From a quiet Monday racecard, today’s first daily nap comes from Fontwell at the 15:30 race in the name of Auriferous.
This 5 year old gelding shaped up very nicely on his hurdling debut at Huntington 10 days ago and we wouldn’t be surprised if he came back just as strong today. Time-wise, the race at the Cambridgeshire venue turned out to be well above-average for the grade and with the distinct likelihood of even more to come now racing over further, Auriferous can strike at the second time of asking at track where his stable don’t often leave empty handed.
Previously trained by Andrew Balding, the son Golden Horn was well-supported to make a winning start to his new vocation and although that looked like materialising at any stage, he did more enough to indicate that he has a very bright future ahead of him.
Our second tips of the day comes from Wolverhampton at the 7pm race in the name of Tothenines.
Tothenines, who has risen in the ranks after dropping in grade off a reduced mark. Following an eye-catching performance at Southwell last month and with tonight’s seemingly less taxing affairs may enable him to finally gain his reward for consistency.
That last run was also his first try over a mile, having spent all his career racing over 5-7 furlongs, and not only did he relish the extra furlong but he stayed on particularly strongly in the closing stages, which opened up lots of new doors for himself in the process.