Speed Ratings - by Lawrence Taylor

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STORM MELODY IS WELL TICKED UP AT LINGFIELD

 

STORM MELODY (nap) finished a running on second to solid yardstick Album over this trip at Chelmsford 12 days ago, while at the same time managing to generate a list-topping speed rating of 72.

Remaining at Class 6 level this afternoon, and successful at this venue in the past, all looks set for this in-form 8yo son of Royal Applause to go one place better.

An 11-2 shot with William Hill at the time of writing, those odds or bigger should be taken.

 

Lingfield 4-00 Handicap (Class 6) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Storm Melody  72  72  63  55  39  (20)  (62)
 Arnoul Of Metz  69  69  54  --  --  --  --
 Passing Nod  68  56  62  54  29  68  55
 Dreamboat Annie  66  52  62  60  55  66  (48)

LTO Speed: Storm Melody 72 Arnoul Of Metz 69 Passing Nod 56

 

Rest of the Speed Six...

 

Lingfield 3-30 Handicap (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Power Over Me  80  80  (65)  50  --  --  --
 Desert Land  76  71  60  71  76  (59)  (70)
 Madrinho  75  (48)  53  (69)  (59)  (63)  (73)
 A Go Go  74  44  74  69  53  69  66

LTO Speed: Power Over Me 80 Desert Land 71 Shamshon 64

POWER OVER ME rates top on the clock for this eight-runner sprint handicap, courtesy of his victory over this trip at Chelmsford last month. A lightly raced 4yo son of Ivawood, the gelding is open to further improvement in this sphere, so should be able to follow up against today's same class opposition.

 

Newcastle 4-30 Handicap (Class 6) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Absolute Dream  80  48  44  61  --  46  (50)
 Mo Henry  70  62  32  67  59  70  --
 Like Sugar  70  70  (77)  (57)  (43)  --  --
 Tuned For Power  65  32  60  36  65  (22)  (50)

LTO Speed: Like Sugar 70 Nine Elms 63 Mo Henry 62

ABSOLUTE DREAM (nb) is racing off a handy official mark at present, and hinted at a return to winning ways when placed in a seven furlong handicap at this venue last month. Fully effective over today's longer trip of one mile, and with enough natural speed in his armoury to take advantage of a predicted weak pace, the selection looks primed to go well again - and at a decent price too.

 

Newcastle 5-00 Handicap (Class 5) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Deep Impression  71  45  71  (35)  (24)  (38)  (18)
 Apatite  65  65  54  --  49  --  --
 Musaytir  52  52  --  27  --  --  --
 Jack Of Trades  45  45  38  32  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Apatite 65 Musaytir 52 Deep Impression 45

DEEP IMPRESSION got off the mark on the all-weather in a one mile  handicap at Southwell a fortnight ago, even if the time of the race was nothing out of the ordinary. Posting a list-topping speed rating of 71 when finishing just out of the money at Kempton on her previous outing, the filly is clearly well up to winning today's modest five-runner affair, even more so as her sire's pedigree stats are okay for Newcastle.

 

Newcastle 6-30 Handicap (Class 4) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Caribbean Sunset  80  70  80  --  --  --  --
 Silent Queen  78  78  24  (78)  69  (38)  (49)
 Elusive Treat  74  74  48  52  (25)  --  --
 Kevin The Minion  70  44  67  70  57  --  --

LTO Speed: Silent Queen 78 Elusive Treat 74 Caribbean Sunset 70

It's hard to look past SILENT QUEEN in this seven-runner handicap sprint, as she trotted up on her return at Southwell earlier in the month, while at the same time managing to generate a premier LTO speed rating of 78. Clearly an 85+ horse in the making, the filly is confidently expected to overcome today's one grade hike in class and finish with her head in front.

 

Wincanton 1-20 Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 15f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Steady The Ship  78  78  (--)  (--)  --  --  --
 The Widdow Maker  67  67  62  --  --  --  --
 Fabrique En France  60  60  --  --  --  --  --
 Longshanks  52  --  52  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Steady The Ship 78 The Widdow Maker 67 Fabrique En France 60

STEADY THE SHIP posted a list-dominant speed rating of 78 when finishing a staying on second to Brewers Project over this course and distance last month, which puts plenty of ticks in the important boxes this afternoon.

 

Rest of the racecards...

 

Lingfield
 

Lingfield 12-30 Handicap (Class 5) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Galahad Threepwood  85  49  85  57  70  55  (41)
 Percy Prosecco  82  (--)  (--)  (58)  61  82  --
 Giga White  70  70  --  --  --  --  --
 Fraser Island  69  56  69  54  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Giga White 70 Harlow 67 Nawar 64

 

Lingfield 1-00 Handicap (Class 4) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Wholelotafun  73  --  64  73  62  50  50
 Space Kid  69  69  66  --  66  (44)  (22)
 Book Of Secrets  66  --  37  41  66  37  (42)
 Swinton Noon  65  --  65  55  58  46  --

LTO Speed: Space Kid 69 Symbolic Power 64

 

Lingfield 1-30 Handicap (Class 5) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Compass Point  79  62  44  54  75  56  54
 The Jean Genie  75  75  57  62  68  (56)  (40)
 Subliminal  73  46  73  67  55  42  60
 Goodwood Showman  72  72  --  54  (--)  (55)  (64)

LTO Speed: The Jean Genie 75 Goodwood Showman 72 Filles De Fleur 66

 

Lingfield 2-00 Handicap (Class 2) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Tadleel  108  88  (92)  (111)  (92)  (102)  108
 Highland Dress  105  85  105  (100)  82  (44)  (98)
 Sir Maximilian  102  102  89  86  95  92  (110)
 Gulliver  102  80  (97)  (110)  (96)  (87)  (96)

LTO Speed: Sir Maximilian 102 Tinto 100 Revolutionise 94

 

Lingfield 2-30 Handicap (Class 6) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Twentysharesofgrey  63  56  63  47  47  44  52
 Tommytwohoots  62  62  56  (--)  (51)  (48)  --
 Tashbeeh  62  62  (--)  48  (45)  (38)  (18)
 Say It As It Is  60  60  30  29  (52)  (33)  (82)

LTO Speed: Tommytwohoots 62 Tashbeeh 62 Say It As It Is 60

 

Lingfield 3-00 Maiden (Class 6) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 The Quiet Rebel  72  56  59  72  --  --  --
 Winnetka  71  71  52  48  (46)  (63)  59
 Double Dealing  57  57  --  --  --  --  --
 Yaddle  55  55  (40)  (40)  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Winnetka 71 Double Dealing 57 The Quiet Rebel 56

 

Lingfield 3-30 Handicap (Class 5) 6f  (See Speed Six)

 

Lingfield 4-00 Handicap (Class 6) 6f  (See Speed Six)

 

Ludlow
 

Ludlow 1-10 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Balleticon  80  80  --  --  --  --  --
 The Grey Falco  78  78  58  (--)  --  --  --
 North Point  61  61  --  --  --  --  --
 Bizerta  37  37  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Balleticon 80 The Grey Falco 78 North Point 61

 

Ludlow 1-40 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 21f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Onchan  84  --  84  60  --  --  --
 Roman Rock  74  74  (--)  (--)  --  --  --
 Gumbo Flyer  52  52  --  (--)  (--)  --  --
 Arcadian Pearl  49  --  49  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Roman Rock 74 Gumbo Flyer 52 Tom O'Roughley 31

 

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

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Catamaran Du Seuil  100  --  60  100  --  --  --
 Enzo D'Airy  99  84  79  99  --  --  --
 Golden Whisky  96  --  79  96  --  --  --
 Faustinovick  94  94  82  44  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Faustinovick 94 Enzo D'Airy 84 Punches Cross 59

 

Ludlow 2-40 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Sandymount Rose  92  62  87  92  --  --  --
 Shambra  84  (--)  (62)  84  --  --  --
 Wilde Spirit  83  83  31  43  72  --  --
 Robin Gold  77  46  --  67  14  36  77

LTO Speed: Wilde Spirit 83 Memphis Bell 69 Sandymount Rose 62

 

Ludlow 3-10 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Fact Flow  80  --  80  --  23  35  --
 Royal Act  77  --  38  --  77  51  --
 El Scorpio  76  --  76  --  --  --  --
 Midnight Mustang  73  56  --  73  (45)  --  --

LTO Speed: Khairagash 63 Midnight Mustang 56 Dorado Dollar 56

 

Ludlow 3-40 Hunter Chase (Class 5) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Reikers Island  75  75  --  --  --  --  --
 Ennistown  74  (41)  74  --  --  --  --
 Hazel Hill  48  48  --  --  --  --  --
 Drumhart  33  33  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Reikers Island 75 Hazel Hill 48 Ennistown 41

 

Ludlow 4-10 NH Flat Race (Class 4) 14f

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

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

 

Newcastle
 

Newcastle 4-30 Handicap (Class 6) 8f  (See Speed Six)

 

Newcastle 5-00 Handicap (Class 5) 8f  (See Speed Six)

 

Newcastle 5-30 Stakes (Class 5) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Captain Cooper  88  58  88  --  --  --  --
 Abrag  56  39  56  --  --  --  --
 Chillsea  50  50  39  --  --  --  --
 Royal Heart  41  41  15  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Captain Cooper 58 Chillsea 50 Royal Heart 41

 

Newcastle 6-00 Handicap (Class 6) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Chosen World  80  66  49  68  --  (--)  59
 Bobby Joe Leg  74  60  60  69  73  58  55
 Pivotal Decision  72  38  65  72  45  --  --
 Nordic Fire  72  72  62  68  58  57  52

LTO Speed: Nordic Fire 72 Calonne 69 Chosen World 66

 

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

 

Newcastle 7-00 Handicap (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Glenamoy Lad  93  65  63  62  (66)  (53)  (40)
 Lucky Lodge  84  52  65  74  61  47  74
 Oriental Lilly  80  56  65  66  58  80  58
 Tathmeen  79  68  56  72  62  61  48

LTO Speed: Pearl Of Qatar 71 Tathmeen 68 Glenamoy Lad 65

 

Newcastle 7-30 Handicap (Class 4) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Birkenhead  95  59  88  56  95  (69)  (74)
 Klopp  93  68  81  80  76  58  80
 El Hombre  93  86  73  86  69  79  87
 Mondammej  89  72  89  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: El Hombre 86 Heer We Go Again 82 Mondammej 72

 

Wincanton
 

Wincanton 1-20 Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 15f  (See Speed Six)

 

Wincanton 1-50 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 25f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Findusatgorcombe  86  86  64  --  --  --  --
 Broadclyst  85  85  --  --  78  9  --
 Favori De Sivola  84  84  48  --  --  --  --
 Anywayyoulookatit  83  17  83  72  (--)  68  68

LTO Speed: Findusatgorcombe 86 Broadclyst 85 Favori De Sivola 84

 

Wincanton 2-20 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 21f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Ashfield Paddy  92  (11)  (62)  92  --  --  --
 Global Fame  85  85  --  --  --  --  --
 Buckhorn George  82  82  56  39  --  --  --
 Brinkley  78  --  78  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Global Fame 85 Buckhorn George 82 Kk Lexion 75

 

Wincanton 2-50 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Mister Murchan  76  43  39  76  (46)  (--)  (--)
 Crealion  76  75  76  50  (--)  --  --
 Premiumaccess  65  65  (--)  (14)  (--)  --  --
 God Knows Why  53  53  (--)  (76)  (--)  --  --

LTO Speed: Crealion 75 Baignard 67 Premiumaccess 65

 

Wincanton 3-20 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 15f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Rosie And Millie  95  86  76  95  91  72  --
 Dino Velvet  94  --  84  94  --  56  67
 River Bray  90  --  90  --  52  65  12
 Kloud Gate  71  20  71  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Rosie And Millie 86 Mack The Man 65 Kloud Gate 20

 

Wincanton 3-50 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 27f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Dawson City  107  87  107  --  24  --  --
 The Kings Writ  105  21  (72)  56  105  --  --
 Cyclop  104  85  77  (100)  104  (30)  --
 Dieu Vivant  65  65  44  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Dawson City 87 Cyclop 85 Dieu Vivant 65

 

Wincanton 4-20 NH Flat Race (Class 5) 15f

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

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

 

 


 

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