Been quiet start to April with no bets for blog last week ,though the Flat racing really gets started this weekend with Newbury's big Dubai Duty Free meeting,Featuring G3 John Porter Stakes, Greenham Stakes & Fred Darling Stakes.That's followed by Newmarket's Craven Meeting Next Wednesday and Thursday.
Going back to Wednesday's racing we have fair looking card at Nottingham with the day's feature race. The Barry Hills Further Flight listed stakes over 1 mile 6 furlongs .
4.10 NOTT 1MILE 6F BARRY HIlLS FURTHER FLIGHT (LISTED RACE)
10 runners declared for Nottingham's Feature race the £40,000. Barry Hills Further Flight Stakes over 1 mile 6 furlongs on soft ground .The three main contenders look to be Biographer , High Jinx & Flying Officer .
BIOGRAPHER : Useful stayer ,winning twice in 2012 ,including Listed race at Ascot over this trip on soft ground .Ran with credit last season in group races without winning .Also finished close second in Esher Listed Stakes at Sandown .Will be suited returning to listed company on soft ground.
HIGH JINX : Consistent stayer ,showed some useful form in group races over last two seasons ,including finishing second in G2 Doncaster Cup for last two years .Not the easiest horse to win with ,though will suited by this drop in class .Ryan Moore looks eyecatching Jockey booking .
FLYING OFFICER :Lightly raced four year old gelding ,only had the three starts ,winning twice ,including bolting up in 10 furlong class 3 handicap at Windsor last season .Should be suited by this step up in trip ,being brother to St Leger winner Lucano .
VERDICT :BIOGRAPHER looks to have plenty in his favour here ,having proven record in Listed company over 1 mile 6f on soft ground .Also ran well on his reappearance last season fininishing close fourth in hot handicap at York .Looks the one to beat with conditions to suit .Odds around 4-1 look very fair value .
Of the others High Jinx has plenty form in group races ,though seems struggle to get his head in front these days and normally comes on for his first run of the season .
Flying Officer is interesting runner for John Gosden & looks sure improve over longer trips this season ,though faces no easy task ,stepping up to listed company and is unproven on soft ground .
BIOGRAPHER 4.10 NOTTINGHAM
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