Le Deluge drops to basement grade at his favourite track
We’ve got two runners up at Redcar on their eight race card this afternoon, starting with the Rat Pack Racing Club’s Le Deluge, who reverts to the level for the seller at 3.10 after showing a dislike for hurdles the last twice.
Le Deluge (above) ducked out at Sedgefield in February and then did it again at Cartmel last week but hopefully, with no obstacles to put him off, he can enhance his fine record at the seaside course, which currently stands at two wide margin wins and a third place from four runs.
Tom Eaves will be on board and on official ratings we have the five year old Hernandoshideaway to beat, we wouldn’t want much more rain though.
John Wilson’s Quoteline Direct is struggling to find some consistency but a repeat of his penultimate run at Wetherby would give him a shout in the mile and a quarter handicap at 3.45.
The four year old son of Sir Percy has to bounce back from a complete no show in a lady amateurs’ race at Pontefract last month, but he was running well off higher marks at around this time last year and we hope he can give a good account against some admittedly more in form rivals here. Paul Mulrennan rides.
Our trip to Perth ended in anti climax yesterday as Tickenwolf unseated Henry Brooke with a circuit to go in the three mile handicap chase, we took Kisumu out of his race on account of the softening ground but at least we could come away with a bit of credit as Catherine Walton produced another excellent ride to win the amateurs’ handicap hurdle on Lisa Harrison’s Johnny Go.