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21 Jul 2018

Weatherbys Super Sprint (Class 2)

It’s another big afternoon for our ENIGMA Racing syndicates as we own a piece of Group 3 winner Little Kim, who lines up for the Super Sprint at Newbury this afternoon. Not too shabby, when you consider our syndicate members paid just £192.31 each, and that included upkeep for the whole 2018 flat season. Some of them will be racing as owners at Newbury today.

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So, understandably, while we have everything crossed for Little Kim her 8lb Group penalty for this race will make life tricky. She should run very well, but you have to suspect that something laid out will be tough to beat with lots of weight in hand.

Looking at the Super Sprint is really a case of short-listing trainers. I would suggest looking most closely at: Tim Easterby, Richard’s Fahey and Hannon, plus Andrew Balding and Jon Portman.

I filter their runners with just a few criteria:
Has won a class 5 race or higher
Has not yet won beyond 5fl
No more than 5 previous career starts
Last ran 11 to 45 days ago

In short; proven ability, fast, lightly raced improvers, smoothly prepped.

Since 1998, runners from these yards who met this criteria are; 8 wins from 29 bets, +£54.70 LSP.

This year’s short-list is: Red Balloons, Ginger Nut and Good Tyne Girl.

RED BALLOONS ticks all the right boxes: nice weight, ideal draw and going. He's been laid for the race by Richard Fahey. To cap it all runners who competed at Royal Ascot have an especially good record and he’s Timeform top rated too.

So (with every fibre) we will be hoping Little Kim can step up and defy top weight, but Red Balloons looks the value - perhaps almost a shot to nothing each way. He could well win.

3.35 Newbury, Red Balloons 1.5pt EW 13/2, 5x1/5 various

Herbie authors the Key Racing Gold thread on the ENIGMA Forum - check the performance at:
WWW.KEYRACINGNEWS.COM/FORUM-RESULTS

** Feedback: Ginger Nut wins at 16/1, much bigger when posted. Another terrific winner for the angle, if frustrating for me personally to pick wrong! **

Red Balloons ticks all the boxes for the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury

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