Picks­fromthePad­dock.co.uk select some horses that have caught their eye in Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber

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Picks­fromPad­dock.co.uk select horses that have caught their eye

Prairie Town (7yo) Trainer: A W Car­roll Last Run: 17th Novem­ber - Lingfield

Raced twice this past month when fin­ish­ing 5th and 15th re­spec­tively. Ig­nore his most re­cent run at Lingfield where he was just given too much to do af­ter a poor start but his prior at­tempt was very en­cour­ag­ing. He re­mains a maiden af­ter 13 runs on the Flat but don’t let that put you off this son of High Cha­parral. He’s shown plenty of suc­cess over jumps but his best ef­forts on the level have been at Kemp­ton and maybe that’s the key to him. If he con­tin­ues to run on the all-weather make note of him lin­ing up at Kemp­ton, but if he is us­ing his Flat runs as prep for a de­cent Jumps cam­paign then don’t be dis­cour­aged if he goes to post for a low grade chase af­fair ei­ther. Race Dis­tance: (Flat 1m4f - 1m6f) (Jumps Any) Ground Pref­er­ence: Any

Do­ing Fine (10yo) Trainer: N Mul­hol­land Last Run: 17th Novem­ber - Chel­tenham

Looked a tad out of his depth in the BetVic­tor Chase at jumps HQ last month but still man­aged to stride past beaten horses to fin­ish 7th in a very hot hand­i­cap. It’s safe to say Do­ing Fine isn’t go­ing to be chal­leng­ing for ma­jor chase hon­ours this year but these chase ex­er­tions could all be pre­am­ble for an­other tilt at a ma­jor na­tional. He’s been very con­sis­tent over the past few years and a 4th in last sea­sons Scot­tish Na­tional gave glimpses of his abil­ity over marathon trips. His tar­get isn’t 100% clear but it looks to be a case of the fur­ther he goes the bet­ter he gets. I doubt he has enough class to win Ain­tree’s show­piece in April but af­ter re­cent ef­forts he’s one to keep a close eye on. Race Dis­tance: 3m2f plus. Ground Pref­er­ence: Any

Ko­di­anne (3yo) Trainer: M Hal­ford Last Run: 7th Novem­ber - Dun­dalk

A more promis­ing run was ex­pected than the 8th she fin­ished at Dun­dalk most re­cently but de­spite not find­ing too much for pres­sure she was im­peded in the clos­ing stages and the jockey saved her for an­other day. She’ll con­tinue to drop in the rat­ings and rep­re­sent­ing such top con­nec­tions she’s hard to ig­nore with a more promis­ing run ex­pected. Race Dis­tance: 7f plus. Ground Pref­er­ence: Any

Seek The Moon (3yo) Trainer: Jedd O’Ke­effe Last Run: 7th Novem­ber - Chelms­ford

Af­ter form fig­ures of 332 a big run looked to be in the mak­ing at Chelms­ford but she failed to de­liver. Con­nec­tions feel it was just a case of her not act­ing well at Chelms­ford and a re­turn to a dif­fer­ent venue could put her back on track. It’s likely that con­nec­tions are go­ing to be on the look­out to get a win into her over the win­ter and as pun­ters we need to en­sure we’re ready to pounce when she fi­nally makes her way to the win­ners en­clo­sure. A pro­gres­sive horse who is for­given her lat­est blip. Race Dis­tance: 1m - 1m4f Ground Pref­er­ence: Any

Cap­pado­cia (8yo) Trainer: M Fa­hey Last Run: 21st Novem­ber - Dun­dalk

Al­though he was suc­cess­ful back in Au­gust a hand­ful of dis­ap­point­ing runs has seen his hand­i­cap mark re­turn to what it once was when claim­ing his most re­cent suc­cess. There was plenty of sup­port from pun­ters when last seen at Dun­dalk and it may have been some­what of a red-her­ring. Con­nec­tions cer­tainly know how to place their run­ners and I’d be might­ily shocked if he didn’t grab an­other win be­fore win­ter was through. With 4 of his 7 wins com­ing at Dun­dalk there’s only one course he’s go­ing to be cam­paigned at so there’s no real dilemma in terms of where he’ll be sent. Race Dis­tance: 6f - 7f Ground Pref­er­ence: All-Weather

Try Again (5yo) Trainer: P W Flynn Last Run: 16th Novem­ber - Chel­tenham

An Ir­ish raider who headed to Chel­tenham for the first day of the 3 day Novem­ber meet­ing. Cam­paigned over the sum­mer in 2018 he headed over to Eng­land for a hotly con­tested novice hand­i­cap hur­dle and didn’t dis­ap­point to claim 5th. He came from way off the pace un­der jockey Mark En­right and took some bump­ing and barg­ing to find a way through his ri­vals. Con­tin­u­ing to plug on at the fin­ish he caught the eye and looks one to fol­low in big run­ner hand­i­cap hur­dles wether that be on the novice scene or oth­er­wise. Race Dis­tance: 2m - 2m2f Ground Pref­er­ence: Any

Im­pe­rial Aura (5yo) Trainer: K Bai­ley Last Run: 25th Oc­to­ber - Carlisle

Maybe we’re get­ting ahead of our­selves by pin­point­ing a horse who won a seven run­ner af­fair up at Carlisle but the form of that race is start­ing to look very im­pres­sive in­deed. Im­pe­rial Aura beat the War­ren Greatrex run­ner Trio For Rio by around 25 lengths that day and Trio For Rio has since won a con­test by 17 lengths re­spec­tively. At Carlisle the even­tual win­ner still made a cou­ple of jump­ing er­rors and had to be rid­den to claim vic­tory but that im­ma­tu­rity seems promis­ing as the five year old still has plenty of room to progress. A big sea­son looks likely for Kim Bai­ley’s charge. Race Dis­tance: 2m - 2m5f Ground Pref­er­ence: Any

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