24 May 2019
Matt Mitter, CEO of Value Rater Racing Club - the free destination for news, tips, big race previews and reviews - gives his expert insights into Friday 24 May's race of the day.
The Rexel Handicap Stakes
The most valuable race of the day at Bath on Friday is ‘The Rexel Handicap (Class 4 0-85)’, which is run over the sprint distance of 5f. Five runners go to post on what will be on firm ground.
LITTLE BOY BLUE from the Bill Turner yard returns to Bath having run here on Good Friday. He ran really well that day finishing third to his stable mate THE DALEY EXPRESS but since then has run at Brighton where he was placed again. That run at Brighton has worked out well with the second HARRY HURRICANE going on to be third next time in a Class 3 event at Goodwood. In the context of this race that is very strong form & I am struggling to find any negatives for LITTLE BOT BLUE who should be very hard to beat.
In opposition PEACE DREAMER is interesting returning to the track having had his feet up for 345 days. I am not sure why he has been off so long but if he can show his form shown at Bath on the 2nd May 2018, he is a real player. I always think it’s worth taking on horses who have been off the track so long as it’s very difficult to know the fitness levels.
Trainer Ken Cunningham-Brown does very well with the limited horses he has and maybe we will see more from WASEEM FARIS who also ran at Bath on Good Friday. At the grand old age of 10 he has done his connections proud & is not without a hope in this race as he won at Sandown last season off a 1lb higher mark. Age catches up with all of us so it remains to be seen if he still has the fire in his belly!
In summary there is nothing not to like about LITTLE BOY BLUE and I expect him to win
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