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    apracing
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    <br>At first glance just another AW nursery handicap, but the Prescott runner, View From The Top, has a number of unique features that add interest to the contest.

    To start with, Prescott bought this colt at the Newmarket sales in October for 57,000 gns and I cannot remember the last time, if ever, that he took over a horse from another trainer at an auction. So the first interest is to see how he gets on with a horse that has had it’s first three runs and been handicapped by someone else.

    The second thing is why would you pay so much for a 2-y-old with an official rating of 68? He’ll need to push that up to at least 90 to justify the price – a 68 horse would normally change hands for around 15,000 max.

    So what does he know that might explain his bid – well the horse was bred by Hesmonds Stud and he trains for them – in fact he trained it’s half brother Alphaeus for them to win three races. Also it was ridden by Seb Sanders on two of it’s three not very inspiring runs on maiden company.

    The current owners are concealed behind a syndicate name that is brand new to the ownership game. But if my guess is right, don’t be surprised to see this one well backed, and out again in one of his two entries on Dec 27th to give them a flying start.

    AP

    #34268
    empty walletempty wallet
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    Interesting post AP and an interesting little Nursery

    Step up may also suit the Prescott runner

    #34269
    apracing
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    <br>The only remaining mystery is how Prescott is going to explain that to the owners that paid 57,000 gns.

    Pulled very hard for four furlongs and beat one home.

    AP<br>

    #34270
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    You would expect it to improve for the run.  And a step up in trip in h’cap company.<br>Expect it to run up a future three or four-timer between 12 – 14f.

    #34271
    davidjohnson
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    Like Alan says, it pulled it’s riders arms out, not sure how a step up in trip will suit it in any way at all.

    #34272
    Alderbrook
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    Now has 4 entries between 27-30 December, obviously all made before today’s run.

    One of the maidens he’s entered for has 8 entries from SMARK’s yard.

    If this beast does run in one of the 4 races I will watch the betting closely to see if SMARK is preparing the excuse "he needed the freshness knocking out of him"…

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