It was a very quiet day on the track with a host of C6s and low-key maidens dominating the cards on offer. Brighton, Catterick and Leicester all raced through the afternoon; before Kempton held a card on it’s AW to finish the day. In all honesty it was a day for the purist and there really wasn’t much to take note of, in the long or short term.
8 40 DIAMOND GEYSER (L Cumani) 3/1, C4 H’Cap, 1M4F, Standard to Slow
On a day with an emphasis on quantity over quality, Cumani’s 3YO streaked home in one of the better races as the 3/1 favourite. Pat Cosgrave kept him tied up behind the leaders throughout, before releasing him 2F out where the race was quickly put to bed. The AW tracks have brought the best out of him and he could potentially continue to race over the winter on this surface in some valuable enough staying handicaps. It has been a relatively quiet summer for Cumani, and although this won’t go far to fixing this, Diamond Geyser – given the right conditions – could yet push up the ratings quite considerably.