Approach 56 (59) 56 (43) -- -- --
Mesmeric Moment 50 50 -- (60) (67) -- --

LTO Speed: White Royale 64 Wild Approach 59 Mesmeric Moment 50

Southwell 3-10 Handicap (Class 5) 8f  (See Speed Six)

Southwell 3-45 Handicap (Class 5) 14f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Port Lairge 51 -- 41 29 34 29 51
Merriment 50 50 27 -- 32 50 (11)
Azamesse 47 -- 47 (23) (30) (8) --
Twilight Angel 41 36 9 41 -- -- --

LTO Speed: Merriment 50 Twilight Angel 36 Thackeray 35

Thurles

Thurles 12-10 Novices/Maiden Hurdle 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Timi Roli 92 92 -- -- -- -- --
Surf Instructor 82 82 -- -- -- -- --
Icario 75 75 -- 48 -- -- --
Jessicor 62 62 -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Timi Roli 92 Surf Instructor 82 Icario 75

Thurles 12-40 Novices/Maiden Hurdle 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Seaweed 55 34 55 -- -- -- --
Lachares 54 -- 54 -- -- -- --
Bench Marker 51 51 (--) -- -- -- --
Fraser 39 39 -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Bench Marker 51 Fraser 39 Seaweed 34

Thurles 1-10 Novices/Maiden Hurdle 23f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Billy's Hope 98 79 93 98 62 -- 85
Battleford 91 64 91 (--) -- -- --
Electric Concorde 82 82 57 -- 45 (--) (--)
Wishmoor 79 18 79 (--) -- -- --

LTO Speed: Electric Concorde 82 Billy's Hope 79 The Storyteller 78

Thurles 1-45 Handicap Hurdle 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Fruits Of Glory 116 -- 53 68 53 77 82
Able Dash 115 -- -- 115 -- 38 59
Prince Kup 84 -- -- 84 51 63 77
Tinos Tank 83 -- 83 54 57 -- --

LTO Speed: Inch Rise 50 Realt Mor 39 Bilko 34

Thurles 2-15 Conditions Chase 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Sub Lieutenant 114 91 -- -- 114 -- --
Sizing John 97 59 54 97 -- -- --
Letter Of Credit 80 -- 80 (37) (85) 58 47
Boxing Along 77 (--) (--) 77 -- -- --

LTO Speed: Sub Lieutenant 91 Sizing John 59 Black Hercules 48

Thurles 2-50 Novices Chase 20f  (See Speed Six)

Thurles 3-25 Handicap Chase 22f  (See Speed Six)

Thurles 4-00 Hunter Chase 24f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
First Lieutenant 95 56 67 62 -- -- 48
Foxrock 93 -- -- 93 -- -- --
Salsify 76 76 -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Salsify 76 First Lieutenant 56

Wincanton

Wincanton 1-40 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 21f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Istimraar 103 46 (44) 55 103 79 45
Quebec 94 -- 35 57 94 (47) 62
All For The Best 90 39 90 63 81 34 55
Walt 89 89 -- 69 44 -- --

LTO Speed: Walt 89 Farm The Rock 57 Istimraar 46

Wincanton 2-10 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Unify 97 90 83 92 64 97 44
Mrsrobin 77 -- -- 61 -- 63 72
Buttercup 74 -- 74 (49) (44) -- --
Twenty Eight Guns 60 -- 60 59 55 (74) --

LTO Speed: Unify 90

Wincanton 2-45 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Calin Du Brizais 98 -- 60 (76) 53 98 --
Bishops Court 91 -- 91 60 -- (49) (--)
Only Gorgeous 47 -- 47 (26) (40) -- --

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

Wincanton 3-20 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 27f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Barton Gift 88 -- -- 24 88 -- --
As De Fer 86 -- 86 69 -- -- --
Cyclop 85 32 85 -- -- -- --
Wood Yer 82 -- 73 82 -- -- --

LTO Speed: Abracadabra Sivola 80 Saroque 64 Dawson City 42

Wincanton 3-55 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 15f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Paddys Runner 102 67 70 102 -- -- --
Floresco 94 68 90 39 94 -- --
St Saviour 85 46 30 85 -- -- --
Unison 85 -- 68 85 -- 70 85

LTO Speed: Key To The West 83 Floresco 68 Paddys Runner 67

Wincanton 4-25 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 15f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Hidden Cargo 78 78 69 (--) -- -- --
Tikkinthebox 21 -- 21 -- (--) -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Hidden Cargo 78

 

 

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