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Weekly Eyecatchers – Ayr Gold Cup is on!

Bielsa – Other targets in mind

Bielsa was last seen finishing 5th in a Listed race at Chester when never getting involved. This wasn’t a surprise as this Listed race was unlikely to have been the plan (we tweeted this before the race). He was running here rated 100 and I imagine the handicapper might drop him a pound or 2 for this effort. That would see him rated 98-99 which is perfect. He was rated 98 when winning the Ayr Gold Cup in 2021 and surely that’s the plan again.

Theme Park – Shouldn’t need to improve to win

Theme Park was 2nd on our ratings on debut behind Silver Knott and how’s how they finished. I think Theme Park has arguably ran a good effort to finish 2nd to Silver Knott who is surely better than just a horse for nurseries. With experience under his belt, I imagine Theme Park will be very tough to beat in a similar race next time.

Cleveland – Melbourne Cup bound

Cleveland won the Chester Cup over 2m2f and has since been beaten over 1m6f and 1m4f. I think Cleveland needs all of 2m and it was interesting to see them drop him to 1m4f instead of finding a 2m race. Obviously if he wins a 2m race, he’s likely to go up in the handicap and potentially ruin his Melbourne Cup handicap mark. He will definitely be staying on at the end of 2m in the Melbourne Cup and it looks like he’s been campaigned with this race very much in mind.

Local Dynasty – Top Rated on debut winner 

Local Dynasty won on debut at Newmarket and looked very impressive. He wasn’t best drawn and ended up being on the far side just behind Silks Graphite (who was the outsider) and initially took a while to get going but once into full stride, he was very impressive pulling away and winning by a comfortable 3 1/2 lengths. Last years winner was Hafit (also for Godolphin) and he was last seen finishing 3rd in a Group 2 at Royal Ascot (rated 106). I can see Local Dynasty being this good and he’s one to keep an eye on!

Electrical Storm – drop in trip didn’t work

Electrical Storm finished 3rd behind the well backed Mr McCann & Dutch Decoy in a strange race for Electrical Storm. He was ridden prominently just behind Mr McCann and looked to be in a good position but when initially asked for an effort, he stuck his head to the right and didn’t go forward. It looked with a furlong and a half to go that Andrea was going to give up on Electrical Storm. He nudged him at the furlong pole and he started to run on again albeit over towards the far side. He finished best of all and was only beaten a length in the end. He looks like he might need some headgear and a step back up in trip. I would be thinking he could go to York for the Sky Bet Finale on Saturday 20th August.

Cairo – ridden like they hoped he would win on debut

Cairo finished 2nd behind Top Rated Wave Machine who had already performed credibly in 2 previous runs and without Beauty Crescent was the one to beat so for Cairo to get so close despite running green early on would suggest this was a good effort from Cairo. You often see Ryan Moore on Aidan O’Brien horses riding strongly but certainly not using the stick on their first start when not initially contention. Ryan however here was using the stick

These blogs REALLY are worth reading and the horses added to your NagMe. In the last few days Arrest has won at 11/8 & Tyrone’s Poppy @ 13/2, both of whom were highlighted as horses that we felt were the best horses in their races after they both finished 3rd on debut! They both WON on their next start!

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