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 Tuesday go over the jumps at Wetherby and Leicester.
  • Tuesday 24 January 2017
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MONBEG RIVER HAS MAJOR ANGLES COVERED AT WETHERBY

MONBEG RIVER (nap) was well in contention when brought down at Aintree latest, so no surprise if he bounces back in today's same class contest.

Clear top on the clock with a recently earned speed rating of 100, and with most of the major angles covered, the gelding can also be said to be over-priced at 11-2 with Paddy Power on the early odds list.

One to watch out for in the live market, that's for sure.

Recent Catterick scorer Future Gilded has been pencilled in at 9-4 on the early tissue, but must prove himself on today's much more galloping track.

Wetherby 3-30 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 19f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Monbeg River 100 -- 75 100 -- 99 --
Future Gilded 90 90 -- -- -- -- --
Wells De Lune 90 41 67 68 90 45 (65)
Easy Street 86 41 86 34 -- 72 71

LTO Speed: Future Gilded 90 The Cobbler Swayne 61 Dartford Warbler 48

Rest of the Speed Six...

Leicester 2-20 Conditions Chase (Class 1) 23f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Cresswell Breeze 109 77 109 -- -- -- --
La Vaticane 107 107 59 86 87 -- --
Desert Queen 101 (86) -- 101 81 (15) --
Kilronan High 100 (50) 84 52 -- 100 --

LTO Speed: La Vaticane 107 Tagrita 94 Desert Queen 86

LA VATICANE won with a fair amount of authority at Doncaster last month, while at the same time managing to generate a premier LTO speed rating of 107. Clearly at home on a galloping track and good ground, the mare should be able to give a repeat performance today with similar conditions prevailing. A 5-2 shot in the betting forecast, it's hard to argue that she should be priced up bigger.

Leicester 3-50 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Orthodox Lad 85 77 58 67 -- -- --
Innoko 84 50 56 59 84 -- --
Moss Street 82 42 46 -- 82 -- 71
Trapper Peak 78 69 52 73 48 72 78

LTO Speed: Orthodox Lad 77 Akula 73 Trapper Peak 69

ORTHODOX LAD (nb) has been finding it hard to finish with his head in front of late, but rates top on the clock with a figure of 85, and has ticks in all of the important boxes. Taking on same class opposition today, it will come as no surprise if the gelding is able to get back to winning ways. A 15-2 shot with Paddy Power at the time of writing, he also promises to go off at a value price.

Southwell 2-40 Seller (Class 6) 5f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Archie Stevens 83 80 68 56 75 83 63
Doctor Parkes 73 46 70 73 57 73 56
Dungannon 72 72 (75) (51) (76) (61) (93)
Touch The Clouds 56 42 (16) 56 25 (39) --

LTO Speed: Moondyne Joe 91 Archie Stevens 80 Dungannon 72

MOONDYNE JOE posted a premier LTO speed rating of 91 when scoring over the minimum trip at Windsor last June, but an absence from the track of nearly eight months means his fitness will have to be taken on trust this afternoon. However, the gelding has gone very well fresh in the past, so there shouldn't be too many problems on that score. Being unproven on the all-weather is more of a concern, especially when his sire's progeny stats for this track don't make for great reading. Gets another credit though for being lightly raced enough to still be going forward.

Southwell 3-40 Handicap (Class 3) 12f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
L'Inganno Felice 93 93 70 84 56 67 51
Royal Marskell 92 89 81 41 38 (73) 92
Isharah 84 55 83 84 66 69 (65)
Luv U Whatever 84 84 75 63 64 -- --

LTO Speed: L'Inganno Felice 93 Royal Marskell 89 Luv U Whatever 84

L'INGANNO FELICE looked to be a step or two ahead of the handicapper when scoring over this track and trip a fortnight ago, with today's top figure of 93 suggesting that he still has an edge over the official assessor. Successful at Newcastle on his previous outing, this gelding is once again proving himself to be a consistent sort, while a light racing schedule of late further suggests improvement to come. 

Wetherby 4-00 Novices Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Robbing The Prey 74 74 73 -- -- -- --
Honest Intent 72 72 61 (--) -- -- --
Rockportian 39 39 (--) -- -- -- --
Cousin Oscar 38 38 (--) -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Robbing The Prey 74 Honest Intent 72 Rockportian 39

ROBBING THE PREY rates the best and most consistent clocker in this 13-runner novices hurdle, as well as putting in a big effort over this course and distance on his penultimate outing. Back up a notch in class today, it might not be enough to stop the gelding from opening his account at the fifth time of asking. Bumper winner Mr Big Shot is obviously no mug, but give me 3-1 or bigger about the selection's chances and I'll probably have a few quid on.

Rest of the racecards...

Leicester

Leicester 1-20 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 3) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Sister Sibyl 78 78 64 -- -- -- --
Sue Be It 72 72 59 (--) (--) (--) --
Llantara 27 27 -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Sister Sibyl 78 Sue Be It 72 Llantara 27

Leicester 1-50 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 23f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Crown Hill 88 53 (58) 88 (93) (49) (49)
Global Dream 80 (--) 80 58 -- -- --
Sonoftheking 77 -- -- -- 77 47 --
Midnight Jade 74 64 74 -- -- 38 --

LTO Speed: Midnight Jade 64 Crown Hill 53 Running Wolf 41

Leicester 2-20 Conditions Chase (Class 1) 23f  (See Speed Six)

Leicester 2-50 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Global Stage 89 89 (94) -- -- -- --
Ballyarthur 56 -- -- 56 -- -- --
Daring Knight 46 46 -- -- -- -- --
Smoking Dixie 28 28 -- (--) -- -- --

LTO Speed: Global Stage 89 Daring Knight 46 Smoking Dixie 28

Leicester 3-20 Novices/Maiden Chase (Class 3) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Romain De Senam 105 85 105 (86) -- -- --
A Hare Breath 93 93 (105) -- -- -- --
Sussex Road 55 -- -- -- -- -- 55
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: A Hare Breath 93 Romain De Senam 85

Leicester 3-50 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 16f  (See Speed Six)

Leicester 4-20 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Staunton 67 -- -- 67 -- -- --
Sudden Wish 66 48 66 25 -- -- --
Katie's Hen 64 -- 55 56 38 54 --
Flobury 63 63 -- 23 -- -- --

LTO Speed: Flobury 63 Sudden Wish 48 Kayflin 38

Southwell

Southwell 1-40 Handicap (Class 6) 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Elegantly Bound 64 28 63 64 64 50 (17)
Mungo Madness 63 63 (--) (23) (33) (44) --
Chillililli 50 -- 32 50 48 (--) --
Come On Percy 50 45 50 40 (69) (38) (50)

LTO Speed: Mungo Madness 63 Shadow Of Hercules 47 Daily Trader 46

Southwell 2-10 Handicap (Class 6) 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Very First Blade 72 72 51 54 (69) (53) (43)
Wimboldsley 71 67 57 -- 60 54 57
Life Of Fame 69 59 41 43 69 36 45
Treaty Of Rome 67 54 67 46 -- -- --

LTO Speed: Very First Blade 72 Wimboldsley 67 Cadeaux Pearl 62

Southwell 2-40 Seller (Class 6) 5f  (See Speed Six)

Southwell 3-10 Handicap (Class 2) 5f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Top Boy 108 90 91 93 90 97 (96)
Showdaisy 106 97 106 98 83 (95) (88)
Bowson Fred 105 94 99 (70) (105) (86) (106)
Razin' Hell 103 103 103 97 85 (89) (67)

LTO Speed: Razin' Hell 103 Meadway 103 Showdaisy 97

Southwell 3-40 Handicap (Class 3) 12f  (See Speed Six)

Southwell 4-10 Handicap (Class 6) 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Little Choosey 69 45 37 -- 69 48 (52)
Afkar (doubtful) 69 69 -- 49 -- (24) (20)
Tell The Stars 66 66 61 62 44 (52) (43)
Playful Dude 63 34 56 63 58 (20) 33

LTO Speed: Afkar 69 Tell The Stars 66 Dose 53

Wetherby

Wetherby 1-30 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Regal Gait 65 29 65 -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Regal Gait 29

Wetherby 2-00 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Captain Mowbray 80 65 47 80 -- 43 49
Rocky Two 77 75 59 47 65 -- 77
Edward Elgar 63 63 -- 22 -- -- --
Feeltherhythm 61 -- -- 26 61 -- --

LTO Speed: Rocky Two 75 Captain Mowbray 65 Edward Elgar 63

Wetherby 2-30 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 24f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Fingerontheswitch 77 22 8 -- 77 31 (51)
Boric 63 63 -- 57 -- -- --
Oscar O'Scar 59 59 -- 21 -- -- --
Swing Hard 40 -- 40 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Boric 63 Oscar O'Scar 59 Buffalo Ballet 40

Wetherby 3-00 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 24f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Dutch Canyon 82 -- (--) (--) 82 -- --
Kelsey 72 25 72 27 50 -- --
Grand Enterprise 65 57 50 -- (--) -- 65
Song Of The Night 50 50 -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Grand Enterprise 57 Total Assets 53 Song Of The Night 50

Wetherby 3-30 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 19f  (See Speed Six)

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

 

 

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