Venetia Williams’ stable is starting to click into gear so the returning Cuban Pete is worth a market check. The four-year-old Jean Genie is due to go up 5lb for last week’s second at Ffos Las so is potentially well treated with Charlie Price’s claim taken into account, though she’s still seeking a first career victory. Summit Like Herbie chased home a coupe of subsequent winners at Ffos Las so has to go on the shortlist but THE OGLE GOGLE MAN could also give supporters a run for their money as the soft going will aid the cause of this dour stayer, who is back on a winning mark.
Summit Like Herbie 5-1 (11-4) Prominent, ridden along before 3 out, kept on but lost second flat, 3rd of 12, 5 1/2l behind Sizing At Midnight (11-13) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Cougar's Gold (IRE) 7-2 (11-11) Disputed lead until led after 3rd, headed 7th, remained prominent, slow 11th, under pressure 4 out, no extra from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 22l behind Ultimatum Du Roy (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m hcp (4) gs in Feb.
Cuban Pete (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Chased leaders on outside, not fluent 12th, outpaced after next, rallied home bend, no extra last, 4th of 5, 5 3/4l behind Ivilnoble (11-9) at Hereford 3m 1f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Louse Talk (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Fell 1st, at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Oct.
The Ogle Gogle Man (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) In rear, headway from 7 out, blundered 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 3rd of 7, 20l behind Silent Steps (11-9) at Southwell 3m hcp (4) hvy in Mar.
Jean Genie (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Hit 1st and next, chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd before 4 out, went 2nd before led next, ridden before 2 out, joined and awkward last, headed run-in, rallied gamely, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Vocaliser (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Orchestrated (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Midfield, not fluent 3rd, some way adrift of leaders 4 out, weakened 3 out, 6th of 9, dist behind Thomas Shelby (11-11) at Bangor-on-Dee 3m hcp (4) sft in Sep.