Eye-catching horses to follow the progress of in 2019

KEMPTON January 5 (standard-slow)

7f fillies and mares novice (Class 5)

FAIR FORM

PACIFICADORA (Simon Dow) is a good looking filly and was heavily bet at fancy odds close to the off. She lost all chance after a sluggish start, but rattled home in third and is clearly above average. The Dow yard is about to hit top form and she’ll win soon. Hit top form with your own stakes using markets at BetStars nj to stay on track.

PLUMPTON January 6 (good-soft, soft in places)

2m3f110y novice chase (Class 3)

CRACKING CONTEST

GOOD MAN PAT (Alan King) was pretty fit on this return from a 268-day break and ran an eye-catching race in third. He wasn’t knocked about at any stage under a quiet ride from Wayne Hutchinson and will leave this form behind.

2m4f110y novice hurdle (Class 3)

ABOVE AVERAGE EVENT

ÉCLAIR DU GUYE (Lucy Wadham) looked in great shape and, as was the case on his previous outing here, shaped encouragingly despite finishing out of the money. He travels like a useful horse and should thrive when moved into handicaps.

LINGFIELD January 9 (standard)

6f handicap (Class 6)

COMPETITIVE RACE FOR THE GRADE

FIRST LINK (Jean-Rene Auvray) is a tall, leggy filly who looks as if she’s taken an age to strengthen. She was slightly outpaced throughout, but stayed on strongly in the straight to finish fifth. A return to 7f will see her win a similar race.

KEMPTON January 9 (standard-slow)

1m three-year-old novice (Class 5)

ABOVE AVERAGE EVENT

DOBRIANKA (Ralph Beckett) is an attractive filly who was well backed in the morning before drifting near the off. She had no chance after racing wide without cover, but showed plenty of raw ability to finish mid-division and will improve for the experience. She’s from a decent family – dam was Group placed in France – and is one to keep an eye on.

LINGFIELD January 11 (standard)

1m handicap (Class 6)

FAIR FORM

SCREAMING GEMINI (Tony Carroll) looked in great shape and would have gone close but for being hampered a couple of times in the straight. He’s slipped back to a handy mark and will win a similar event soon.

6f novice (Class 5)

BARRITUS (George Baker) is built like a bull but looked pretty fit on this return from a year on the side-lines. He attracted massive support (25-1 to 5-1) and ran a nailer to finish second after missing the break and being forced wide. He’ll stay beyond this trip and will be hard to beat next time.

LINGFIELD January 12 (standard)

6f handicap (Class 3)

COMPETITIVE EVENT

GORGEOUS NOORA (Archie Watson) isn’t the biggest but she looked in cracking shape and was well backed near the off. Unfortunately she wasn’t able to land a blow after being hampered inside the final furlong, shaping much better than her finishing position suggests. Her trainer is a dab hand with his AW runners and she will win soon.

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