Breath of fresh air to blow hot at Windsor
Belated Breath can bely her name by delivering a touch of early Bank Holiday satisfaction for punters at Windsor today.
Hughie Morrison's filly goes in the opening Dave & Anita Cornish Wedding Celebration Handicap, on her second start of the campaign after a promising third over course and distance a fortnight ago.
The Berkshire trainer is not averse to plundering the prizes at one of his more local tracks, as he has notably already done this season when Telecaster first announced himself as a feasible Investec Derby contender with a runaway novice win here last month.
Belated Breath is hardly in that class, of course, but she will have the same assistance in the saddle from the outstanding Oisin Murphy.
The four-year-old has a fair bit more going for her, too.
Barely two lengths separated her and Second Collection last month, the winner doing so for the third time in a couple of months, in receipt of 22lb.
The consistent Belated Breath, whose mark is unchanged, did not get the clearest of runs either and is already a four-time winner herself.
Epaulement can pick up a deserved success in Redcar's feature Racing TV Zetland Gold Cup Handicap.
The Tom Dascombe-trained four-year-old has shown himself to be in great nick in two starts so far this season, winning at Ripon before running a great race to be second on much softer ground at Chester. He is very much at home on a quicker surface and if that effort on the Roodee has not left a mark he is eminently capable of winning off this sort of mark.
More speed will be required in the preceding North East Autism Society Going4Gold Handicap, and Abate can supply the necessary.
Formerly with Roger Charlton, for whom he ran just once last June before switching to Adrian Nicholls this year, Abate has shown pace in abundance on all three starts.
BALLINROBE: 5.45 Erratic Path, 6.15 Morosini, 6.45 Ejayteekay, 7.15 Zoffalee, 7.45 Steel Cap, 8.15 Damut, 8.45 Miss Cognac.
CARTMEL: 2.10 Onthefrontfoot, 2.45 Martha's Benefit, 3.20 Doing Fine, 3.55 Poker School, 4.30 Ballyvic Boru, 5.05 Fateh, 5.40 Final Reminder.
CHELMSFORD: 1.25 Archie Bear, 2.00 Casey Banter, 2.35 Daring Guest, 3.10 Olaudah, 3.45 Carnwennan, 4.20 Fantastic Flyer, 4.55 Desert Fox, 5.30 Valley Belle.
HUNTINGDON: 1.30 Sapphire Noire, 2.05 Manor Park, 2.40 Pepper Street, 3.15 Cosmic King, 3.50 Arthur's Reuben, 4.25 Cougar Kid, 5.00 December Second.
LEICESTER: 1.45 Sod's Law, 2.20 Izvestia, 2.55 Heritage, 3.30 Dubai Falcon, 4.05 Dorah, 4.40 Schnapps, 5.15 Ascot Day.
REDCAR: 1.50 Liberty Beach, 2.25 Raksha, 3.00 Tizwotitiz, 3.35 Abate, 4.10 Epaulement, 4.45 Archie Perkins, 5.20 Mr Coco Bean, 5.55 Motahassen.
WINDSOR: 1.55 BELATED BREATH (NAP), 2.30 Ivatheengine, 3.05 Deputise, 3.40 Celtic Manor, 4.15 Waarif, 4.50 Eesha My Flower, 5.25 Startego.
DOUBLE: Belated Breath and Abate.