An interesting day in prospect with two competitive chances at Sunbury; don't take too much notice of any RP statements about Point in Time's form being patchy, her two slightly below par runs, at Sandown in the middle of June and at Kempton at the beginning of last month, were during the spell when very nearly the entire string were not running great; aside from this she has been a quietly progressive filly since we got her onto the track in the Autumn of 2017. Stepped up in trip to an extended 13 furlong Handicap at Newbury two and a half weeks ago she came within the smallest possible nose,witness the video here, of landing both a really nice race and some bets of 120/1 struck on the exchanges. She comes back down a furlong and a half this afternoon but that should not be a issue under David, who won cosily with her over today's trip at Kempton last November, and she goes to Sunbury with what should be an excellent chance at the weights (and to taking another step towards some Black Type), the OH not putting her up for what she achieved at Newbury.
Two hours earlier Padura Brave runs in the second division of the divided mile Handicap; she is a filly who was poorly handicapped at the start of this turf season and who slightly struggled off marks of 68. 66, 65, 64 before running a better race off 62; she runs off the latter mark this afternoon and it would be true to say that we were a tad disappointed that she didn't drop one or two pounds more for being beaten close on four lengths in a very slightly better grade race to today's at Kempton in the second week of July. Well drawn this afternoon against the rail she has worn pieces since she won her two Nurseries at Kempton last Autumn and we toyed with the idea of fitting a visor which could/might just help her find a pound or two's improvement to win this afternoon but we will keep that up our sleeve for the time; she goes to Kempton to run well.
As I write this we are just looking at the declarations for Wednesday, Sellingallthetime at Brighton, Dreamboat Annie at Bath and Arlecchino's Leap at Kempton.