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 on the all-weather at Newcastle and Kempton.
  • Tuesday 24 October 2017
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CANFORD BAY IS RATED TO SCORE AGAIN AT NEWCASTLE

CANFORD BAY (nap) looks the one to be on in this ten-runner sprint handicap, as he won with plenty of authority over this track and trip on his penultimate outing, and posted a list-dominant speed rating of 90 when finishing a close up third to Kroy in a six furlong contest at this venue last time out.

Headed close home on that most recent of occasions, today's drop back to the minimum trip certainly won't do him any harm, while a one grade hike in class is negated by the modest recent figures posted by his rivals.

Anything around the 7-2 mark should be considered value for this in-form son of Canford Cliffs.

Newcastle 5-10 Handicap (Class 5) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Canford Bay  90  90  86  60  77  (35)  (49)
 Vallarta  80  (79)  69  (75)  (75)  (78)  (84)
 Liberatum  80  (83)  80  (58)  (61)  (76)  (35)
 Lady Cristal  74  62  (61)  74  (62)  (88)  (81)

LTO Speed: Canford Bay 90 Liberatum 83 Vallarta 79

Rest of the Speed Six...

Exeter 3-20 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Cernunnos  90  90  42  --  56  --  --
 Alvarado  89  89  --  --  --  --  --
 Gingili  81  --  81  (--)  (89)  (53)  --
 Timeforwest  78  78  (83)  (69)  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Cernunnos 90 Alvarado 89 Timeforwest 78

CERNUNNOS rates top on the clock for this 16-runner handicap chase, courtesy of his ready victory over this trip at Bangor last month. The third horse home in that race has won since, which bodes well, and it's also good to report that the selection was a soft ground winner over fences at Leicester in February of last year. Back up a notch in  class today, it might not be enough to stop him from going in again.

Fairyhouse 1-45 Maiden 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Bronze Age  77  77  39  46  --  --  --
 Stellar Eclipse  69  69  69  --  --  --  --
 Sagittarius Rising  68  68  34  --  --  --  --
 Princess Yaiza  64  64  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Bronze Age 77 Stellar Eclipse 69 Sagittarius Rising 68

BRONZE AGE hinted that her turn is near when finishing second to Sunday Smart at Limerick earlier in the month, a performance that also saw her post a list-dominant speed rating of 77. Blessed with similar conditions today, this juvenile daughter of Duke Of Marmalade must have every chance of opening her account at the fourth time of asking, not that I'd be happy to take less than her early tissue odds of 5-2.

Kempton 6-15 Handicap (Class 6) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Tarseekh  76  76  (20)  (42)  (--)  (32)  (68)
 Binky Blue  74  59  50  56  (49)  31  (54)
 Swiftee  71  (52)  (69)  (20)  71  (35)  (--)
 Kafeel  68  68  36  (69)  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Tarseekh 76 Kafeel 68 Doctor Bong 67

TARSEEKH (nb) is still a maiden after nine career outings on the level, but did post a list-topping speed rating of 76 when runner-up to Lady Kaviar over this track and trip last week, which puts lots of ticks in the important boxes. Returning from a break of over three months on that occasion, and lightly raced in this sphere, the gelding looks primed to take another big step forward this afternoon, and that will make him very hard to beat.

Kempton 7-45 Handicap (Class 4) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Dark Side Dream  90  89  72  90  62  90  78
 Show Stealer  80  80  (69)  (67)  (87)  (69)  --
 Secondo  58  58  (55)  (81)  (83)  --  --
 Patchwork  31  (69)  (88)  (54)  (91)  (52)  (58)

LTO Speed: Dark Side Dream 89 Mr Pocket 86 Tropical Rock 85

DARK SIDE DREAM posted a premier LTO speed rating of 89 when scoring over this track and trip three weeks ago, while a placed effort over seven furlongs at Chelmsford three outings ago earned the selection a list-dominant speed rating of 90. Clearly still a step or two ahead of the handicapper, there seems little reason why he won't make it win number four from his last ten starts this evening, even more so as he is once again taking on lowly Class 6 opposition.

Kempton 8-15 Handicap (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Inlawed  82  82  77  (64)  (64)  (39)  (--)
 Treacherous  80  75  80  62  (29)  (54)  --
 Whitecrest  78  --  (56)  70  (76)  (80)  (70)
 Red Invader  76  53  (46)  76  (--)  --  --

LTO Speed: Inlawed 82 Harlequin Storm 75 Treacherous 75

INLAWED is the best and most consistent clocker in this 12-runner sprint handicap, and can also boast a recent victory over this track and trip. Twice raced on the all-weather, the gelding is open to further improvement in this sphere, while today's drop back to six furlongs can only help his cause. Takes a step up in class here, but can still be fancied to get back to winning ways. Doubters have the option of backing this forecast 9-2 shot each-way.

Rest of the racecards... 

Exeter

Exeter 2-20 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 17f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Kastani Beach  95  75  --  95  --  --  --
 Berry De Carjac  83  63  76  80  83  11  54
 Brean Golf Birdie  83  75  45  62  83  --  --
 Cougar Kid  81  81  77  76  --  25  --

LTO Speed: Get Ready Freddy 82 Cougar Kid 81 Kastani Beach 75

Exeter 2-50 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 17f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Midnight Magic  50  17  50  --  --  --  --
 Thomas Patrick  38  38  --  --  --  --  --
 Ready And Able  36  36  --  --  --  --  --
 Good Man Vinnie  34  34  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Thomas Patrick 38 Ready And Able 36 Good Man Vinnie 34

Exeter 3-20 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 24f  (See Speed Six)

Exeter 3-50 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 23f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Sutter's Mill  71  71  56  --  --  --  --
 Maguire's Glen  67  45  37  67  (67)  --  --
 Dreamsoftheatre  49  49  (--)  (34)  --  --  --
 Shoofly Milly  24  24  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Sutter's Mill 71 Dreamsoftheatre 49 Maguire's Glen 45

Exeter 4-20 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 22f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Starlit Night  74  --  52  74  --  45  41
 Scrumpy Boy  73  73  60  --  --  --  --
 Cosmic Diamond  64  64  55  (32)  55  --  --
 Market Road  63  (62)  40  63  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Scrumpy Boy 73 Cosmic Diamond 64 Market Road 62

Exeter 4-50 Novices/Maiden Chase (Class 3) 18f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Yanworth  0  (124)  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Yanworth 124 Muffins For Tea 95

Exeter 5-20 NH Flat Race (Class 6) 13f

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

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

Fairyhouse

Fairyhouse 1-45 Maiden 6f  (See Speed Six)

Fairyhouse 2-15 Maiden 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Sally Gap  80  (53)  --  61  79  80  30
 Althiba  73  52  46  72  70  73  --
 Ice Storm  71  --  16  71  --  --  --
 Famous Pearl  68  57  --  55  68  --  --

LTO Speed: Tide Of Time 67 Famous Pearl 57 Sally Gap 53

Fairyhouse 2-45 Handicap 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Art Of Unity  60  60  8  56  --  19  --
 Ty Rock Brandy  55  54  23  35  40  25  55
 Lady Sonia  50  19  (23)  50  --  --  --
 Highly Approved  49  49  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Art Of Unity 60 Ty Rock Brandy 54 Highly Approved 49

Fairyhouse 3-15 Handicap 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Enjoy Life  87  58  87  75  67  64  69
 Polly Douglas  86  61  71  81  86  62  72
 Truffles  84  68  27  76  67  75  60
 Prove The Point  83  66  --  45  (--)  59  78

LTO Speed: Its All For Luck 80 Delegating 78 Accalia 76

Fairyhouse 3-45 Handicap 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Ask Katie  82  48  (51)  35  52  62  82
 Gifted Lady  80  --  61  67  --  --  36
 Smiling Emily  80  21  45  37  39  80  --
 True Companion  76  58  58  76  50  (58)  36

LTO Speed: Cadrelli 67 Why Me 65 No Approval 59

Fairyhouse 4-15 Maiden 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Alaykha  85  (58)  --  85  61  52  --
 Our Anniversary  81  81  56  44  --  --  --
 Decision Time  81  81  --  --  --  --  --
 Dream Sleep  77  --  77  62  62  31  --

LTO Speed: Our Anniversary 81 Decision Time 81 Alaykha 58

Fairyhouse 4-45 Handicap 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 High Kicker  73  (44)  59  73  31  --  55
 Binary Code  73  14  64  73  61  68  32
 Weightfordave  66  (72)  62  --  66  66  --
 Mastermind  65  --  --  36  65  --  --

LTO Speed: Weightfordave 72 Port Moody 51 High Kicker 44

Fairyhouse 5-15 Handicap 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Lizard Point  75  18  54  --  75  53  59
 Dixie Highway  71  --  52  51  --  56  71
 Glib Speech  70  --  70  53  63  37  --
 Mr Boss Man  70  50  70  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Les Arceaux 68 Siempre Amigos 68 Caminel 58

Kempton

Kempton 5-45 Handicap (Class 6) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Kalakchee  58  39  (--)  --  58  --  --
 Sauchiehall Street  57  57  (36)  18  --  --  --
 Roses In June  52  29  (38)  40  26  (24)  (--)
 Elusive Bird  50  25  50  --  (59)  (49)  (28)

LTO Speed: Sauchiehall Street 57 Ladycammyofclare 54 Cranworth Phoenix 54

Kempton 6-15 Handicap (Class 6) 8f  (See Speed Six)

Kempton 6-45 Stakes (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Perfect Hustler  59  59  (59)  (49)  --  --  --
 Philamundo  52  52  (72)  (28)  --  --  --
 Procedure  50  50  (--)  --  --  --  --
 Misty Spirit  43  (63)  (41)  (57)  (54)  43  (49)

LTO Speed: Misty Spirit 63 Perfect Hustler 59 Global Spirit 53

Kempton 7-15 Stakes (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Avon Green  73  73  (--)  (29)  (55)  --  --
 Masked Defender  69  69  (68)  (27)  --  --  --
 Balletomane  69  69  (70)  (54)  --  --  --
 Fitzrovia  51  51  (22)  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Avon Green 73 Masked Defender 69 Balletomane 69

Kempton 7-45 Handicap (Class 4) 6f  (See Speed Six)

Kempton 8-15 Handicap (Class 5) 6f  (See Speed Six)

Kempton 8-45 Handicap (Class 6) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Too Many Shots  72  --  --  (--)  68  (42)  72
 D'Waterside  71  71  52  (50)  (50)  (39)  (61)
 Let's Be Happy  71  64  (54)  (64)  (63)  (71)  71
 Mister Chow  70  (62)  70  (60)  (17)  (12)  --

LTO Speed: Four Kingdoms 74 D'Waterside 71 Perla Blanca 70

Kempton 9-15 Handicap (Class 5) 11f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Diamond Bear  80  47  80  (77)  (62)  (53)  --
 Voski  74  37  --  (51)  48  74  (78)
 Choral Clan  73  59  71  73  (39)  60  (24)
 Iballisticvin  70  70  --  (--)  (70)  (62)  45

LTO Speed: Mesophere 75 Iballisticvin 70 Abel Tasman 70

Newcastle

Newcastle 1-40 Handicap (Class 6) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Angel In The Snow  77  77  (--)  (40)  (32)  --  --
 Lozah  71  50  (67)  (50)  (51)  54  (--)
 Highway Robber  67  (--)  (36)  (48)  67  58  (37)
 Palindrome  65  (--)  (64)  (53)  (56)  65  --

LTO Speed: Angel In The Snow 77 Naupaka 57 Champagne Rules 54

Newcastle 2-10 Claimer (Class 3) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Gerry The Glover  99  99  97  (94)  89  (82)  (63)
 Luv U Whatever  98  92  93  65  (64)  (74)  (80)
 Zabeel Star  92  92  66  --  --  --  --
 Burcan  91  91  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Gerry The Glover 99 Luv U Whatever 92 Zabeel Star 92

Newcastle 2-40 Stakes (Class 4) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Moqarrar  67  67  (60)  --  --  --  --
 Porth Swtan  0  (81)  --  --  --  --  --
 Skito Soldier  0  (--)  (42)  (38)  --  --  --
 Qianlong  0  (67)  (60)  (40)  (75)  --  --

LTO Speed: Porth Swtan 81 Qianlong 67 Moqarrar 67

Newcastle 3-10 Stakes (Class 2) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Lake Volta  82  80  82  (71)  (--)  (86)  (81)
 Encrypted  81  81  (70)  (45)  (80)  66  (38)
 Shaya  59  (--)  59  (58)  (80)  (41)  --
 River Boyne  59  59  (55)  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Beatbox Rhythm 97 It Dont Come Easy 91 Encrypted 81

Newcastle 3-40 Stakes (Class 5) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Subhaan  83  77  (77)  57  83  --  --
 Jacquard  65  65  (47)  (--)  --  --  --
 Palawan  65  --  (72)  (54)  (58)  (53)  65
 Ventura Secret  0  (79)  (85)  (80)  (55)  (69)  (50)

LTO Speed: Ventura Secret 79 Subhaan 77 Jacquard 65

Newcastle 4-10 Handicap (Class 4) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Boy In The Bar  88  88  (88)  (101)  (100)  (89)  (64)
 Nezar  88  (94)  50  (78)  (83)  88  --
 Summerghand  86  86  (86)  (56)  (41)  (63)  (75)
 Tricky Dicky  85  (63)  85  (80)  (77)  (47)  (83)

LTO Speed: Johnny Cavagin 96 Nezar 94 Bahamian Dollar 91

Newcastle 4-40 Handicap (Class 5) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Fruit Salad  81  66  (48)  (72)  81  (72)  (73)
 Oriental Splendour  80  (62)  (77)  (53)  (67)  (74)  (81)
 Fredricka  80  (68)  (43)  (57)  69  (55)  47
 Duke Cosimo  77  77  74  (80)  (77)  (77)  (19)

LTO Speed: Indian Pursuit 85 Duke Cosimo 77 Bondi Beach Boy 76

Newcastle 5-10 Handicap (Class 5) 5f  (See Speed Six)

Yarmouth

Yarmouth 1-30 Stakes (Class 4) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Heather Lark  64  (55)  64  --  --  --  --
 Giving Glances  61  61  53  --  --  --  --
 Orchid Lily  60  60  --  --  --  --  --
 Girls Talk  51  --  51  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Giving Glances 61 Orchid Lily 60 Heather Lark 55

Yarmouth 2-00 Stakes (Class 4) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Celestin's  75  42  75  --  --  --  --
 Come With Me  54  --  54  --  --  --  --
 Aldbury Lass  29  29  --  --  --  --  --
 Esme Kate  24  24  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Celestin's 42 Aldbury Lass 29 Esme Kate 24

Yarmouth 2-30 Stakes (Class 4) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Hula Girl  68  68  54  --  --  --  --
 Spenny's Lass  59  44  59  --  --  --  --
 Falcon's Vision  53  53  (45)  49  43  --  --
 Sandkissed  33  33  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Hula Girl 68 Falcon's Vision 53 Spenny's Lass 44

Yarmouth 3-00 Handicap (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Zabaletaswansong  71  35  --  32  (30)  33  71
 Laubali  66  56  66  12  --  --  --
 Mutabaahy  66  49  66  24  --  --  --
 Lina's Star  64  (49)  64  43  61  13  --

LTO Speed: Chillala 63 Zizum 59 Laubali 56

Yarmouth 3-30 Handicap (Class 5) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Cordite  85  39  53  85  73  62  78
 Tyrsal  83  58  66  69  --  59  82
 Incredible Dream  81  81  --  --  77  --  72
 Big Sigh  79  79  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Incredible Dream 81 Big Sigh 79 Dolphin Village 75

Yarmouth 4-00 Handicap (Class 6) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Slow To Hand  88  (64)  (62)  60  88  17  (59)
 Rowlestonerendezvu  85  (64)  37  56  53  85  54
 Rubis  78  71  78  58  69  66  43
 Captain Pugwash  76  (58)  53  76  70  --  --

LTO Speed: Rock On Dandy 74 Rubis 71 Rockley Point 68

Yarmouth 4-30 Handicap (Class 6) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Twilight Spirit  76  76  52  67  75  56  46
 Bahamian Paradise  76  (71)  34  60  76  --  --
 Hitman  76  76  54  66  37  26  49
 Ubla  74  (82)  (75)  (76)  67  71  74

LTO Speed: Ubla 82 Twilight Spirit 76 Hitman 76

Yarmouth 5-00 Handicap (Class 6) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Tellovoi  86  36  53  50  --  69  70
 Strictly Carter  78  64  (51)  57  78  (62)  (67)
 Commanche  76  42  (41)  (66)  49  46  69
 Le Manege Enchante  73  51  60  73  52  44  65

LTO Speed: Nicky Baby 73 Strictly Carter 64 Noneedtotellme 61

 

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