A nice winner of the Leger yesterday helped to balance the….err…ledger. The grinding win of Capri in the final classic compensated for the earlier defeat of 2pt selection Vibrant Chords who was runner-up in the huge field for the Portland. That would normally be unlucky, but the winner simply tanked home, and second was a distant second.
From the sublime of the Donny races, to the now routinely ridiculous standard of UK Sunday racing which sees Ffos Las and Bath vie for our attention.
Its the West Wales track that wins the day, with the prospect of soft ground impacting the form. The 7f handicap (1530 BST) will not be winning any quality contests, but it may just offer the only hope of a bet for the day.
Trainer Eve Johnson-Houghton has had her horses in flying form all Summer and she relies on the 3yo filly Waves to keep up the good stable work.
Waves absolutely bolted up on her only previous encounter with soft ground at Bath in May. We have seen nothing like that form since. It may just have been a flash in the pan, but it may just be worth giving her the benefit of the doubt that the soft surface was critical to success.
If that is the case, then a soggy Ffos Las may just be enough to spark a revival. It could be worth taking the risk.
Recommendation: Waves, (1535 Ffos Las), 1pt win, 8/1 Paddy Power, BetVictor
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