Top three year olds are back for Spring campaign

Top three year olds are back for Spring campaign

Heisenberg, Spot On and Stars Tonight all showed out last season as two year olds. Tonight at Addington, they begin their new season campaign. All three have had a trial and a workout to prepare for this evening.

Heisenberg and Stars Tonight look the dominant pair in Race Two over the 1980m. Owing to the Preferential Barrier conditions of tonight's race, they are obliged to start form barriers nine and eight respectively.

Heisenberg put in some huge runs against the best two year olds last season. He always appeared the type of horse that would come back even better as a three year old. His workout last week was a quieter run, but he did get home well after being way back turning for home. Stars Tonight was in the same workout and ran home very well for 4th. He was a convincing Addington winner at his last start and also looks to have plenty of scope moving forward. John believes that both horses have trialled plesasingly and they are hard to separate tonight.

Spot On actually won the workout contested by Heisenberg and Stars Tonight last week and looked well forward for his resumption in Race Ten. This is his first start from the stand and manners are the key over the 2000m. He does appear a sensible horse though and is clearly the main danger to the Purdon/Rasmussen trained Major Coo, that looks set to start a very short priced favourite.

There are three other stable runners tonight in Flashazz, Henry Hubert and De Lancome.

Flashazz has done well in her two race starts and does look particularly hard to beat tonight in Race Four. She is nicely drawn and will look to build on two useful runs to open her career. To be driven tonight by Ross Houghton, she looks one of the better chances.

Henry Hubert goes around in Race Six, in what looks to be a match race with another Purdon/Rasmussen runner in Anthem. Henry Hubert contested most of the big three year old goes last season and was more than competitive. The thought with him has always been that he will be a much better horse with time. Ben Hope combines in a small but useful Junior Drivers' event. Henry Hubert won his last workout well and is clearly a big chance here. 

The final stable interest tonight is De Lancome in Race Seven. She is in very good form and had no luck here last week. The draw is far from ideal, but providing they go hard look for her to be getting home over top of them. 

Posted: Fri 28 Sep 2018

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