London – He’s A Keeper can provide the key to the ebfstallions.com Silver Tankard Stakes at Pontefract on Monday.
Tom Dascombe’s youngster has shaped with promise in his three starts to date, all of which have been at Haydock.
This son of Brazen Beau got off the mark at the second attempt when landing the odds by a comfortable four lengths on soft ground in August.
Sent off 7-2 second-favourite for the Listed Ascendant Stakes, he was outpaced at a crucial stage but stayed on well to finish sixth behind Pyledriver.
Bearing that in mind, the stiff finish at Pontefract should play to He’s A Keeper’s strengths and he is rated the nap selection.
The 3600m of the Phil Bull Trophy Conditions Stakes will take some getting in soft ground so with that in mind, it is safest to go for a dual-purpose performer.
Possibly the one who fits the bill best in Keith Dalgleish’s Taxmeifyoucan.
Last seen winning over hurdles at Hexham over 4000m, stamina is certainly not going to be an issue for the five-year-old.
With #20,000 up for grabs, it is no wonder Dalgleish has decided to switch him back to the Flat.
Having not run under this code since December 2018, there is every chance he could be well handicapped.
Leader Writer can make his point again in the Ben Woollacott Memorial Handicap at Windsor.
This seven-year-old entire ended a two-year lean spell when scoring over this course and distance two weeks ago.
David Elsworth’s charge has been put up 2kg for his 1.5-length verdict over I’lletyougonow but looked to have a bit more in hand than the winning margin might suggest.
Atalanta Queen got up close home to win over 1600m at Southwell recently and can double up back at the Nottinghamshire track.
Robyn Brisland’s filly was probably decent value for her neck success and 1.5kg extra does not seem harsh as she returns for the Southwell Racecourse Irish Night On 9th November Handicap.
Musical Slave can make a winning start over fences in the ‘A Spirit Of Love’Memorial Race Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase at Plumpton.
Last seen winning a handicap hurdle at the Punchestown Festival in May, the six-year-old was completing a hat-trick after winning a couple of minor events previously.
He switches disciplines with a rating of 131, which makes him a very nice recruit for Philip Hobbs’ chasing team.- Press Association.