Here Comes When (right): chances boosted by Chester changes
PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
By Graeme Rodway 1:38PM 9 JUL 2016
Graeme Rodway looks at the horses who will have benefited from the changes in going at Saturday’s tracks
With the rain softening the ground at Chester, there have already been three non-runners in the CorbettSports City Plate (3.05) and it would be no surprise to see Here Comes When, who has already attracted support this morning, continue to shorten in the market.
Andrew Balding’s course-and-distance winner is by soft-ground influence Danehill Dancer and his last three wins have all been achieved with on going described as soft.
In the preceding CSP Audio Visual Handicap (2.30), Roll On Rory has run only twice on going with soft in the description and been beaten a total of 21 lengths. Both his wins are on good to firm ground and he has raced on good or quicker in six of his eight starts.
He is worth taking on with Operative, who as a son of Pastoral Pursuits, is bred to handle some cut and has recorded form figures of 402281 with soft in the going description, including when landing a 6f handicap at Redcar on good to soft ground on his last start.
See The Sun is a huge price in the 6f handicap (3.35) and has a tricky draw in stall 12, but when it rains at Chester they sometimes come wide in the straight and, with two non-runners, his position has already improved. Twice a winner with soft in the description, he could outrun his odds.