My Dad Syd set fair at New­cas­tle

Warwickshire Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

WORCES­TER­SHIRE trainer Ian Wil­liams can hit the mark at New­cas­tle if My Dad Syd does what is ex­pected of him.

Wil­liams re­cently cel­e­brated a 1,000th win­ner of his ca­reer, and looks to have found an­other nice race to fur­ther bol­ster the statis­tics.

The Bet­way Hand­i­cap over six fur­longs is any­thing but a clas­sic, but My Dad Syd is in sound enough form to an­tic­i­pate a bold bid.

A good win­ner at New­bury in Oc­to­ber, the four-year-old son of Ac­cla­ma­tion then proved his ap­ti­tude for the New­cas­tle Tapeta sur­face when a neck sec­ond to Amood over seven fur­longs.

He then served fur­ther no­tice of his well-be­ing when a good third be­hind Pearl Spec­tre over the same trip at Chelms­ford.

My Dad Syd tried to make all of the run­ning un­der Robert Win­ston, and very nearly did so - only to get reeled in late on by the win­ner and run­nerup Rock­ley Point.

To that end, it is com­pletely pos­si­ble that the se­lec­tion will be in an even hap­pier place over this shorter dis­tance, es­pe­cially as he has been left alone by the hand­i­cap­per.

Rebel Light­ning should be up to the job in the totepool­live­ Hand­i­cap at Chelms­ford.

The three-year-old grey has been in good heart since he won a Le­ices­ter seller in Oc­to­ber, and pro­duced a par­tic­u­larly good show at Ling­field late last month.

Rebel Light­ning over­came a wide draw in the hands of Adam Kirby to take sec­ond spot be­hind Saleh in a blan­ket fin­ish. With Kirby hav­ing re­as­sur­ingly kept the faith in Es­sex, trainer Richard Spencer will be op­ti­mistic his charge can go one place bet­ter off the same mark.

Plucky Dip looks the one to be with in the At totepool Tweet Us Your #toteELFIE Hand­i­cap.

A close third over this course and dis­tance in Novem­ber, John Ryan’s three-year-old was then sent into bat­tle in a much bet­ter race than this at New­cas­tle less than a week ago.

Plucky Dip did not dis­ap­point as he was only three lengths adrift of Steel Train in a class two hand­i­cap over seven fur­longs.

Back down in trip and in grade, this quick turn­around can yield smart prof­its from a yard that know the time of day.

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