Speed Ratings - by Lawrence Taylor

Lawrence Taylor provides exclusive ratings and Speed Six analysis every day for At The Races.His best bets for Tuesday go at Brighton and Hexham and are live on Sky Sports Racing.

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STRAWBERRY JACK RATES A TASTY PICK AT BRIGHTON

 

STRAWBERRY JACK (nap) has much in his favour in this nine-runner handicap, in that he has been solid on the clock of late, acts on fast turf, and has more than enough natural speed to cope with this sharp track.

Up a notch in class today, the selection can still be fancied to get back to winning ways, even more so as a predicted even pace will also play to his strengths.

A 5-1 shot with bet365 at the time of writing, those odds should be taken.

 

Brighton 3-35 Handicap (Class 4) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Strawberry Jack  87  82  87  (70)  (88)  (37)  69
 Majestic Mac  83  79  64  83  --  --  --
 Juanito Chico  81  52  32  81  (68)  (67)  (18)
 Gin Palace  79  79  (51)  (68)  (48)  61  --

LTO Speed: Strawberry Jack 82 Gin Palace 79 Majestic Mac 79

 

Rest of the Speed Six...

 

Brighton 4-45 Handicap (Class 6) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Andalusite  78  (--)  (--)  (51)  47  72  28
 Blessed To Empress  77  77  63  (56)  (59)  (62)  (68)
 Storm Melody  75  50  (70)  (70)  (64)  (61)  (63)
 Wilson  74  --  (24)  (55)  (74)  (56)  (64)

LTO Speed: Blessed To Empress 77 Ocean Temptress 67 De Little Engine 66

BLESSED TO EMPRESS posted a premier LTO speed rating of 77 when scoring over this track and trip three weeks ago, which puts plenty of ticks in the important boxes today. Taking on same low class rivals and with similar faster underfoot conditions prevailing, here are another couple of reasons to look to get involved with filly, but that's not to say I'd be happy to take less than her forecast odds of 3-1.

 

Hexham 6-50 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Roxyfet  85  85  63  --  54  69  --
 Black Kettle  77  34  --  77  29  --  --
 Quick Brew  62  62  --  --  --  --  --
 Goonjim  51  51  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Roxyfet 85 Quick Brew 62 Goonjim 51

ROXYFET (nb) rates clear top on the clock for this five-runner handicap chase, courtesy of her placed effort over this course and distance last month, and with the winner running five points faster when following up at Southwell next time out we know the form of the race is rock-solid. Taking on same class rivals today and with underfoot conditions just about perfect, all looks set for the selection to finish with his head in front this time around.

 

Hexham 8-50 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 23f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Farlam King  77  77  16  --  51  19  39
 It's All About Me  73  51  73  59  --  --  --
 Andhaar  65  --  --  --  65  35  37
 Witness  57  --  --  --  --  57  --

LTO Speed: Farlam King 77 It's All About Me 51 Donnas Dream 33

FARLAM KING has been knocking on the door of late, with his second to Emerald Chieftain at Kelso latest translating into a list-topping speed rating of 77. Back down a notch in class today and with ground conditions to suit, I'm hopeful the gelding can get off the mark over hurdles at the eleventh time of asking.

 

Nottingham 3-45 Handicap (Class 3) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 La Voix Magique  95  95  52  53  --  --  --
 Aim Power  88  77  62  88  --  --  --
 I Am Magical  86  86  46  --  --  --  --
 Layaleena  75  60  75  (84)  --  --  --

LTO Speed: La Voix Magique 95 I Am Magical 86 Aim Power 77

LA VOIX MAGIQUE looks way too big at 14-1 in the betting forecast, as she posted a list-topping speed rating of 95 when placed in a 1m 3f Listed contest at Chester a fortnight ago, and was a ready winner over today's trip of one mile at Haydock on her previous outing. Granted, the filly has yet to prove herself on ground as fast as she will encounter this afternoon, but that won't stop me from having a few quid on, even more so as she is down a fair bit in class here.

 

Wolverhampton 4-00 Handicap (Class 4) 8.5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Havana Ooh Na Na  87  87  60  76  50  44  45
 Fields Of Athenry  79  (58)  79  55  29  --  --
 Balata Bay  76  (61)  76  71  62  (74)  --
 Shir Khan  72  (71)  72  65  (47)  --  --

LTO Speed: Havana Ooh Na Na 87 Balladeer 82 Joe The Beau 77

HAVANA OOH NA NA went wire to wire in a seven furlong handicap at this venue last month, while at the same time managing to generate a list-dominant speed rating of 87. Up a couple of notches in class today, and with this longer trip and predicted strong pace likely to stretch the gelding's stamina to the max, he will do well to go in again for his followers. As big as 8-1 with William Hill at the time of writing, it makes plenty of sense to back him each-way on this occasion.

 

Rest of the racecards...

 

Brighton
 

Brighton 2-00 Stakes (Class 6) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Cool Strutter  67  59  (47)  67  (49)  26  --
 Ask The Guru  65  (58)  (35)  (34)  (28)  (42)  65
 Waneen  56  56  (49)  (57)  (32)  (46)  (37)
 Hurricane Alert  52  (57)  (62)  (32)  (68)  (55)  (52)

LTO Speed: Cool Strutter 59 Ask The Guru 58 Hurricane Alert 57

 

Brighton 2-35 Stakes (Class 5) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Voltaic  70  70  (65)  49  --  --  --
 I'm Brian  42  42  (26)  --  --  --  --
 Liliofthelamplight  0  (38)  --  --  --  --  --
 Je M'En Fous  0  (28)  (20)  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Voltaic 70 I'm Brian 42 Liliofthelamplight 38

 

Brighton 3-05 Handicap (Class 6) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Tarrzan  61  49  61  (41)  --  --  --
 Dark Poet  56  56  (26)  (--)  --  --  --
 Frea  54  54  (49)  (26)  (48)  --  --
 Global Goddess  52  (52)  (31)  (53)  (51)  (54)  --

LTO Speed: Dark Poet 56 Frea 54 Global Goddess 52

 

Brighton 3-35 Handicap (Class 4) 8f  (See Speed Six)

 

Brighton 4-10 Handicap (Class 5) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Makambe  78  78  (49)  (55)  (74)  (42)  (64)
 Vanity Vanity  77  77  (51)  (78)  (59)  (81)  (70)
 Gendarme  76  61  71  76  35  (62)  (46)
 Hatsaway  69  69  (25)  53  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Makambe 78 Vanity Vanity 77 Hatsaway 69

 

Brighton 4-45 Handicap (Class 6) 7f  (See Speed Six)

 

Brighton 5-15 Stakes (Class 6) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Confrerie  69  60  (--)  (52)  (54)  (43)  (75)
 Kahina  63  63  (47)  (32)  (58)  --  --
 Song Of Summer  54  (40)  (35)  (--)  (48)  (39)  27
 Sea Tea Dea  0  (47)  (--)  (30)  (50)  (37)  (--)

LTO Speed: Imperial Act 79 Kahina 63 Confrerie 60

 

Hexham
 

Hexham 5-50 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Sense Of Urgency  79  49  74  65  79  --  --
 Towerburn  72  --  72  68  51  --  --
 The Character  71  57  31  28  71  68  --
 Fading Icon  62  --  --  53  62  31  --

LTO Speed: The Character 57 Cherry Princess 51 Sleep In First 51

 

Hexham 6-20 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Glinger Flame  88  50  88  68  65  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Glinger Flame 50

 

Hexham 6-50 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 16f  (See Speed Six)

 

Hexham 7-20 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Beyondtemptation  98  98  65  36  64  55  --
 Fanzio  96  57  56  96  --  66  --
 For Three  79  44  74  76  79  77  --
 Ormesher  73  73  64  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Beyondtemptation 98 Ormesher 73 Fanzio 57

 

Hexham 7-50 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Flying Jack  66  17  --  --  --  66  --
 Truckers Tangle  65  (--)  63  --  --  65  (61)
 Mrs Vonn  45  45  --  --  --  27  --
 Call Me  37  37  (--)  (49)  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Kisumu 65 Mrs Vonn 45 Call Me 37

 

Hexham 8-20 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Eager To Know  78  --  --  78  --  --  --
 For Jim  64  64  --  (47)  19  --  --
 Spinning Scooter  63  59  54  --  43  50  --
 Prince Dundee  63  63  58  45  --  57  (59)

LTO Speed: For Jim 64 Prince Dundee 63 The Conn 59

 

Hexham 8-50 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 23f  (See Speed Six)

 

Huntingdon
 

Huntingdon 5-40 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Mystic Court  102  102  (--)  (--)  (--)  --  --
 Twist  68  68  (--)  --  --  --  --
 Rukwa  42  42  --  --  --  --  --
 Swilly Sunset  37  16  37  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Mystic Court 102 Twist 68 Rukwa 42

 

Huntingdon 6-10 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Lace Bonnet  75  --  75  --  --  43  --
 Golden Cannon  72  72  47  72  66  --  --
 Musical Stardust  62  48  62  61  --  --  --
 Kiruna Peak  45  45  33  41  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Golden Cannon 72 Musical Stardust 48 Kiruna Peak 45

 

Huntingdon 6-40 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Lord In Red  77  --  77  --  --  (--)  --
 Vaxalco  58  58  --  --  --  --  --
 Nesterenko  30  --  30  --  (66)  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Vaxalco 58

 

Huntingdon 7-10 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 The Groovy Hoovy  91  39  --  --  21  91  --
 The Lincoln Lawyer  90  79  --  57  --  90  --
 Thibault  85  44  70  85  --  --  --
 Petite Jack  84  84  45  68  49  --  --

LTO Speed: Petite Jack 84 The Lincoln Lawyer 79 Lazarus 73

 

Huntingdon 7-40 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Alltimegold  87  87  69  27  --  (46)  --
 Overtoujay  77  56  77  --  --  38  --
 Picknick Park  60  --  --  60  (--)  (61)  --
 Oscar World  55  --  55  --  (69)  (57)  --

LTO Speed: Alltimegold 87 Overtoujay 56 Ortenzia 43

 

Huntingdon 8-10 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 25f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Francky Du Berlais  101  36  101  87  --  --  --
 Little Millie  99  30  99  61  --  63  59
 Goodbye Dancer  81  57  --  --  81  --  35
 For Good Measure  75  (75)  (--)  75  (--)  (34)  --

LTO Speed: For Good Measure 75 Goodbye Dancer 57 Three Ways 38

 

Huntingdon 8-40 Hunter Chase (Class 6) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Bletchley Castle  68  --  68  --  --  --  --
 Saffron Wells  59  59  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Saffron Wells 59

 

Nottingham
 

Nottingham 2-10 Stakes (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Port Winston  52  52  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Port Winston 52

 

Nottingham 2-45 Stakes (Class 5) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Tabassor  60  60  --  --  --  --  --
 Keith  37  37  --  --  --  --  --
 Aegeus  37  37  --  --  --  --  --
 Sweet Celebration  0  (59)  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Tabassor 60 Sweet Celebration 59 Keith 37

 

Nottingham 3-15 Stakes (Class 5) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Ventura Glory  71  71  --  (75)  71  --  --
 God Has Given  66  63  47  64  66  27  --
 Gylo  53  53  45  (23)  (57)  --  --
 Sesame  50  (47)  --  50  46  --  --

LTO Speed: Ventura Glory 71 God Has Given 63 Rambaldi 61

 

Nottingham 3-45 Handicap (Class 3) 8f  (See Speed Six)

 

Nottingham 4-20 Handicap (Class 4) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Seascape  80  80  59  (--)  --  --  --
 Inclyne  80  68  63  60  80  --  --
 Cuban Sun  76  58  62  (27)  44  76  --
 Lady Lizzy  71  (65)  (61)  (40)  71  --  --

LTO Speed: Seascape 80 Inclyne 68 Lady Lizzy 65

 

Nottingham 4-55 Handicap (Class 5) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Navajo Star  76  48  (56)  76  (44)  (22)  (76)
 Master Grey  67  67  60  42  57  54  --
 Bailarico  64  44  64  --  --  --  --
 Dagueneau  56  18  56  32  (66)  --  --

LTO Speed: True Destiny 76 Master Grey 67 Knight Commander 61

 

Nottingham 5-25 Handicap (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Time For Bed  86  44  86  --  --  --  --
 Aghast  80  80  --  --  --  --  --
 Requited  79  79  (59)  --  --  --  --
 Socru  78  78  75  57  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Aghast 80 Requited 79 Socru 78

 

Sligo
 

Sligo 5-00 Claimer 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Lincoln  99  96  79  68  99  --  --
 T For Tango  83  56  83  65  (73)  69  --
 Tember  71  52  --  (35)  (59)  (75)  53
 Stamp Of Authority  68  26  (59)  68  67  (--)  --

LTO Speed: Lincoln 96 T For Tango 56 Tember 52

 

Sligo 5-30 Maiden 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Chamrousse  81  81  69  (49)  66  60  --
 Cruella Dovil  80  80  69  59  59  66  --
 Lumsden  69  69  57  --  --  --  --
 Secret Secret  65  65  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Chamrousse 81 Cruella Dovil 80 Lumsden 69

 

Sligo 6-00 Handicap 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Caesar's Comet  84  84  52  (69)  (54)  (68)  (50)
 Honor Oak  83  82  63  83  80  63  (54)
 Kasbah  82  73  70  (59)  (88)  79  (78)
 Sors  81  81  76  79  59  (54)  67

LTO Speed: Caesar's Comet 84 Honor Oak 82 Sors 81

 

Sligo 6-30 Handicap 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Bionic Tonic  71  71  33  39  --  --  --
 Adapt To Dan  69  69  (37)  (50)  --  --  --
 Fanny Blankers  68  68  50  35  22  --  --
 Boughtinthedark  68  68  --  31  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Bionic Tonic 71 Adapt To Dan 69 Fanny Blankers 68

 

Sligo 7-00 Handicap 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Last Judgment  66  66  --  --  --  --  --
 Ebony Belle  65  (31)  42  65  60  --  --
 Shamalov  65  --  (--)  65  51  --  --
 Nakakande  60  44  --  53  (39)  60  37

LTO Speed: Last Judgment 66 Libras Power 66 Olay Power 55

 

Sligo 7-30 Handicap 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Solomons Seal  82  82  65  74  64  78  48
 Secret Wizard  71  57  (74)  (--)  (74)  (59)  27
 Duquesa Beach  68  --  (42)  --  68  --  --
 Happy Company  65  47  53  54  52  --  54

LTO Speed: Solomons Seal 82 Wild Shot 76 Secret Wizard 57

 

Sligo 8-00 Handicap 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Majority Share  82  61  82  51  (36)  42  57
 The Names Jock  79  62  79  66  (22)  63  49
 Royal Canford  71  64  71  57  53  --  --
 Hidden Spark  71  46  (42)  71  45  (53)  37

LTO Speed: Grace To Grace 65 Royal Canford 64 Fine Fettle 63

 

Sligo 8-30 Maiden 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Small Town Boy  86  86  (51)  42  --  --  --
 Alakahan  72  72  --  --  --  --  --
 Overheer  65  65  --  --  --  --  --
 Alice Milligan  53  53  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Small Town Boy 86 Alakahan 72 Overheer 65

 

Wolverhampton
 

Wolverhampton 1-50 Stakes (Class 5) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Journey Of Life  70  (52)  70  (52)  --  --  --
 Derry Boy  61  (50)  44  60  61  49  --
 Ice Cave  54  54  --  --  --  --  --
 Victory Rose  47  (73)  47  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Victory Rose 73 Alkaraama 64 Jumeirah 63

 

Wolverhampton 2-20 Handicap (Class 6) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Klopp  73  (8)  50  47  73  66  49
 Eye Of The Water  72  (50)  72  58  56  44  32
 Griggy  71  30  68  50  67  71  (45)
 Freedom And Wheat  68  (39)  24  61  68  37  (58)

LTO Speed: Bluebell Time 68 Te Amo Te Amo 67 Sharrabang 65

 

Wolverhampton 2-55 Claimer (Class 6) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Captain Lars  97  59  85  91  87  82  85
 George Dryden  92  (50)  (63)  85  80  68  92
 Tomily  84  (66)  84  67  (52)  75  --
 Something Lucky  82  82  (69)  67  58  63  78

LTO Speed: Something Lucky 82 Steelriver 68 Tomily 66

 

Wolverhampton 3-25 Handicap (Class 6) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Hen  69  69  35  28  --  23  38
 Frenchmans Creek  59  59  --  --  12  11  --
 Juals Spirit  52  52  35  --  --  --  --
 Highway Robbery  50  50  36  (55)  35  --  --

LTO Speed: Hen 69 Frenchmans Creek 59 Juals Spirit 52

 

Wolverhampton 4-00 Handicap (Class 4) 8.5f  (See Speed Six)

 

Wolverhampton 4-35 Handicap (Class 6) 9f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Antico Lady  62  44  62  53  --  --  --
 Geography Teacher  61  (43)  46  40  44  36  44
 Symphony  61  26  39  35  55  53  55
 Tsarmina  52  30  52  --  32  --  --

LTO Speed: Maktay 49 Jailbreak 44 Antico Lady 44

 

Wolverhampton 5-05 Handicap (Class 6) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Descendant  79  (51)  (--)  72  38  59  --
 Skyva  78  68  62  (41)  70  69  78
 Conqueress  76  (28)  50  76  --  --  --
 Adventureman  73  29  50  73  --  41  28

LTO Speed: Sooqaan 68 Skyva 68 Rockesbury 65

 

 


 

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