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KNOW YOUR LIMIT ONE TO WATCH FOLLOWING LATE CHELMSFORD RUN
Showed a bit of promise on his Lingfield debut a fortnight earlier and his price halved (5-1) before the off in this 7f maiden.
With such market confidence behind Know Your Limit it was therefore something of a surprise to observe him being restrained to the rear of the pack following an alert break.
He was still out with the stragglers turning for home until his rider eventually shook him up.
Know Your Limit made late headway into fourth and Ed Walker’s colt is worth watching in the coming weeks.
Made a winning chasing debut at Chepstow and was quite well touted for this Class 2 event over 2m 4f.
Rock The Kasbah had ploughed through the mud to land a competitive Ascot handicap hurdle last January, so the rain probably arrived just too late for Philip Hobbs’s gelding as he was hopelessly outpaced until staying on into third.
Rock The Kasbah was conceding 8lb to useful winner O O Seven and remains a young chaser of considerable promise.
Was made to look very one-paced when Some Invitation and Monbeg Charmer increased the tempo quite markedly turning for home, but the front two are decent sorts.
Sandy Thomson’s five-year-old plugged on into third and already needs a more searching test of stamina.
Robintheaulad had shown promise on his earlier fourth to Master Of Finance at Ayr and has plenty of time on his side.
Bred to stay further than this extended nine furlongs, Hermann was well backed on his first run since finishing third on his debut at Doncaster in April. Richard Hannon’s son of Authorized duly landed some nice bets, albeit by a diminishing margin, but was idling in front.
There is better to come.
Wore blinkers on her successful bumper debut at Newbury in March but Hughie Morrison dispensed with the aids for this strong Listed bumper.
Held up well off the pace, Canoodle made steady headway to latch on to the leaders turning for home but she seemed to run out of steam on the testing surface, fading into eighth behind My Khaleesi.
The four-year-old also raced on what looked the most poached ground, so this wasn’t a bad effort.
Despite a string of duck eggs against his name, Holiday Magic was a major gamble. Mick Easterby’s gelding was gunned out of the gate by Nathan Evans and held a useful advantage until collared close home by Young John.
The cat is out of the bag now but Holiday Magic is clearly better than his current mark.
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