Following a 2/1 (4pt) winner yesterday with Thomas Hobson, Steve Ryder previews three races on Saturday 15th September. P&L +143.30pts.
3:35 Doncaster- Lah Ti Dar 15/8 (4pt)
It is fantastic that connections have decided to run Lah Ti Dar in this race as I think it will really suit her. She bolted up on her debut this season as a 3 year old over 1m2f by 6 lengths before following up that victory in a listed contest at Newmarket over the same trip by over 3 lengths. Injury ruled her out of the Oaks (for which she was favourite for at the time) but she made it a hat-trick of wins at York winning over 1m4f by 10 lengths.
Lah Ti Dar was staying on well at the finish providing encouragement that she will be suited by the step up to 1m6f and the ground also looks to be turning in her favour. She will be more suited by the Good to Soft ground than market rival Kew Gardens and she is a confident selection for this race.
3:50 Leopardstown- Sharjah 4/1 (0.5pt ew)
Sharjah has his first run on the flat for 723 days in this race so it is hard to know if he is well handicapped but he should prove better handicapped than stablemate Limini. Limini is rated 152 over hurdles and 98 on the flat (raised 9lb despite not winning) where Sharjah is rated 154 over hurdles but 93 on the flat (7lb better off than Limini).
Connections have always thought that he is better suited by better ground but he still managed to win the Galway Hurdle last time on soft so it could just be that he is improving.
On Good to Firm ground I think Sharjah will go well on his return to the flat and is worth backing each way with five places on offer.
7:10 Leopardstown- Silverkode 7/1 (2pt ew)
Silverkode is a cliff horse of mine but this looks to be a fantastic opportunity for him. He looked a really progressive three year old last season when he won three races at the Curragh in a row. Those came off marks of 84 and 88 but he then ran with credit to finish 2nd in this race last season off a mark of 99 behind Burnt Sugar. He struggled on his final two starts last season on unsuitable ground and then looked very eyecatching on his comeback. He has slightly disappointed on his last two starts but has dropped from a mark of 95 down to a mark of 91 despite finishing 5th of 14 last time.
Silverkode finished second in this race off a mark of 99 last season so he must have a fantastic chance off a mark of 91 this year and is a confident each way selection with five places on offer.
3:35 Doncaster- Lah Ti Dar 15/8 (4pt) click here for best odds
3:50 Leopardstown- Sharjah 4/1 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
7:10 Leopardstown- Silverkode 7/1 (2pt ew) click here for best odds
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