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Foxy Boy is what you would call an in-form horse. Michael Dods has done a superb job with his 3-year-old gelding, and after a narrow success yesterday, the horse is able to race off better terms today. He is going for a four-timer, and everything looks in place for the horse to score again. He can be supported at a shade of odds against.
Michael Dods sprinters Foxy Boy has been a revelation this year. After a quiet start, he went to Redcar and won very well. Followed that effort up by bolting up at Beverley by an impressive 5 lengths, and the scored again over course and distance yesterday. The run yesterday at Haydock was particularly interesting and may have educated young jockey Callum Rodriguez about the track. Early on Foxy Boy raced in rear and despite travelling well, he was a little far back when the pace quickened. It looked like the contest was slipping away until the final furlong where Rodriguez got after the horse and he quickened up to get up in the shadows of the post. Won that race yesterday off a mark of 70 and is effectively able to race off 64 today, so this is a great chance to add to his tally at 11/10 2.10 +110 1.10 1.10 -0.91 with Coral and Ladbrokes before he gets reassessed.
There is a plethora of racing on Friday and despite the number of races, there are not too many stand out bets. However, there do appear to be a few gems and one of those runners is Cainhoe Star. This unexposed 4 year old son of Pivotal absolutely bolted up last time out at Yarmouth and he is turned out under a 6lb penalty. Against moderate opposition, the horse has a fantastic chance of making it a double and is attractively priced at odds of 2/1 3.00 +200 2.00 2.00 -0.50 with Coral and Ladbrokes.
Cainhoe Star made an inauspicious start to his career and looked to be a horse who had a bleak future based on his first three runs. Finishing 8th, 9th and 9th in his first three starts, the handicapper allotted the son of Pivotal a mark of 55 to start his handicap life. The first three runs were completed by April of 2016 and the horse was then given a year off the track to grow and mature. Came back and displayed some improvement, finishing third at Yarmouth.
That run blew away the cobwebs and the horse was well backed for his next start at Lingfield. Turned for home in a decent position and went for a run up the rail, but was checked and had to switch. Eventually got a run and just failed, but it would be very plausible that Cainhoe Star would have won the race with a clear run. Followed that on by bolting up last time at Yarmouth over a mile. When Luke Morris pressed the button at Yarmouth, the horse fairly bounded away, winning by 5 lengths. The horse is dropped back to 7 furlongs, but the galloping nature of Chelmsford’s track should suit.
Cainhoe Star is an unexposed horse who is likely to progress throughout the season. Anthony Carson does very well with his last time out winners turned out within 3 weeks; 10/36 (28%) for £6 LSP, with the horses winning 41% more often than they are entitled to.
18:20 Haydock – Foxy Boy to win
Friday 7th July
Odds: 11/10 2.10 +110 1.10 1.10 -0.91
18:30 Chelmsford – Cainhoe Star to win
Friday 7th July
Odds: 2/1 3.00 +200 2.00 2.00 -0.50