Su­per­sta to steal show

Warwickshire Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

SU­PER­STA can show the ben­e­fit of a re­cent out­ing in the totepool­live­info. com For Rac­ing Re­sults Hand­i­cap at Chelms­ford.

Trained by Mick Ap­pleby hav­ing spent his early ca­reer with Ron Har­ris, he took his form to a whole new level in the spring.

The first time he won for Ap­pleby was from a lowly rat­ing of 60 at Wolver­hamp­ton in Oc­to­ber 2015.

Since then he has won an­other five races and now re­sides on a perch of 94, which is as good an ex­am­ple as any of Ap­pleby’s tal­ents.

He won a hand­i­cap off just 1lb lower in May, prov­ing this mark is cer­tainly not be­yond him, and the hand­i­cap­per was pretty le­nient in drop­ping him 2lb for his most re­cent run.

That was his first start for nearly six months so he was en­ti­tled to be rusty,

how­ever, he was in no way dis­graced in fin­ish­ing fourth be­hind the well-backed Charles Mol­son.

It is fairly ob­vi­ous he should strip fit­ter for that, Adam Kirby has been booked for the first time and a big run looks as­sured in this #20,000 race.

Harry Dun­lop is en­joy­ing a good win­ter with his small but se­lect all­weather string.

His Bataka looks in­ter­est­ing in the @totepool Tweet Us Your #toteELFIE Maiden Auc­tion Stakes.

Rel­a­tively un­con­sid­ered for her de­but at Sal­is­bury, she stayed on nicely to take se­cond, al­beit beaten five lengths.

Dun­lop then chased black type in a New­mar­ket Listed race but given she was 100-1, it is no sur­prise she was out of her depth.

Her dam, Do­minica, was very speedy and won a King’s Stand, but the stamina comes from her sire, Mount Nelson, and this seven-fur­long trip should be fine.

Jes­sica Har­ring­ton’s Rock On The Moor can land the fea­ture Lady Go­diva Mares’ Novices’ Chase at War­wick.

She has gone chas­ing a lit­tle later than some as she is al­ready eight, but she

showed enough on her first run over the big­ger ob­sta­cles to sug­gest she should be just as ef­fec­tive.

Very ca­pa­ble over hur­dles, she was se­cond to Vroum Vroum Mag in the mares’ hur­dle at Chel­tenham in March.

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