Trainer Candice Bass-Robinson looks to have a strong hand in the Supabets 0861 76 22 37 FM 80 Handicap, for fillies and mares, at Kenilworth this Saturday.
Bass-Robinson will saddle three of the eight runners in Saturday’s 1600m race –including Nastergal and Strawberry Fire, who World Sports Betting have installed as first and second favourites respectively.
While Nastergal has won just once in seven starts, the 3yo daughter of Duke Of Marmalade has only once failed to finish in the first four, and with top jockey Anton Marcus (who rode her last time out) up, she looks sure to give another good account of herself on Saturday.
Stable mate Strawberry Fire put up a fine effort two starts back when second (albeit in receipt of 2.5kgs) to G1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas winner Front And Centre and must be respected on that effort.
Extradite, the third of the Bass-Robinson runners, has not won a race since 2016 and only beat one runner home at her last start.
Glen Kotzen will also be triply represented in Saturday’s race, with his runners including top weight Glamorous Life, Princess Vicky and Snapscan. Glamorous Life, who will be carrying 61kgs on Saturday, won over the trip two starts back and last time out ran a creditable third, to the very talented 3yo Santa Clara, when finishing 3.5 lengths off that feature race contender. She does have to give weight away to younger rivals who have perhaps more scope on Saturday.
The blue blooded Princess Vicky, a daughter of champion sire Silvano and multiple G1 winning champion Princess Victoria, has not quite lived up to the promise shown earlier on and is hard to fancy on current form.
In contrast, her stablemate Snapscan has been the soul of consistency in three starts and put up a fair post maiden effort last time out when fourth over 1200m. A step up to 1600m could well suit the classically bred Oratorio filly, whose dam is a full-sister to the Kotzen trained July winner Big City Life.
Michael Robinson is the only other trainer represented in this race, with Robinson set to saddle both Secret Depths and Tally-Ho respectively. The uber consistent Secret Depths caused a 75-1 shock when making a winning debut back in August and she has not finished out of the placings in five subsequent outings. Secret Depths finished 1.25 lengths in front of Nastergal last time out and meets the latter just 0.5kgs worse off for that run. She should run another good race here.
Stable mate Tally-Ho broke her maiden at the sixth attempt and was returning after a long break when sixth over 1200m.
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