Tuesday 25 October 2016

Mutatis Mutandis is a must at Nottingham

AFTER a confidence boost in handicap company MUTATIS MUTANDIS can gain some a valuable success in the British Stallion Studs EBF Totepool Nottinghamshire Oaks Stakes.

Ed Walker's filly ran several good races at Listed level last season, not least when second against the colts in the Doonside Cup at Ayr.

She appeared not to stay a mile and a half on her return to action this season when she faded close home at Goodwood in a race won by Miss Marjurie, form which took a big boost at Haydock on Saturday.

Walker decided to try and pick up a race last time out at Windsor and she was quite a cosy winner of a 0-95 handicap, coming from last to first.

That will have hopefully done wonders for her confidence and she does not have that much to find on the official figures back up in class.

Hugo Palmer's EXTREMITY faces a slightly easier task than he has done on his first two outings this season in the Bet Totetrifecta Handicap.

A winner off 94 at Thirsk last September, he disappointed in the Cambridgeshire but he did have an excuse as he lost a shoe.

He was far too free when sent off favourite on his return in a decent race at Haydock and faded to finish last and he was too keen again at Newbury but there was at least a bit more encouragement.

Dropped 2lb since, he might be a little more restrained now.

Tim Easterby loves having winners at Ripon and his SEE THE SUN Sun looks to have a solid chance in the Directors Cup. He made a pleasing enough reappearance at this venue off a mark of 94 when sixth, beaten four lengths by Pipers Note.

That should have put him spot on for a five-furlong sprint at York's Dante meeting where he was well fancied but he had no answer to Out Do, beaten three and three-quarter lengths into seventh.

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