Tiger to burn brightly at Brighton
3 July 2012
5.15 Brighton - Toga Tiger:
Rain and yet more rain is coming this week and to be frank I have given up on summer now. I wish I could say otherwise, particularly as we are planning to go on a camping trip later this month. I am afraid that the trip and the flat racing season this year is destined to be remembered for many things and one of them will certainly be the soft conditions. I know I seem to always bang on about the weather but it is quite simply depressing at a time when it should be uplifting.
My selection today will probably need flippers and a mask but nonetheless, here goes. I like the look of Toga Tiger in the 5.15 at Brighton. This horse did us a favour here on the blog last time out and he won with such ease I suspect that another win even under a 6lb penalty is not beyond him. He will not be a great price, but with the ground as it is at the moment just getting one through the hoop is what matters. My selection yesterday was a non-runner after the meeting at Ffos Las was abandoned.
Having interviewed Andrew Cooper on Racing UK yesterday I am very much looking forward to the Coral Eclipse meeting at Sandown. I will be working for Racing UK on the day and here on the blog I will be putting together a pocket guide to the runners in the big race later this week. My initial thoughts after looking at the entries are that So You Think is likely to end his career with a win. Aidan O’Brien admitted at Royal Ascot that last season he over-trained him and that after talking to his former trainer, Bart Cummins, he has modified his training regime.
This approach seemed to have worked given his easy Royal Ascot win and given that Aidan will have not continued to pile the work into him since then he may well be fresher than he was last year when he beat Workforce and if he is in that sort of form or better he will win again.
More analysis of the Eclipse will follow this week here on the blog if you can bear it!
Stay dry out there.