Canyon City At Cartmel To Win
Quick Returner Has Conditions Just Right To Win AgainOne of the joys of British racing is the diversity of the racecourses, from the bends of Chester to the two-miles gallop at Pontefract, and one of the prettiest and quirkiest, Cartmel, hosts jumping today. Small in perimeter, it has tight turns, crowds on either side and a four furlong run in on the chase course (two furlongs on the hurdle). So, it really is a horses for courses place. CANYON CITY runs in the Oakmere Homes Handicap Hurdle over three miles and a furlong and attempts to consolidate his Haydock win of a fortnight ago, when he beat Ocean Cove three lengths over a couple of furlongs shorter. That horse had won on his previous run at Warwick in a Class 3 so there’s nothing wrong with the form, and Canyon City, the mount of Cheltenham heroine Bryony Frost goes off a mark just 5lbs higher this afternoon. So, to the course. The son of 2007 Derby winner Authorized hasn’t actually run here before but has won at Fakenham and Fontwell, other courses with tight bends and odd stretches of flat. Significantly, the progeny of Authorised have managed 10 wins from a big sample of 36 races at Cartmel, which is outstanding, and the figures for ground and distance are also impressive. ALLBARNONE (Jockey Ross Chapman, Trainer Gary Hanmer ) and ROBIN THE RAVEN (Jockey David Bass, Trainer Kim Bailey) edge Canyon City on simple figures but the former hasn’t been out for a year and the latter is up to a mark of 143, a rise of 8lbs, has never run at the course and is by Robin Des Pres who hasn’t had a winner here from 10 tries. Compare the market – Canyon City at Cartmel 5:00, Jockey Bryony Frost & Trainer Neil King Get into the canyon. G Lees
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