Point in Time finished her race at Kempton on Monday slightly distressed (her run was so modest & so far off what she achieved at Newbury that there had to be something amiss) and we are having her checked out. Padura Brave ran the kind of race we were rather expecting off 62 and hopefully the OH will ease her to around 59 or perhaps 60 off which mark, [possibly with a visor), she should not be too far away.
A busy day in prospect with Sellingallthetime engaged in Brighton's Plate, which quite unusually these days, is a handicap; as I have touched on he is defo not as young as he once was and would be be nearer the end of his career on the track than at the beginning; he does have a chance at the weights if he can recapture the form he showed at Bath and at Wolverhampton in May and if he can remember that he has run decently down the Brighton switchback as a Two Year Old in 2013; but the truth is that it is not too easy to predict how he might run.
Two hours later Dreamboat Annie goes back to Bath for their five & a half furlong Apprentice Handicap off a five month break; she will be well ridden for her supportive & generous Owners by Thomas Greatrex; she will likely come on for what she achieves today and off her current mark could have an rewarding Autumn and Winter on the artificial surfaces.
Which brings us to Arlecchino's Leap in Kempton's Mile Handicap, the first race on their Twilight card. He has not quite recaputured the form that enabled him to complete that spiffing hattrick in February and March last year but is now well handicapped and it is possible to forgive him his last run at Lingfield where he was caught out wide for the greater part of the race; this evening's race is not the best race run over a mile at Kempton and, if can overcome the draw handy for the lake, he could well outtrun the double figures prices that he is currently trading at.
As I write this we are thinking about whether or not to run Gifted Dreamer and Goodman Square in the Plate on the July Course Friday evening.