A busy Tuesday’s racing offers up 31 races across 5 venues. We will need to exhibit great patience as we will be waiting to plunge on the 31st and final race of the day.
The 7f handicap at Leicester’s evening meeting (2030 BST) initially looks like a competitive affair. 18 runners go to post, and as a 3yo handicap, plenty of these have scope to improve on previous form.
All that being said, the James Eustace trained Coverham looks like a really good bet.
This horse will strip fit having had 2 handicap runs recently on the all-weather. A comeback run at Chelmsford was decent enough, but for us it was his last run at Kempton that really caught the eye.
He travelled well from just off the pace, but took a little while to hit top speed off the home bend, eventually being denied by a fast-diminishing short head by an in-form horse.
He is by the sire Bated Breath, himself a fast ground 7f specialist, so the switch back to these turf conditions if anything should help find more improvement. In addition the straight 7f should help this long-striding type to find full pace more easily than the turns of Kempton.
Under regular stable jockey Ryan Tate he could take a world of beating and registers a very confident vote. Now we just have to be patient….
Recommendation: Coverham, (2030 Leicester), 9/2 generally available.
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