Socialites Red was, I thought, a rather unlucky third at Chelmsford earlier. At least she rewarded each way support, but if she had a clearer passage she might well have won. She was beaten less than a length for the win, and she is more than capable of getting her head back in front off her current mark.
|Denis O’Regan has a good record when riding for Paul Morgan.
Tomorrow’s fancy goes in Chepstow in the 2m 7.5f handicap chase at 15.20, and I think Court Frontier can hit the frame at tasty odds off his current mark of 110. This 9yo son of Court Cave was pulled up over course and distance last time, but he had a valid excuse. The good to soft ground was probably too lively for him, and he will be a lot more at home on the forecast soft ground on Friday.
His last win came over today’s trip on heavy back when he was trained in Ireland, and he produced a cracking run behind Forever My Friend at Ffos Las (21f soft) on his penultimate start. He stayed on strongly behind the winner, who franked the form by going on to win again on his next start. That run came off a mark of 109, and he is just a pound higher off 110 on Friday.
He shaped as though he was crying out for an extra couple of furlongs at Ffos Las, and back on soft ground he is capable of making his presence felt for Denis O’Regan. His quiet style should suit this horse, and hopefully he can deliver him late on the scene at the right time. O’ Regan has 5 wins and 3 places from just 27 rides for Morgan and, hopefully, Court Frontier enhances that excellent record at odds of 20/1 tomorrow.
STEVOS’ SELECTION: 3.20 CHEPSTOW-COURT FRONTIER E/W 20/1