Speed Ratings - by Lawrence Taylor

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OH THIS IS US RATES A PREMIER PICK AT SANDOWN

 

OH THIS IS US (nap) posted a premier LTO speed rating of 122 when landing a one mile conditions event at Lingfield (AW), while last season's exploits saw him place in a Group 3 contest on the turf at Salisbury in August.

Blessed with a smart turn of foot at the business end of his races, it will come as no surprise if this 6yo son of Acclamation goes in again this afternoon, despite the fact that he is back up in class.

A 12-1 shot with a couple of firms at the time of writing (11-1 elsewhere), those odds should be taken.

 

Sandown 3-35 Group 2 (Class 1) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Sharja Bridge  118  112  118  115  --  --  --
 Zwayyan  113  101  104  (90)  85  91  113
 Oh This Is Us  111  (122)  (95)  (113)  (98)  --  --
 Mitchum Swagger  107  --  103  107  105  --  --

LTO Speed: Oh This Is Us 122 Sharja Bridge 112 Addeybb 112

 

Rest of the Speed Six...

 

Bangor-on-dee 6-15 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Mrs Burbidge  87  87  --  (60)  (--)  --  --
 Northern Beau  75  75  --  56  58  69  --
 Ortenzia  64  --  --  64  --  (41)  --
 Eastern Lady  46  46  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Mrs Burbidge 87 Northern Beau 75 Cock A Doodle Doo 55

Northern Beau has been pencilled in as the 13-8 favourite for this seven-runner handicap chase, but has a fair few points for find on the clock with MRS BURBIDGE. The selection earned her top figure of 87 when runner-up at Plumpton last time out, and can be fancied to go one place better today despite taking another step up in class. However, the mare probably won't want too much rain to hit the track between now and post time (showers forecast).

 

Chepstow 6-25 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 19f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Triple Chief  109  109  106  86  47  67  --
 Keep Moving  95  82  95  --  --  70  --
 Air De Rock  89  81  89  80  87  --  --
 Barton Knoll  88  83  77  88  81  31  --

LTO Speed: Triple Chief 109 Bestwork 86 Barton Knoll 83

TRIPLE CHIEF has been finding it hard to finish with his head in front of late, but did post a list-dominant speed rating of 109 when finishing second at Taunton latest, and also has a solid backup number of 106 to his name. Up a notch in class today, but with conditions to suit, I'll be a player in this race if I can get anything like his early tissue odds of 9-2.

 

Doncaster 1-40 Handicap (Class 4) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Forest Of Dean  85  85  (--)  (38)  74  --  --
 Billy No Mates  79  74  79  --  --  --  --
 Spencers Son  71  (72)  (62)  71  --  --  --
 Days Of Glory  71  60  (74)  71  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Forest Of Dean 85 Ritchie Valens 83 Billy No Mates 74

FOREST OF DEAN rates top on the clock for this ten-runner middle-distance handicap. courtesy of his second to Sameem at Redcar earlier in the month. Very much at home on a galloping track and good ground, the selection has his conditions again today, and could easily go one place better against these same class rivals. Having said that, I wouldn't want to take less than his early tissue odds of 11-4, as this race has some likely improvers in the line up. 

 

Sandown 1-50 Handicap (Class 2) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Reggae Runner  95  95  (81)  (50)  (51)  --  --
 Reeves  90  90  79  73  74  --  --
 Fox Leicester  87  (72)  66  87  --  --  --
 Migration  73  73  71  29  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Reggae Runner 95 Reeves 90 Loch Ness Monster 81

REGGAE RUNNER hasn't done much wrong of late, evidence his ready victory on the all-weather at Lingfield on his penultimate outing, and the career-best speed rating of 95 he posted when just denied by Coolagh Forest at Musselburgh last week. Once raced on turf, the colt is expected to take another step forward this afternoon, and that could see him return to the winners enclosure. Pencilled in at 6-1 on the early tissue, and already a 13-2 shot with some of the smaller firms, I'll definitely be a player and not a watcher at those kind of odds.

 

Sandown 5-05 Handicap (Class 3) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Big Baby Bull  88  88  84  (65)  --  --  --
 James Park Woods  80  (41)  49  80  --  --  --
 Prince Of Harts  79  (69)  79  59  --  --  --
 Layaleena  70  70  (79)  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Big Baby Bull 88 Noble Lineage 82 Layaleena 70

BIG BABY BULL (nb) landed a one mile handicap at Doncaster on his final turf outing of 2018, while at the same time posting a speed rating big enough to put him top on the clock for today's same class contest. Effective on most types of ground, and bred to go just as well over middle distances, this 3yo son of Tagula should prove to be a progressive sort during his second season.

Rest of the racecards...

 

Bangor-on-dee
 

Bangor-on-dee 4-40 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Charlie Snow Angel  90  --  90  --  --  --  --
 Lickpenny Larry  87  57  73  53  46  87  --
 Thyne For Gold  81  --  81  --  --  72  --
 Vivaccio  75  --  67  37  --  75  --

LTO Speed: Lickpenny Larry 57 Smuggler's Blues 29

 

Bangor-on-dee 5-10 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 17f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Constancio  98  87  --  98  90  80  80
 Lucky Lover Boy  90  90  43  83  46  --  --
 Pink Legend  89  77  56  89  37  --  --
 Court Jurado  72  72  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Lucky Lover Boy 90 Constancio 87 Pink Legend 77

 

Bangor-on-dee 5-40 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Danceintothelight  85  71  --  84  85  57  39
 Georgian Firebird  81  --  --  81  63  --  --
 Dartagnan Le Dun  80  60  52  80  (--)  --  --
 Little Stevie  79  33  37  79  79  56  --

LTO Speed: Kalaskadesemilley 77 Seapoint 71 Danceintothelight 71

 

Bangor-on-dee 6-15 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 20f  (See Speed Six)

 

Bangor-on-dee 6-50 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 23f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Potters Hedger  89  89  --  --  58  --  --
 Tempuran  86  --  86  --  --  --  --
 Steel Wave  83  --  28  (78)  --  19  56
 Legal Eyes  72  72  42  58  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Potters Hedger 89 Legal Eyes 72 Arctic Road 64

 

Bangor-on-dee 7-20 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 30f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Another Frontier  93  (49)  --  --  --  79  --
 Chase The Wind  91  20  80  91  76  65  --
 Packettotherafters  89  --  --  --  89  --  --
 Lowanbehold  61  61  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Lowanbehold 61 Another Frontier 49 Mahler Lad 45

 

Bangor-on-dee 7-50 NH Flat Race (Class 5) 17f

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

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

 

Chepstow
 

Chepstow 4-50 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 26f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Kovera  81  73  56  --  (88)  81  --
 Dont Be Robin  76  74  --  76  34  74  (62)
 Kilcrea Bridge  70  30  70  38  25  --  --
 Conas Taoi  52  33  29  --  --  --  52

LTO Speed: Dont Be Robin 74 Kovera 73 Midnight Magic 37

 

Chepstow 5-20 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Shiroccan Roll  91  --  35  38  91  58  --
 Alrightjack  89  67  52  89  22  (--)  (--)
 Jatiluwih  75  75  --  --  --  --  --
 Lapford Lad  33  33  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Jatiluwih 75 Alrightjack 67 Lapford Lad 33

 

Chepstow 5-50 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Grey Diamond  83  --  83  58  37  --  --
 Chapmanshype  82  82  (--)  (--)  --  --  --
 The Crooner  74  --  74  --  --  --  --
 Beau Haze  47  47  31  (--)  (--)  --  --

LTO Speed: Chapmanshype 82 Beau Haze 47 Super Mac 26

 

Chepstow 6-25 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 19f  (See Speed Six)

 

Chepstow 7-00 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Tanacando  89  (--)  (59)  89  --  --  --
 Adherence  87  87  --  --  --  --  --
 Floresco  82  (--)  --  66  82  --  (--)
 Espalion  80  80  --  26  21  56  --

LTO Speed: Adherence 87 Espalion 80 Flints Legacy 66

 

Chepstow 7-30 Hunter Chase (Class 5) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Pink Eyed Pedro  72  (45)  37  72  58  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Pink Eyed Pedro 45

 

Chepstow 8-00 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Mere Anarchy  88  60  73  82  70  88  67
 Bardd  88  88  --  46  56  --  --
 Delface  86  66  77  86  --  50  --
 Nabhan  81  41  24  --  81  --  --

LTO Speed: Bardd 88 Delface 66 Mere Anarchy 60

 

Doncaster
 

Doncaster 1-40 Handicap (Class 4) 10f  (See Speed Six)

 

Doncaster 2-15 Handicap (Class 5) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Abushamah  85  (56)  (46)  (--)  85  70  52
 Somewhere Secret  82  (46)  (35)  (82)  (77)  79  47
 Royal Connoisseur  81  (26)  (41)  (79)  69  81  --
 Atalanta's Boy  79  79  41  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Atalanta's Boy 79 Fighting Temeraire 79 Redarna 76

 

Doncaster 2-50 Stakes (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Time For Bed  95  95  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Time For Bed 95 Hareem Queen 45

 

Doncaster 3-25 Handicap (Class 3) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Constant  101  60  76  101  --  --  --
 Kinks  93  62  37  93  56  58  --
 Fastman  90  75  90  88  --  --  --
 Princess Power  89  89  60  79  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Moraawed 90 Princess Power 89 Topical 88

 

Doncaster 3-55 Handicap (Class 4) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Desert Ace  95  (39)  68  95  80  79  --
 Hawaam  95  63  95  (71)  77  77  84
 Canford Bay  94  94  (91)  (88)  (82)  (95)  63
 Nibras Again  91  91  (84)  (86)  90  87  --

LTO Speed: Canford Bay 94 Nibras Again 91 Requinto Dawn 88

 

Doncaster 4-25 Handicap (Class 4) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Royal Flag  98  (--)  --  98  --  --  --
 Stone The Crows  87  87  30  --  --  --  --
 Carnwennan  83  (52)  83  --  --  --  --
 Stormin Tom  76  43  76  70  54  --  --

LTO Speed: Groveman 89 Stone The Crows 87 Bailarico 75

 

Doncaster 5-00 Handicap (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Penny Pot Lane  63  63  (38)  43  (52)  (55)  --
 Tundra  62  (56)  (60)  (65)  (80)  62  --
 Red Allure  58  34  58  47  --  --  --
 Dream World  52  (60)  (51)  52  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Alba Del Sole 67 Mystical Moon 66 Supaulette 63

 

Kilbeggan
 

Kilbeggan 4-55 Novices/Maiden Hurdle 19f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Batcio  78  78  66  (--)  53  (--)  --
 Dasmyhoss  76  76  --  --  --  --  --
 Touch Of Oscar  73  64  73  (--)  --  --  --
 Ringo Kid  70  44  70  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Batcio 78 Dasmyhoss 76 Licklighter 65

 

Kilbeggan 5-30 Novices/Maiden Hurdle 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Andalusa  89  88  76  89  57  --  --
 Institution  85  --  85  69  --  --  --
 Everlastingpromise  77  77  21  --  --  --  --
 Beat Of The Sea  67  67  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Andalusa 88 Everlastingpromise 77 Beat Of The Sea 67

 

Kilbeggan 6-05 Handicap Hurdle 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Billy's Angel  85  (--)  (89)  85  47  --  --
 Back To Bataan  84  84  19  --  --  --  --
 Niccolai  80  80  --  --  --  59  --
 Scotch Quay  76  44  76  --  33  --  --

LTO Speed: Back To Bataan 84 Niccolai 80 Roachdale House 61

 

Kilbeggan 6-40 Handicap Hurdle 25f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Ashton Court  78  58  78  52  --  29  --
 Sea Scorpion  72  --  72  54  --  --  --
 Loch Luatha  69  (--)  40  69  (33)  (--)  (79)
 Miss McIlroy  68  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Goulane Jessie 61 Mossy White 60 Ashton Court 58

 

Kilbeggan 7-10 Novices/Maiden Chase 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Tell Me Annie  88  81  72  88  --  86  (--)
 Mega Mindy  77  77  --  --  --  --  --
 Comehere Hi  63  (52)  63  --  --  --  --
 Little Princess  61  --  61  (--)  (--)  (52)  (--)

LTO Speed: Tell Me Annie 81 Mega Mindy 77 Comehere Hi 52

 

Kilbeggan 7-40 Handicap Chase 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Slemish  86  86  --  --  --  --  --
 Bellgrove  86  --  48  49  86  65  --
 Whatsinthecorner  86  --  (16)  83  (31)  (50)  (79)
 Jimmyjames  86  --  43  86  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Slemish 86 Takemeback 70 Celebrity Status 59

 

Kilbeggan 8-10 NH Flat Race 16f

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

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

 

Perth
 

Perth 1-30 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 West Coast Lass  92  32  87  75  72  92  64
 Edene D'arc  89  71  89  75  --  38  --
 Off The Hook  77  69  68  42  70  77  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Edene D'arc 71 Off The Hook 69 West Coast Lass 32

 

Perth 2-05 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Away For Slates  100  67  --  99  95  100  (--)
 Imada  98  45  98  (--)  --  --  --
 Luckofthedraw  94  --  --  80  --  94  --
 Boy's On Tour  93  --  93  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Christmas In April 71 Away For Slates 67 Western Rules 51

 

Perth 2-40 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Count Simon  111  106  79  111  --  --  88
 Spirit Of Kayf  110  66  110  64  --  --  --
 Secrete Stream  105  105  --  --  --  --  --
 Whatmore  101  101  92  60  98  --  --

LTO Speed: Count Simon 106 Secrete Stream 105 Whatmore 101

 

Perth 3-15 Conditions Chase (Class 1) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Mrs Lovett  113  64  83  70  --  92  113
 Got Away  108  105  97  108  104  45  --
 Treackle Tart  105  31  105  35  39  90  --
 Socksy  104  --  --  --  --  104  (--)

LTO Speed: Got Away 105 Lucca Lady 87 Mrs Lovett 64

 

Perth 3-45 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Permission Granted  84  52  52  84  --  --  --
 Rioja Day  82  72  --  81  59  82  --
 Another Mattie  78  60  32  --  78  --  --
 Wild Sam  74  74  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Wild Sam 74 Rioja Day 72 Allduckornodinner 61

 

Perth 4-15 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 31f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Achill Road Boy  101  --  101  --  73  (65)  72
 Gold Opera  98  54  49  68  98  --  --
 Late Date  93  67  78  --  93  --  --
 Carrigdhoun  91  59  --  --  46  91  --

LTO Speed: Calivigny 91 Late Date 67 Harry The Viking 62

 

Perth 4-45 NH Flat Race (Class 4) 16f

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

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

 

Perth 5-15 NH Flat Race (Class 4) 16f

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

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

 

Sandown
 

Sandown 1-50 Handicap (Class 2) 8f  (See Speed Six)

 

Sandown 2-25 Group 3 (Class 1) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Crystal Ocean  125  125  (120)  --  --  --  --
 Pivoine  113  (98)  113  --  --  --  --
 Extra Elusive  73  (115)  73  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Crystal Ocean 125 Extra Elusive 115 Fabricate 106

 

Sandown 3-00 Group 3 (Class 1) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Prince Eiji  88  --  88  45  --  --  --
 Kuwait Currency  88  67  67  88  --  --  --
 Bangkok  86  86  76  38  --  --  --
 Persian Moon  85  56  85  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Bangkok 86 Alfaatik 69 Technician 67

 

Sandown 3-35 Group 2 (Class 1) 8f  (See Speed Six)

 

Sandown 4-05 Handicap (Class 2) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Michaels Choice  92  (73)  92  62  --  --  --
 Leodis Dream  91  91  (74)  87  70  --  --
 Recon Mission  91  81  91  81  --  --  --
 Pass The Gin  90  29  90  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Leodis Dream 91 Recon Mission 81 Prince Of Rome 77

 

Sandown 4-35 Stakes (Class 4) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Sparkle Roll  77  77  48  --  --  --  --
 King Power  70  70  --  --  --  --  --
 Monogamy  69  69  --  --  --  --  --
 Scentasia  60  (39)  60  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Sparkle Roll 77 King Power 70 Monogamy 69

 

Sandown 5-05 Handicap (Class 3) 10f  (See Speed Six)

 

 

 

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