September 3rd, 2016 | Ian Carnaby's Racing News

Last week worked out very well for us, with Princess Tansy going in at 9/1 and Nuno Tristan nicking fourth at Goodwood. He is capable of winning a good seven-furlong handicap before long, having done well from a wide draw seven days ago.

One or two that I’d have fancied are non-runners on Saturday. I was all set to go for Right Touch in the Albert Bartlett Handicap at Ascot and Intisaab in the six-furlong handicap later on but both are absentees. So, it’s a quieter day and I shall not be dipping into either of those two races now.

At Haydock the 32Red Sprint Cup takes pride of place and I see no reason to go against July Cup form. LIMATO won that in good style and there was no disgrace in finding the brilliantly speedy Mecca’s Angel too quick in the Nunthorpe at York. He reverts to six furlongs here and that will help him considerably. I shall back him and save on SUEDOIS, who chased him up at Newmarket and may not have found things working in his favour when fourth in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville last time. Suedois will be a very fair each-way price here and is well worth an each-way saver bet.

SHREWD ran a blinder when second in the Ebor and has a leading chance in the 32Red Casino Handicap over a mile and three-quarters. He is a luckless sort but holds his form well and the only thing that worries me slightly is the change of apprentice on board. I suppose you could say that Shrewd is a little too obvious but against that he will be value in the ring because, no matter what they may say, people are reluctant to back claimers against senior jockeys, especially in valuable races on Saturdays.

I don’t know why Richard Fahey’s POWERALLIED failed to get into the argument at Chester last time but I’d give him another chance in the Be Friendly Handicap at 4.00, while the penalised BRETON ROCK should still make the frame in the Group 3 mile event. This may see Spencer at his very best when coming from off the pace.

Princess Tansy goes again in the five-furlong handicap at Ascot but David Egan’s father John takes over so there is no claim. That makes things much harder and it’s a move that is hard to understand. I shall watch with interest.