Picks from the Pad­dock team se­lect their stand-outs

The team at Picks­fromthePad­dock.co.uk take a look back at last months ac­tion and pick out horses to fol­low in our rac­ing notebook.

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MACHREE (2YO) Trainer: D. Car­roll Last Ran: (Ripon - 16th July)

Last seen when fin­ish­ing 4th in a six run­ner race up at Ripon the three year old filly may not have fin­ished in the top half of the field but she still looked an eye-catcher. Ready to mount a se­ri­ous chal­lenge ap­proach­ing the fi­nal fur­long but sadly found no luck in run­ning to get a tad boxed in by her ri­vals. Once she found an open­ing she burst through but it was too lit­tle too late and de­spite fly­ing home wasn’t able to catch the main pro­tag­o­nists.

A pos­si­ble step up in trip or even just a clearer run may well be the an­swer but at the age of 3 she has room to progress. Ad­vised Dis­tance: 5f-7f Ad­vised Ground: Any

AN­OTHER TOUCH (5YO) Trainer: R. Fa­hey Last Ran: (York - 14th July)

One of the ma­jor hand­i­caps this past month was held at York with the in­au­gu­ral run­ning of The John Smith’s Cup.

The horse that tri­umphed was 20/1 shot Euchen Glen but it was the horse that came in 7th that made it into our notebook.

The Richard Fa­hey trained An­other Touch was ex­pected to go close that day and didn’t do too badly. Jockey Jack Gar­ritty held the horse up at the rear and this seemed to be his un­do­ing. With too much to do come the clos­ing stages he was never go­ing to get to the lead­ers but still man­aged to pick off a fair few beaten horses at the fin­ish.

If they adopt dif­fer­ent tac­tics then a closer fin­ish should be on the cards in the near fu­ture. Ad­vised Dis­tance: 1m-1m2f. Ad­vised Ground: Any TAKE FRIGHT (2YO) Trainer: H. Palmer Last Ran: (Ling­field - 18th July) Mak­ing only her sec­ond race­course ap­pear­ance af­ter an en­cour­ag­ing 5th placed ef­fort on de­but this young­ster was able to im­prove upon her first show­ing by fin­ish­ing 3rd at Ling­field. Less than two lengths be­hind the win­ner the first three pulled well clear of the six re­main­ing run­ners in what looked a pretty com­pet­i­tive novice event.

She only found the two short priced and well fan­cied mar­ket prin­ci­ples but showed she has enough in her locker to find her­self in the win­ners en­clo­sure sooner rather than later. Ad­vised Dis­tance: 6f+ Ad­vised Ground: Any

GOD GIVEN (4YO) Trainer: L Cu­mani Last Ran: (Hay­dock - 7th July)

Went off as the 9/4 favourite for the Group 2 Lan­cashire Oaks only to be nailed on the line and to lose by a short head.

The filly showed a tonne of grit and

de­ter­mi­na­tion to bat­tle all the way to the line and seemed to find more af­ter the win­ning post. With such a game at­ti­tude con­nec­tions are dis­cussing the pos­si­bil­ity of step­ping her up to 1m6f and that may well be the key to her fu­ture suc­cess. The Lil­lie Langtry looks to be a vi­able op­tion at Good­wood in early Au­gust so keep your eyes peeled. Ad­vised Dis­tance: 1m4f+ Ad­vised Ground: Any

JONAH JONES (2YO) Trainer: T. Das­combe Last Ran: (Hay­dock - 5th July)

Af­ter fin­ish­ing 3rd in a hot maiden at York Tom Das­combe’s charge was able to re­verse the form with his vic­tor that day and put in a very dom­i­nant dis­play at Hay­dock in early July.

A huge four length suc­cess over de­cent level op­po­si­tion may read well as he un­doubt­edly heads for big­ger and bet­ter things. He will have to im­prove fur­ther still to dine at the very top table of the 2yo lad­der but he def­i­nitely looks as if he has plenty of win­ning left to do this sea­son. Ad­vised Dis­tance: Any Ad­vised Ground: Any

An­other Touch (right)

God Given

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