SINCE its established order in 1885, the William Hill Portland
Handicap (1.50pm) has handiest noticed 4 back-to-back winners, with Halmahera extremely
successful the race 3 years at the jump from 2002 to 2004.
Any such paucity of more than one winners of the 5½f contest displays
simply how exhausting it’s to win it once more, however I’m hoping A MOMENTOFMADNESS, ridden
via William Buick, can do exactly that day after today.
Since his win 12 months in the past, Charlie Hills’ six-year-old
hasn’t proven an terrible lot to indicate he’s as much as taking any such aggressive handicap,
alternatively he formed a lot better at York ultimate time.
Equilateral’s win on Wednesday confirmed Hills’ talent to get
sprinters again to their easiest and I’m hoping the similar will occur with A Momentofmadness.
He’s now working off a mark of 95, 4lbs not up to the mark
he gained off ultimate 12 months, and he seems the each-way guess within the race at 12/1.
The Frankie Dettori issue will certainly make
Justanotherbottle well-liked, however he’s were given to shoulder a 4lb upward push for his win at
Sandown whilst, despite the fact that obviously proficient, most probably favorite Bielsa faces a large
job taking over seasoned handicappers right here.
I’m hoping it’ll be a double at the card for Buick as I
fancy his mount SHINE SO BRIGHT within the Workforce Two Park Stakes (2.25pm).
Andrew Balding’s inmate has all the time been well-regarded and
used to be a long way from disgraced when 6th within the 2000 Guineas.
A setback saved him off the monitor for over 4 months however he
confirmed no in poor health results when making all to win the Workforce Two Sky Guess Town Of York
Stakes ultimate time.
I’m a large fan of Sir Dancealot, however a penalty makes his lifestyles
difficult, so I’ll be backing Shine So Vibrant at 11/8, with prerequisites certain to be
in his favour.
A Momentofmadness e/w 1.50pm Doncaster
Shine So Vibrant 2.25pm Doncaster