With trip and ground ideal, easy Newton Abbot winner BOOMARANG should make a bold bid to defy his penalty as Colditz Castle turned in a shocker when favourite over 2m at Warwick earlier this month. The potential fly-in-the-ointment is Bold Record as Nicky Henderson’s newcomer is by Fame And Glory and the first foal to race of a versatile mare who won races in all spheres and on all surfaces.
Boomarang 7-4 (11-2) Tracked leading pair, 2nd before 2 out, challenged 2 out, led and quickened clear run-in, won at Newton Abbot 2m 2f mdn (4) gd in Apr beating Falco Blitz (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Bold Record (IRE) Fame And Glory gelding out of Shop Dj.
Colditz Castle (IRE) 6-4fav (11-2) Mid-division, closed before 4th, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 23 1/4l behind Golden Taipan (11-2) at Warwick 2m mdn (5) gd in May.
Outsmartin (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Never better than mid-division, lost place before 4 out, soon tailed off and pulled up, at Newton Abbot 2m 2f mdn (4) gd in Aug.
The Late Legend 66-1 (10-12) Jumped right at times, took keen hold, led until after 2nd, lost place before 4 out, soon behind, 6th of 8, dist behind Versatility (10-12) at Warwick 2m 3f (4) gd in May.
Weekly Gossip (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of Mary's Little Vic.