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 Wednesday both go on the all-weather at Kempton.

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BALLISTIC IS WORTH A SHOT AT KEMPTON

 

BALLISTIC (nap) is still a maiden after six career outings on the level, but did post a list-topping speed rating of 74 when placed over this trip at Lingfield latest, and is lightly raced enough in this sphere to take another step forward this evening.

I also like the fact that he is a son of Kodiac, as this sire's progeny have a decent strike-rate around the turns at Kempton.

Taking on same class rivals tonight, I'll be a player in this race if I can get anything like his early tissue odds of 4-1.

 

Kempton 6-15 Handicap (Class 5) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Ballistic  74  74  57  (67)  (40)  --  --
 French Twist  69  59  59  (40)  61  (46)  69
 Brandon  65  65  (6)  --  --  --  --
 Toffee Galore  60  (20)  60  (54)  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Ballistic 74 Brandon 65 French Twist 59

 

Rest of the Speed Six...

 

Catterick 4-05 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Choochoobugaloo  74  74  40  60  --  --  --
 Shadow's Girl  70  --  --  44  54  19  70
 Oenophile  64  64  --  --  --  --  --
 Toboggan's Fire  54  --  11  54  34  --  --

LTO Speed: Choochoobugaloo 74 Oenophile 64 Rococo Style 34

CHOOCHOOBUGALOO got off the mark over hurdles in no uncertain terms at Kelso last week, while at the same time managing to generate a list-topping speed rating of 74. Taking on same class opposition today, and with similar conditions prevailing, all looks set for this consistent mare to go in again.

 

Hereford 1-10 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Star Of Rory  91  91  50  --  --  --  --
 Monday Club  86  59  68  84  79  73  69
 Valse Au Taillons  76  76  --  --  --  --  --
 The Knot Is Tied  73  73  57  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Star Of Rory 91 Valse Au Taillons 76 The Knot Is Tied 73

STAR OF RORY hinted at better things to come over hurdles when finishing second to Dyliev at Warwick 11 days ago, a performance that also saw him register a speed rating big enough to put him top on the clock for today's same class contest. Granted, the gelding isn't known for his consistency, which is why I'll be wanting all of his early tissue odds of 5-1.

 

Hereford 1-45 Beginners Chase (Class 4) 21f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Aintree My Dream  104  104  34  --  --  --  --
 Mulcahys Hill  91  91  --  --  --  --  --
 Piton Pete  63  --  63  --  --  --  --
 Wilde Blue Yonder  26  26  (--)  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Aintree My Dream 104 Mulcahys Hill 91 Wilde Blue Yonder 26

AINTREE MY DREAM shouldn't be long in winning over fences, that's if he can build on his close up second to Calipso Collonges at Uttoxeter three weeks ago. Posting a list-dominant speed rating of 104 on that occasion, the form of the race is expected to stand up today, even more so as conditions look to be just about ideal. Pencilled in odds of 7-2 are another reason to look to get involved.

 

Kempton 7-45 Handicap (Class 6) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Harry Callahan  71  70  44  50  42  71  44
 Arlecchino's Arc  70  63  43  70  49  58  58
 Ember's Glow  68  68  66  63  42  47  35
 Singing The Blues  68  68  51  60  (56)  (61)  54

LTO Speed: Harry Callahan 70 Ember's Glow 68 Singing The Blues 68

HARRY CALLAHAN (nb) is finding some consistency now, with his last time out second over this track and trip translating into a premier LTO speed rating of 70. Top on the master speed list with a figure of 71, the gelding has enough ticks in the important boxes to open his account at the tenth time of asking tonight, while his pencilled in odds of 8-1 look bigger than they should be.

 

Lingfield 1-30 Handicap (Class 5) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Lady Marigold  86  77  77  86  (77)  75  61
 Chica De La Noche  82  72  82  71  82  80  67
 Hic Bibi  80  80  46  74  39  68  (44)
 Time Stands Still  79  56  48  (56)  64  79  (77)

LTO Speed: Hic Bibi 80 Lady Marigold 77 First Link 75

I'm going to give an each-way shout to forecast 11-1 shot LADY MARIGOLD in this ten-runner fillies handicap, as she will appreciate this return to Lingfield, and is racing over what is probably her optimum trip of seven furlongs. A one grade hike in class is not ideal, but all else looks to be in place for a big run. It will be interesting to see how she trades in the live market.

 

Rest of the racecards...

 

Catterick
 

Catterick 1-20 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 19f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Iconic Belle  93  --  56  93  --  --  --
 Coole Well  91  91  85  --  --  --  --
 Enfin Phil  80  80  38  --  --  --  --
 Hogan's Height  50  50  (--)  (--)  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Coole Well 91 Enfin Phil 80 Hogan's Height 50

 

Catterick 1-55 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 25f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Alto Des Mottes  77  36  23  77  --  (57)  --
 Shaiyzar  68  --  39  --  (24)  24  --
 Dartford Warbler  46  --  44  46  --  --  26
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Alto Des Mottes 36

 

Catterick 2-30 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 19f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Judge Earle  88  --  (--)  87  77  88  65
 Young Wolf  81  81  63  --  --  --  --
 Always Resolute  76  --  --  76  --  --  --
 Blottos  27  27  (--)  (70)  (63)  --  --

LTO Speed: Young Wolf 81 Blottos 27

 

Catterick 3-00 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 19f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Manwell  94  --  94  73  93  --  --
 Reverant Cust  75  75  --  59  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Reverant Cust 75

 

Catterick 3-35 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 25f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Achill Road Boy  81  --  66  (58)  65  81  --
 Bright Prospect  47  26  47  --  --  --  --
 Valleyofmilan  36  --  36  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Bright Prospect 26

 

Catterick 4-05 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 16f  (See Speed Six)

 

Hereford
 

Hereford 1-10 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 16f  (See Speed Six)

 

Hereford 1-45 Novices/Maiden Chase (Class 4) 21f  (See Speed Six)

 

Hereford 2-15 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 22f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Lord Du Mesnil  84  64  --  84  62  (--)  (--)
 Talktomenow  83  34  83  --  --  --  --
 Bold Plan  74  74  51  --  --  --  --
 Diomede Des Mottes  71  61  71  70  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Bold Plan 74 Boldmere 66 Lord Du Mesnil 64

 

Hereford 2-50 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Enola Gay  116  112  116  100  --  --  --
 Lillington  104  63  104  80  104  101  --
 Huntsman Son  101  90  60  101  --  --  --
 Cesar Collonges  96  96  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Enola Gay 112 Cesar Collonges 96 Huntsman Son 90

 

Hereford 3-20 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 25f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Conna Cross  103  103  56  --  --  --  --
 Dr Des  96  95  69  96  --  --  --
 Bramble Brook  96  38  96  --  --  --  --
 Easy Street  95  22  --  86  95  84  --

LTO Speed: Conna Cross 103 Dr Des 95 Thedrinkymeister 73

 

Hereford 3-55 Hunter Chase (Class 5) 21f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Flaming Charmer  76  38  76  12  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Flaming Charmer 38

 

Hereford 4-25 NH Flat Race (Class 5) 16f

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

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

 

Kempton
 

Kempton 4-40 Handicap (Class 7) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Storm Lightning  66  47  64  57  38  56  52
 Brother In Arms  65  43  65  53  64  53  (39)
 Dodgy Bob  65  55  65  47  40  (--)  (60)
 Mr Potter  65  28  58  44  30  65  57

LTO Speed: Dalness Express 63 Kyllukey 63

 

Kempton 5-15 Stakes (Class 5) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Trapani  59  40  59  --  --  --  --
 Natsovia  37  37  23  --  --  --  --
 Seeusoon  29  29  --  --  --  --  --
 Moonlit Sea  28  28  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Trapani 40 Natsovia 37 Seeusoon 29

 

Kempton 5-45 Maiden (Class 5) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Assimilation  51  51  --  --  --  --  --
 Fox Happy  41  41  --  --  --  --  --
 Storm Boy  38  38  27  --  --  --  --
 Spirit Of Angel  33  33  29  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Assimilation 51 Fox Happy 41 Storm Boy 38

 

Kempton 6-15 Handicap (Class 5) 7f  (See Speed Six)

 

Kempton 6-45 Handicap (Class 4) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Nezar  91  88  57  86  (85)  67  87
 National Glory  89  89  69  79  (56)  (83)  (84)
 Choice Encounter  89  89  73  80  89  (--)  (39)
 Kamra  88  77  71  80  88  83  (54)

LTO Speed: Red Alert 91 National Glory 89 Choice Encounter 89

 

Kempton 7-15 Handicap (Class 5) 11f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Baasha  74  72  63  63  74  69  73
 Ilhabela Fact  74  60  74  61  67  34  47
 Unit Of Assessment  73  58  50  61  73  --  --
 Esspeegee  71  23  42  (9)  71  (61)  --

LTO Speed: Baasha 72 Sir Prize 65 Make Good 62

 

Kempton 7-45 Handicap (Class 6) 12f  (See Speed Six)

 

Kempton 8-15 Handicap (Class 5) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Espresso Freddo  84  77  73  51  78  74  84
 Magic Mirror  83  58  66  82  83  64  78
 Red Gunner  82  33  46  54  69  82  81
 Mrs Benson  77  77  45  47  (65)  --  --

LTO Speed: Mrs Benson 77 Espresso Freddo 77 Claudine 74

 

Lingfield
 

Lingfield 1-00 Handicap (Class 6) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Swiss Cross  70  69  43  30  60  43  60
 Mr Andros  65  49  49  37  45  55  43
 Locommotion  63  53  62  63  62  (59)  (27)
 Haraz  63  63  30  19  11  17  41

LTO Speed: Swiss Cross 69 Haraz 63 Baby Gal 59

 

Lingfield 1-30 Handicap (Class 5) 7f  (See Speed Six)

 

Lingfield 2-05 Stakes (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 St Peters Basilica  68  68  54  --  --  --  --
 Shug  44  15  44  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: St Peters Basilica 68 The Man Of Mode 42 Derry Boy 37

 

Lingfield 2-40 Handicap (Class 2) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Cosmeapolitan  102  --  102  (89)  --  --  --
 C Note  98  61  98  (99)  (95)  (88)  (104)
 Pactolus  98  74  83  97  (89)  94  98
 Caspar The Cub  97  --  59  97  77  53  83

LTO Speed: Speed Company 100 Calling Out 95 Kyllachy Gala 93

 

Lingfield 3-10 Handicap (Class 6) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Contingency Fee  79  53  36  58  63  38  40
 Top Rock Talula  75  75  42  (34)  (21)  --  (--)
 Casa Comigo  70  65  70  63  (--)  --  --
 Magojiro  70  59  46  54  70  53  (68)

LTO Speed: Top Rock Talula 75 Casa Comigo 65 Argyle 64

 

Lingfield 3-45 Stakes (Class 5) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Vandella  92  92  --  --  --  --  --
 Mrs Meader  60  60  --  --  --  --  --
 Loch Lady  60  60  23  --  --  --  --
 Yvette  48  48  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Vandella 92 Mrs Meader 60 Loch Lady 60

 

 

 

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