Happy Valley Track Spy, January 22

Track Spy

Video Replay Stars

Race 3 Number 8 THIS IS CHARISMA

Is at his third time of asking this week and looks ready to go close after a nice run into fourth at this track and distance 14 days ago. Positioned sixth at the 400m, 3.6 lengths off the lead speed which was -2.5 lengths below average, he dashed strongly home to be beaten 1.8 lengths.

Prior to that, he ran an eye-catching 10th over an unsuitable 1000m, so there appears to be the ability there to win a race soon.

Race 8 Number 12 WINNING FEELING

Won well two starts ago at this track and distance (in Class 4) but was subsequently ridden much faster on the lead when back in Class 3. Contrary to when winning, he travelled nearly two lengths faster to the 800m, then over 2 ½ lengths faster to the 400m, before fading inside the final 100m while those off the pace finished over the top.

This is a weaker race than last start and with some speedy types engaged, he will have options from barrier 1.


Sectional Time Stars

Race 1 Number 9 WICKER

Won well two back when leading all the way, before missing the start at his next outing which saw him race back in the field off a slow speed. Closed off the fastest in the race to check home in fourth and with better luck in running, he can return in the money.

Race 2 Number 2 NAVAS

His second fastest last 400m at his last start fourth had good merit to it after he was hampered in the middle stages, before defying a sedate early tempo to make up 2.75 lengths on the leader and winner Victory In Hand. Always worth considering in this grade.