Speed Ratings - by Lawrence Taylor

Speed expert Lawrence Taylor provides exclusive ratings and Speed Six analysis every day for At The Races. Lawrence landed his nap at 7-2 on Thursday. Best bets for Friday go on the level at Lingfield and Dundalk.

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PROMINNA IS WELL TICKED UP AT LINGFIELD

 

PROMINNA (nap) hinted at a return to winning ways when just denied by Hurricane Alert over this track and trip three weeks ago, a performance that also saw him register a list-topping speed rating of 80.

Lightly raced this term and with first-time cheekpieces fitted this afternoon, the gelding simply has too many ticks in the important boxes to be ignored this time around.

Pencilled in odds of 4-1 are another reason to look to get involved.

 

Lingfield 3-15 Handicap (Class 6) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Prominna  80  80  65  63  72  70  --
 Captain Ryan  77  77  38  70  69  58  43
 Avon Green  76  50  54  67  62  76  --
 Sandfrankskipsgo  74  74  58  56  51  --  --

LTO Speed: Prominna 80 Captain Ryan 77 Sandfrankskipsgo 74

 

Rest of the Speed Six...

 

Dundalk 6-45 Stakes 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Sky Seven  79  79  44  51  --  --  --
 Jupiter Road  71  71  46  --  --  --  --
 Lafayette Hill  68  68  55  53  (58)  (59)  (66)
 Major Reward  49  49  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Sky Seven 79 Jupiter Road 71 Lafayette Hill 68

A competitive median auction stakes, with three of the seven runners having won last time out. SKY SEVEN (nb) wasn't one of them, but his second to Numerian over seven furlongs at this venue latest did translate into a list-topping speed rating of 79. More than that, the winner and third both posted significantly bigger figures next time out. A lightly raced 3yo son of Helmet, the selection is bred to stay every yard of tonight's longer trip of one mile, and has already proven that he is a consistent sort.

 

Lingfield 4-55 Handicap (Class 5) 10f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Lacan  88  81  64  69  88  86  81
 Presence Process  82  61  56  --  82  --  --
 Magic Mirror  82  79  46  59  57  65  81
 Shyron  79  33  15  67  79  63  62

LTO Speed: Lacan 81 Magic Mirror 79 Pendo 71

LACAN has done all of his winning over one mile to date, but as a son of Derby winner New Approach should be just as effective over this longer trip of ten furlongs. Failing to get competitive over a mile at this venue latest, today's greater test of stamina should see him get more competitive at the business end, while his pencilled in odds of 10-1 means we can spread the risk a little and back him each-way.

 

Newbury 1-45 Novices Hurdle (Class 3) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Breaking Waves  89  89  59  46  (--)  --  --
 The Wolf  85  85  82  51  (--)  --  --
 Remastered  83  79  83  --  --  --  --
 Smith's Bay  80  80  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Breaking Waves 89 The Wolf 85 Smith's Bay 80

BREAKING WAVES posted a list-topping speed rating of 89 when scoring at Huntingdon last month, while at the same time proving himself to be fully effective over a galloping two and a half miles on rain softened ground. Lightly raced in this sphere, the gelding is fancied to go in again this afternoon, while his early bird odds of 3-1 with bet365 can be considered more than fair. That firm has Morning Vicar chalked up as the 7-4 favourite, but he didn't beat much at Ludlow latest, or post a speed rating of note.

 

Newbury 4-30 Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Maquisard  112  --  112  --  92  80  --
 Our Merlin  109  72  --  99  109  72  49
 Prince Charmin'  98  98  --  --  --  --  --
 William H Bonney  91  91  79  76  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Prince Charmin' 98 William H Bonney 91 Late Night Lily 79

MAQUISARD wasn't out of it when hampered and unseating rider three out at this track earlier in the month, while his second at Sandown on his previous outing translated into a list-topping speed rating of 112. Up another notch in class this afternoon, it might not be enough to stop the gelding from getting back to winning ways, not that his overall record is all that robust. A 6-1 shot with bet365 at the time of writing, those odds are big enough to keep me interested in him as a betting proposition.

 

Newcastle 7-00 Handicap (Class 4) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Chosen World  91  91  57  62  75  84  82
 Alexandrakollontai  91  65  42  91  76  52  --
 Testa Rossa  88  39  63  50  43  87  54
 Mudawwan  85  60  64  61  85  (33)  --

LTO Speed: Chosen World 91 Firmdecisions 79 Logi 74

CHOSEN WORLD looked to be a step or two ahead of the handicapper when coming from the rear to score readily over this track and trip last month, a performance that also saw him register a career-best speed rating of 91. Winner of three of his last five starts, this 5yo son of Intikhab must have every chance of overcoming a one grade hike in class this evening and finishing with his head in front again, even more so as he has enough variable speed about him to handle any pace scenario.


 

Rest of the racecards...

 

Dundalk
 

Dundalk 5-10 Claimer 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Al Batal  74  42  74  52  42  53  48
 Luna's Luck  74  69  74  59  (51)  --  --
 Your Pal Tal  71  71  71  50  53  --  --
 Connemera Queen  70  64  61  70  48  --  --

LTO Speed: Your Pal Tal 71 Luna's Luck 69 Connemera Queen 64

 

Dundalk 5-45 Handicap 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Ifyouhaveaminute  69  53  69  53  54  42  (34)
 De Latour  69  33  54  69  50  (36)  (71)
 She's My Dream  64  64  64  45  (42)  (57)  (56)
 Katie Blue  63  63  43  56  --  --  --

LTO Speed: She's My Dream 64 Katie Blue 63 Burning Lake 59

 

Dundalk 6-15 Handicap 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Kasbah  87  78  67  81  69  48  55
 Lily's Prince  86  80  73  86  73  72  70
 Bellick  85  85  59  77  54  83  74
 Geological  85  76  62  69  62  71  85

LTO Speed: Bellick 85 Lily's Prince 80 Silk Cravat 79

 

Dundalk 6-45 Stakes 8f  (See Speed Six)

 

Dundalk 7-15 Handicap 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Mulzamm  68  66  68  38  57  46  45
 Pact Of Steel  65  45  41  57  40  62  45
 Crossingoz  64  64  61  56  22  47  24
 Dollar Value  64  64  26  64  58  53  58

LTO Speed: Mulzamm 66 Crossingoz 64 Dollar Value 64

 

Dundalk 7-45 Handicap 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Miss Snossyboots  80  80  --  --  --  --  --
 Tooreen Legend  80  80  29  43  64  50  48
 Alcander  79  48  79  62  --  --  --
 California Lad  74  74  26  57  35  59  73

LTO Speed: Miss Snossyboots 80 Tooreen Legend 80 California Lad 74

 

Dundalk 8-15 Maiden 11f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Very Excellent  46  46  --  --  --  --  --
 Pearlman  46  46  --  --  --  --  --
 Sheamer Princess  30  --  30  --  --  --  --
 Bandiuc Eile  0  (71)  (64)  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Bandiuc Eile 71 Very Excellent 46 Pearlman 46

 

Dundalk 8-45 Handicap 11f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Sharjah  75  57  70  56  48  75  39
 New Vocation  70  70  53  52  31  57  (35)
 Latchet  69  39  69  57  50  59  34
 Groovy Jazz  67  59  58  67  (22)  (47)  --

LTO Speed: New Vocation 70 Invincible Queen 61 Rise Again 60

 

Lingfield
 

Lingfield 2-10 Handicap (Class 5) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Dancing Jo  82  61  82  58  54  58  51
 Mitigator  76  41  48  76  50  --  --
 Prince Llyr  75  75  (--)  --  --  --  --
 Redemptive  66  35  48  58  64  --  66

LTO Speed: Prince Llyr 75 Dancing Jo 61 On The Line 55

 

Lingfield 2-40 Handicap (Class 6) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Spirit Of Zebedee  78  75  62  47  65  78  (69)
 Catheadans Fury  76  68  71  76  --  --  --
 At Your Service  75  75  59  60  59  56  --
 Canimar  74  71  74  74  60  72  28

LTO Speed: Spirit Of Zebedee 75 At Your Service 75 Falcao 72

 

Lingfield 3-15 Handicap (Class 6) 5f

 

Lingfield 3-50 Handicap (Class 2) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Exceeding Power  99  46  57  99  (13)  --  --
 Oasis Fantasy  98  83  98  --  --  --  --
 Amazing Red  94  94  --  --  --  --  --
 Maybe Today  84  80  68  79  (91)  84  --

LTO Speed: Amazing Red 94 Oasis Fantasy 83 Maybe Today 80

 

Lingfield 4-20 Stakes (Class 5) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Travel On  0  (65)  (39)  (65)  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Travel On 65

 

Lingfield 4-55 Handicap (Class 5) 10f  (See Speed Six)

 

Musselburgh
 

Musselburgh 2-00 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Tight Call  73  --  --  73  --  (--)  (--)
 Morraman  51  29  --  --  47  51  --
 Sebastian's Wish  24  --  24  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Morraman 29

 

Musselburgh 2-30 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Wot A Shot  84  56  84  26  57  --  43
 Elysian Prince  83  (56)  (78)  (--)  83  24  --
 Newstart  78  --  26  --  69  56  55
 Oromo  76  19  76  50  72  27  45

LTO Speed: Side Of The Road 74 Gemologist 61 Farlam King 57

 

Musselburgh 3-05 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Boy's On Tour  105  86  105  70  --  --  --
 Wishfull Dreaming  94  94  88  51  (72)  (57)  (78)
 King Golan  72  72  --  --  30  --  --
 Elmono  71  --  71  --  --  --  (71)

LTO Speed: Wishfull Dreaming 94 Boy's On Tour 86 King Golan 72

 

Musselburgh 3-40 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 20f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Iconic Belle  78  65  --  --  41  78  --
 Frame Rate  76  --  64  --  --  76  11
 Shankill Castle  45  26  45  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Iconic Belle 65 Shankill Castle 26

 

Musselburgh 4-10 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Kovera  80  55  --  (87)  80  --  41
 Present Flight  44  --  --  --  34  43  44
 So Satisfied  41  --  --  --  (56)  41  --
 No No Mac  36  --  36  (36)  (52)  (10)  (21)

LTO Speed: Kovera 55 Killone 24

 

Musselburgh 4-45 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Samtu  78  (--)  (--)  44  --  65  56
 Rockalzaro  73  --  28  --  (22)  45  73
 Chanceanotherfive  72  72  --  --  --  40  54
 Donnas Dream  41  --  --  14  41  --  (--)

LTO Speed: Chanceanotherfive 72

 

Musselburgh 5-15 NH Flat Race (Class 4) 16f

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

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

 

Newbury
 

Newbury 1-45 Novices Hurdle (Class 3) 20f  (See Speed Six)

 

Newbury 2-20 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 22f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Voie Dans Voie  92  92  --  --  67  65  --
 Le Boizelo  89  51  --  82  89  --  --
 Valadom  83  59  83  (28)  (--)  35  (52)
 Valhalla  82  82  --  78  72  --  --

LTO Speed: Voie Dans Voie 92 Valhalla 82 Carnspindle 59

 

Newbury 2-50 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Agincourt Reef  85  85  --  47  --  --  --
 Notachance  84  64  84  73  9  --  --
 Sliding Doors  84  --  84  --  83  --  --
 Three Star General  77  67  62  51  72  45  64

LTO Speed: Agincourt Reef 85 Avantgardist 77 Reallyradical 72

 

Newbury 3-25 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 24f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Travertine  81  (73)  (--)  (72)  81  72  69
 Court Master  80  --  80  --  --  --  --
 Cracker Jak  79  79  51  53  53  --  (--)
 Ballyart  76  76  --  --  --  56  --

LTO Speed: Cracker Jak 79 Ballyart 76 Travertine 73

 

Newbury 4-00 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 23f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Larry  105  50  105  --  65  --  --
 Hurricane Dylan  104  88  104  97  65  (--)  --
 Air Navigator  100  --  100  87  --  --  --
 Red Rising  87  --  --  49  87  --  --

LTO Speed: Hurricane Dylan 88 Bob Mahler 78 Wandrin Star 75

 

Newbury 4-30 Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 16f  (See Speed Six)

 

Newbury 5-05 NH Flat Race (Class 1) 16f

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

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

 

Newbury 5-35 Hunter Chase (Class 6) 23f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Master Baker  93  93  --  --  --  --  --
 Sam Red  71  --  (--)  --  --  --  71
 Southfield Vic  70  22  70  --  --  --  --
 Forgotten Gold  19  19  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Master Baker 93 Southfield Vic 22 Forgotten Gold 19

 

Newcastle
 

Newcastle 5-30 Handicap (Class 6) 12f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Lord Lamington  61  58  61  (51)  --  --  --
 Colony Queen  58  58  --  40  35  --  --
 Fanfaronade  57  57  53  22  24  25  --
 Silk Island  55  45  30  55  --  33  --

LTO Speed: Lord Lamington 58 Colony Queen 58 Fanfaronade 57

 

Newcastle 6-00 Handicap (Class 5) 8f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Porrima  84  84  79  77  20  --  --
 Insurplus  84  68  70  52  71  84  74
 Cashel  82  67  78  82  77  70  40
 Elixsoft  80  80  77  52  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Porrima 84 Elixsoft 80 Edgar Allan Poe 73

 

Newcastle 6-30 Stakes (Class 5) 7f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Coastline  65  65  58  --  --  --  --
 Picture Your Dream  50  50  --  --  --  --  --
 Farrdhana  47  47  --  --  --  --  --
   0  --  --  --  --  --  --

LTO Speed: Coastline 65 Picture Your Dream 50 Farrdhana 47

 

Newcastle 7-00 Handicap (Class 4) 7f  (See Speed Six)

 

Newcastle 7-30 Claimer (Class 6) 6f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 Alsvinder  94  94  82  70  83  88  41
 Zylan  89  71  89  --  --  --  --
 Zapper Cass  87  56  82  75  71  47  86
 Bengali Boys  85  85  40  (87)  (60)  --  --

LTO Speed: Alsvinder 94 Bengali Boys 85 Lucky Lodge 79

 

Newcastle 8-00 Handicap (Class 6) 5f

 Horse  Best  Lto  2nd  3rd  4th  5th  6th
 One One Seven  72  59  --  72  (38)  (52)  (54)
 Hanakotoba  69  69  46  49  61  40  50
 Kickham Street  63  45  (28)  (33)  63  --  --
 Sister Of The Sign  60  37  60  --  50  57  40

LTO Speed: Hanakotoba 69 One One Seven 59 Hanati 51

 

 


 

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