Adaayinourlife runs in the second division of Lingfield's divided eight furlong Handicap; and Tin Fandango, who has been so unlucky in terms of turf meeting cancellations, runs in the staying Handicap; an early start as Adaayinourlife's race is at 1145 and Tin Fandango's 12.15.
Adaayinourlife, who has not been overall
the easiest horse in the Yard to train, was off the track for four
months when he ran at Kempton at the beginning of the month; in all the
circumstances he ran a decent race, slightly one paced as the pace
lifted two out but keeping on all the way to the line to be beaten just
over four lengths. He doesn't have a particularly outstanding chance at
the weights this afternoon in a competitive handicap for the Grade and
he will need to run to something close to his best to be involved; but
the chance he does have will turn on him building on the promising
reappearance a fortnight ago (otherwise known as the bounce factor!)
One posititive about Tin Fandango is that
we have got him into a 0-60; for a horse who has been competitive off
67 and who has won over the c&d, admittedly more than four years ago
now, running off 60 in this company gives him a clear chance at his
best; it would be true to say that he didn't run to his form the last
twice on very easy turf and he goes back to the Lingfield polytrack to
put both of those runs behind him and get back to the level of form he showed at Ffos Las, Chepstow and Newbury in the Summer.
If he reproduces 90% of any of those three performances he has a really
competitive ew chance this afternoon; although self evidently he has
to achieve this in a different running environment.
The Blog missed off Queen of Steel's declaration at Fontwell tomorrow and she and James Davies do run in the Juvenile Hurdle.