2.50 1m6f Class 6 Maiden Handicap – Land Of Oz 9/4
Brings no form to the table but all over a mile or less in Novice company, Sir Mark Prescott knows how to work the handicap and this looks his usual handicap plot, out of Motivator mare who produced many great stayers like Treve, Sky Hunter & Pallasator and was also a Derby winner himself, he’s sired by Australia who was also a Derby winner including the Irish Derby and has made a good impact already in the breeding world with them progressing well over further distances which all together makes this colt very well bred and a mark of 60 looks ridiculously ready to exploit now upped significantly in trip to 1m6f in a handicap for the first time, should have tons in hand if fit and ready on his season appearance and will likely knock up a winning sequence sooner rather than latter.
4.10 7f Class 4 Handicap – Mulan 7/4
Another that’s been crying out for further and looks very well handicapped on breeding. Sire Kingman was an excellent multi Group 1 miler and has started an excellent exciting sire to follow, on the dams side there’s plenty of stamina and the dam has produced many 1m plus winners and the dams sire Zafonic also producing many Group 1 milers. We’ll surely see Mulan’s best when upped again in trip, but for now this 7f will see a big improvement and a mark of 72 looks very exploitable in handicap company for the first time.
8.20 1m2f Class 4 Handicap – Mulligatawny 7/2
Took the eye LTO from a bad draw at Chester and bad in running position but finished well to claim a good 4th in a better race, dropped in a much easier race here and a distinct lack of early speed will suit Mulligatawny and running anything like last time should see a win against this company on form.
Russell Blair Racing