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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Perrault is ready to strike

Ralph Beckett
Ralph Beckett

PERRAULT impressed with a six-length maiden win last time and he can take the next step up the ladder in the Slug And Lettuce Mid-Week-Meet Handicap at Sandown.

Ralph Beckett’s charge is bred to be a pretty smart individual with his dam being a half-sister to the top-class Grand Lodge amongst others while his half-sister has shown up well in Grade One company in America.

STYLE

Perrault is some way short of those kind of achievements but he has shown up well on his two starts to date, finishing second at Newbury towards the backend of last term before reappearing in fine style at Chepstow in May.

While only a moderate event, Perrault easily accounted for the runner-up who has since gone on to win again, a comment which also applies to the last home that day.

Clearly Perrault was a good deal better than his rivals and an initial mark of 87 reflects the promise he showed, but he looks capable of defying that mark before moving up the tree once again.

PYJAMA PARTY looks a likely type in the Maxilead Lee Briers Kilimanjaro Challenge Handicap at Haydock.

Placed on his first three maiden outings, William Haggas’ runner finally got his head in front at Ripon in early July, when he more than had the measure of the reopposing Glad Tidings off level weights.

Pyjama Party had five lengths in hand that day and even though he concedes 5lb to his old rival this time, the ease of his victory suggests that the form should be confirmed.

He subsequently finished second at Sandown last week but he was not beaten far at all by a very promising type and the fact Haggas turns him out again quickly should be noted.

PHYLLIS MAUD can land the James Ross Jewellers Fillies’ Handicap at Brighton for Simon Crisford.

The former Godolphin supremo has made a fine start to his training career and this daughter of Halling supplied him with a win at Bath last month.

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