Diala in line for glory
28 June 2012
3.10 WARWICK MIDNIGHT RIDER
3.40 WARWICK DIALA
Midnight Rider will welcome a return to a surface with a bit of give. He was sixth to Trojan Rocket back in May at Newmarket on Good to Firm. Trojan Rocket has continued to frank the form by winning at the July course on Saturday. On both recent starts at Windsor Midnight Rider has found trouble in running and the hope is he’ll find plenty of room when swinging into the straight.
There are many fillies who carry the comments ‘should do better’ in their school reports in Warwick’s 3.40. Queen’s Revenge and Diala are two but in fairness Diala had a difficult seasonal debut - the QIPCO 1000 Guineas a race she was never in contention for, but nor was anything other than Homecoming Queen. Following her two runs in 2011 she was highly thought of within William Haggas’ yard.
The weather continues to play havoc on the racing schedules with the rain tormenting Newcastle ahead of their John Smith’s Northumberland Plate fixture. The course has a midday inspection and fingers are tightly crossed.
Ed Walker has had four winners from his last seven runners
Four of the last five favourites have won Yarmouth’s 2.20
Hayley Turner and Michael Bell have teamed up for a 31% strike rate at Yarmouth
Ollie Pears has won Newcastle’s 4.00 three times from his last five runners
The last ten winners of Warwick’s 2.10 came from the first two in the betting
Six of the last nine winners of Warwick’s 3.40 were favourite
Sir Henry Cecil has had seven winners from his last 14 runners at Warwick