We are back! Once again, sorry for the lack of coverage over the last week or so but we weren’t at full strength and didn’t want to be posting half-arsed and rushed pieces. The issue has settled now and we begin with a look back at a busy enough day out on the track, as the flat season begins to wind down to it’s last big meetings.
2 10 TRADING PUNCHES (D Brown) 25/1, C5 2YO Maiden, 7F, Good to Soft
The 2 10 was a funny looking race on the TV and the difficult Chepstow track emphasised this further, but Trading Punches came with a late surge to take the win decisively despite the far group looking well ahead a couple of furlongs out. He has shown very little in his previous three starts, but with some cut in the ground David Brown’s juvenile displayed vast improvement. Admittedly the race isn’t the strongest on paper, but with 15 runners the form should turn out plausible enough with time. It provided Jim Crowley with another win in his duel with SDS and was the first of Brown’s triple figure double on the day. Trading Punches is undoubtedly an encouraging type and may prove a useful 3Yo next summer in the mid-level handicaps, providing the ground suits which at this stage looks vital.