Our website director, Dave Nevison, thinks the recently revitalized seven-year-old’s appeals were well-weighted among three Friday action phantoms. Enjoy every moment of Sandown, Yorkand Goodwood, Fairyhouse, Clonmel and Aintree live on Racing TV and Racing TV Extra.
Evan Furtado has four winners out of his last 10 riders, and perhaps his unfortunate luck was that he didn’t have five, as Scudamore needed a stronger sprint in Kempton on Wednesday. The trainer has his horses in good shape, and we hope the Desert Emperor is in good shape after a short break for the first time with a disability.
The Desert Emperor was dropped a mile long in his third round, and shone far behind Irish Admiral William Haggas. He wasn’t bothered there and would be more convenient by going back to ten gallons extended.
Desert Emperor is an inexperienced maiden, but most of these are exposed and some find it hard to win, so I hope the guys can win the day.
I have Declan Carroll’s Emiyn on my Racing TV Tracker and will be watching the market action at a track the coach loves winners in, but Jishan is the number one yard runner for three weeks after the pair ran really poorly. I’m just watching the moment.
The Russian virtue shouldn’t remain a virgin after several good runs last season, and if left on the same mark as last time, has a good chance of off the mark on the seventh time out of question.
He was a good fifth on his return to Doncaster this weekend in Lincoln against much more experienced experts, suggesting a win wasn’t too far away. He ran poorly as a short-price favourite in Nottingham next time, but that seemed too bad to be true as he ran so well again after a break at Yarmouth last time, and went on to die for third.
The Menuisier Square is one of my favorites and the hood I tried last time went on with the Russian Emperor. I definitely think the grueling finish at Sandown would suit him well in a race that is set to be run at an appropriate pace.
Danielflyer had a disappointingly long losing streak and seemed unmotivated at times after joining for the first time. Michael Dodds Two seasons ago, but he’s definitely past the corner now and the coach has found the key to him.
Daniel Flair won twice earlier this year and did a good second place in the absolute plot Boardman last time. Despite defeating comfortably at York, Boardman has since actually won from the 10 pound higher mark, so the 2 pound rise in weights is a real hit—particularly since two rednecks won later (with Highfield Princess And the memory pools Both are placed in this column).
If Dodds brought this horse back onto an upward curve, Daniel Flair still has a lot to play with this 85 mark as he was racing off the 100th marks not too long ago and won 93. Big field handicaps suit him well, hopefully I get a good ride of a decent tie.