Tip of the Day: Secret fancy

Secret Hint can add to this defeat of Remember

The excellent Mr Brocklebank will be blogging live from the July Course at Newmarket again (tune in from around 12 after the GC chat) and, yesterday, he did seem rather keen on one in the sprint handicap.

He’ll have all the angles covered for the action at headquarters so I thought that I would take a little walk over to Ascot.

The course was looking magnificent earlier in the week as I drove past en route to a round of golf with a friend on a day trip out of that there London town which proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Hopefully my metaphorical return to Berkshire will prove to be as successful.

The Long Harbour Handicap is a typically competitive sprint handicap but such a contest could bring out the best in Secret Hint who has been given a break since disappointing at Ripon.

That’s not a track that suits every horse while the run did came relatively quickly after her fine reappearance at Wetherby over five and half furlongs.

Both of her career victories have come over today’s trip of six furlongs and she retains the scope to prove better than her current handicap mark which remains unchanged from Wetherby and is just 4lbs higher than when she won at Newmarket last September.

Her ability to handle the course and the quick ground have to be taken on trust but her yard is in good form and she merits each-way support from what should be a decent draw.


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