Speed Ratings - by Lawrence Taylor

Speed expert Lawrence Taylor provides exclusive ratings and Speed Six analysis every day for At The Races. His best bets for Sunday go on the level at Goodwood and Yarmouth.

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LE DON DE VIE RATES A VALUE PICK AT GOODWOOD

 

LE DON DE VIE (nap) looks big at 8-1 in the betting forecast for this six-runner middle-distance handicap, as he rates the best and most consistent clocker in the line up by quite some margin, and will find today's conditions just about perfect.

Finding 12 furlongs too much of a stamina test at this venue last time out, the gelding still managed to generate a career-best speed rating of 99, a figure that sees him boss it on the clock in this same class handicap.

Dropping back to just shy of ten furlongs here, it will come as no surprise if he delivers at a decent price for his supporters.

 

Goodwood 3-00 Handicap (Class 2) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Le Don De Vie  99  99  94  77  --  --  --
 Cardano  89  58  60  65  75  89  75
 Harrovian  88  88  81  (79)  49  --  --
 Country  80  56  80  72  48  --  --

LTO Speed: Le Don De Vie 99 Harrovian 88 Great Example 75

 

Rest of the Speed Six...

 

Beverley 2-10 Claimer (Class 5) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Rousayan  93  84  90  93  72  85  --
 Tukhoom  88  71  72  76  79  70  64
 Carry On Deryck  84  53  53  84  58  (48)  --
 Be Kool  84  (84)  65  84  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Be Kool 84 Rousayan 84 Tukhoom 71

ROUSAYAN failed to fire on soft ground at Catterick a fortnight ago, and is better judged on the winning speed ratings of 90 and 93 he posted on faster terrain at Pontefract and Carlisle on his previous outings. Not over-raced this season and down a couple of notches in class, all looks set for the gelding to add to his strike-rate this afternoon.

 

Beverley 3-15 Handicap (Class 3) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Bushtucker Trial  84  69  44  31  84  56  --
 Great Dame  71  --  38  --  --  36  71
 Tom Tulliver  66  33  47  66  32  --  --
 Proper Beau  61  61  39  57  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Bushtucker Trial 69 Proper Beau 61 Harry Love 57

It's hard to look past BUSHTUCKER TRIAL in this five-runner sprint handicap, as he posted a list-dominant speed rating of 84 when successful at Leicester earlier in the season, and notched his second victory from five career starts at Newbury just nine days ago. Granted, on paper the gelding is back up a notch in class today, but his rivals figures tell their own story.

 

Goodwood 5-50 Handicap (Class 4) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Lightening Dance  74  74  58  58  71  --  --
 Blue Medici  73  40  --  73  62  43  --
 French Mix  69  44  69  44  53  (--)  (63)
 Ascot Day  66  63  1  59  --  42  18

LTO Speed: Lightening Dance 74 Ascot Day 63 Surrey Blaze 58

LIGHTENING DANCE came from midfield when scoring over a stiff 12 furlongs at Newbury last month, which means he will probably need to deliver a greater amount of natural speed on today's much sharper track. It shouldn't be a problem, however, as the selection was successful over ten furlongs at this venue a couple of seasons ago. Lightly raced this term and top on the clock with a figure of 74, he seems to have most of the major angles covered.

 

Yarmouth 4-00 Handicap (Class 4) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Fred  70  70  69  66  --  --  --
 Taste The Nectar  65  (43)  53  65  --  --  --
 Dark Optimist  65  64  32  65  62  61  40
 War Storm  64  51  63  64  (49)  --  --

LTO Speed: Fred 70 Dark Optimist 64 Little Brown Trout 53

FRED is no world-beater, but has enough firepower to see off his rivals in this Class 4 sprint handicap. Successful over seven furlongs at Haydock on his penultimate outing, and finishing just out of the money in a better race over the same trip at Goodwood last time out, the colt continues to perform at a consistent level on the clock, and has more than enough natural speed to cope with today's drop back in trip.

 

Yarmouth 5-40 Handicap (Class 5) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Global Hope  84  67  65  60  55  50  84
 Royal Welcome  74  48  14  (56)  74  49  --
 Tulloona  73  73  51  53  (50)  (39)  (67)
 Atletico  73  (66)  (70)  73  56  (76)  71

LTO Speed: Tulloona 73 Moretti 69 Global Hope 67

GLOBAL HOPE (nb) wasn't for catching in a six furlong maiden at this venue earlier in the month, even if the time of the race was nothing to write home about. However, the selection did show his prowess on the clock at Lingfield in June, with his third to Nahaarr in a six furlongs novices event translating into a list-dominant speed rating of 84. Placed over today's track and trip on his penultimate outing, the gelding has enough ticks in the important boxes to overcome a one grade hike in class.



 

Rest of the racecards...

 

Beverley
 

Beverley 2-10 Claimer (Class 5) 7f  (See Speed Six)

 

Beverley 2-40 Maiden (Class 5) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Yoshimi  59  59  --  --  --  --  --
 Carriesmatic  55  55  30  38  --  --  --
 Alibaba  48  24  48  --  --  --  --
 Magna Moralia  37  37  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Yoshimi 59 Carriesmatic 55 Abbotside 50

 

Beverley 3-15 Handicap (Class 3) 5f  (See Speed Six)

 

Beverley 3-50 Handicap (Class 6) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Furyan  71  23  60  27  59  71  24
 Intense Pleasure  68  24  22  49  20  --  28
 Brutalab  66  --  34  60  48  58  66
 Star Ascending  62  36  --  62  23  (63)  (46)

LTO Speed: Metronomic 58 Dose 47 Foxrush Take Time 43

 

Beverley 4-25 Handicap (Class 5) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Five Helmets  80  64  53  80  45  25  51
 Ideal Candy  80  51  61  41  60  73  80
 Lady Scatterley  78  35  52  78  51  48  --
 Dutch Coed  78  78  32  66  71  50  46

LTO Speed: Dutch Coed 78 Kwanza 68 Five Helmets 64

 

Beverley 5-00 Handicap (Class 4) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Balladeer  86  31  86  43  (55)  83  77
 One To Go  84  54  74  57  59  84  55
 Northern Lyte  79  54  52  79  54  55  60
 Joe The Beau  77  (--)  77  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Invasion Day 63 Northern Lyte 54 One To Go 54

 

Beverley 5-30 Handicap (Class 6) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Grey Berry  75  (48)  56  32  52  38  46
 Fitzy  72  15  63  50  58  72  41
 Jagerbond  67  42  28  30  --  67  (35)
 Splash Of Verve  65  (--)  37  45  65  41  (41)

LTO Speed: The Mekon 56 Outlaw Torn 55 Prince Consort 52

 

Beverley 6-00 Handicap (Class 6) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Oriental Splendour  74  45  69  56  55  74  36
 Red Allure  72  35  72  35  41  --  39
 War Ensign  72  48  54  66  72  65  47
 Archimedes  69  69  45  59  67  (74)  (--)

LTO Speed: Archimedes 69 Storm Lightning 67 Poeta Brasileiro 63

 

Goodwood
 

Goodwood 2-00 Maiden (Class 4) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Hashtagmetoo  70  70  61  45  40  (38)  --
 Murraymint  59  59  --  --  --  --  --
 Junvieve  47  47  (53)  34  --  --  --
 Single  41  41  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Hashtagmetoo 70 Murraymint 59 Junvieve 47

 

Goodwood 2-30 Seller (Class 3) 11f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Elegant Love  83  83  70  43  69  --  47
 Canford Dancer  81  (52)  50  81  (48)  (56)  --
 Queen's Soldier  75  75  69  71  56  63  33
 Watch And Learn  72  48  66  72  56  (59)  (53)

LTO Speed: Elegant Love 83 Queen's Soldier 75 Canford Dancer 52

 

Goodwood 3-00 Handicap (Class 2) 10f  (See Speed Six)

 

Goodwood 3-35 Handicap (Class 5) 9f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 N Over J  62  35  62  (58)  (52)  41  55
 Amor Fati  59  45  59  26  (11)  --  (30)
 Luna Magic  56  56  35  53  (51)  4  19
 Guardiola  55  27  55  16  10  24  --

LTO Speed: Luna Magic 56 Topology 52 Creative Talent 52

 

Goodwood 4-10 Group 3 (Class 1) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Angel's Hideaway  123  102  119  76  123  98  --
 Limato  122  102  122  115  --  --  --
 Suedois  118  98  108  118  67  109  93
 Anna Nerium  117  101  96  117  100  (82)  --

LTO Speed: Momkin 111 Foxtrot Lady 107 Mot Juste 105

 

Goodwood 4-45 Handicap (Class 3) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Spanish Aria  86  53  59  86  (74)  --  --
 Arctic Ocean  85  59  85  81  43  53  --
 Fannie By Gaslight  82  72  80  82  --  --  --
 Mazzuri  76  --  76  25  67  --  --

LTO Speed: Alemagna 91 Fannie By Gaslight 72 Arctic Ocean 59

 

Goodwood 5-20 Handicap (Class 5) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Wiff Waff  78  38  72  63  52  78  (74)
 Red Stripes  70  66  63  64  70  52  69
 Zac Brown  70  (71)  (72)  54  (72)  70  (69)
 Flowing Clarets  68  (64)  (56)  68  26  51  47

LTO Speed: Zac Brown 71 Broughton Excels 67 Red Stripes 66

 

Goodwood 5-50 Handicap (Class 4) 12f  (See Speed Six)

 

Yarmouth
 

Yarmouth 2-20 Handicap (Class 5) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Double Reflection  82  75  39  35  --  82  (39)
 Sudona  79  69  53  79  76  --  --
 Elhafei  71  37  71  61  (47)  --  --
 Geetanjali  67  (76)  59  55  --  57  67

LTO Speed: Geetanjali 76 Double Reflection 75 Sudona 69

 

Yarmouth 2-50 Handicap (Class 2) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Certain Lad  99  76  98  76  99  80  (99)
 Oasis Prince  94  92  60  91  77  84  80
 Three Comets  93  93  73  --  --  --  --
 Elector  91  91  91  87  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Three Comets 93 Oasis Prince 92 Elector 91

 

Yarmouth 3-25 Maiden (Class 4) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Charming Spirit  53  53  --  --  --  --  --
 Farewell Kiss  46  30  46  --  --  --  --
 Clever Candy  45  45  34  --  --  --  --
 Jovial  0  (63)  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Jovial 63 Charming Spirit 53 Clever Candy 45

 

Yarmouth 4-00 Handicap (Class 4) 6f  (See Speed Six)

 

Yarmouth 4-35 Handicap (Class 3) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Michele Strogoff  105  69  96  72  105  (79)  (92)
 Balgair  99  82  80  99  81  --  --
 Solid Stone  97  97  71  82  72  --  --
 Arigato  87  87  86  (88)  83  83  --

LTO Speed: Solid Stone 97 Arigato 87 Balgair 82

 

Yarmouth 5-10 Handicap (Class 3) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Light And Dark  105  77  105  54  --  --  --
 Reeves  104  61  97  86  93  104  89
 Love Dreams  100  86  86  77  79  95  90
 Spanish City  98  71  98  90  84  90  --

LTO Speed: Sanaadh 94 Love Dreams 86 Haddaf 81

 

Yarmouth 5-40 Handicap (Class 5) 7f  (See Speed Six)

 

 


 

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