Comment: Placed once from 4 starts in Irish points but has offered little for new connections, pulled up at Chepstow when last seen 7 months ago.
Best Odds are Bold
The five tiles correspond to the five possible Early Position Figures (EPFs) that a horse can record in a race:
EPF 1 Leader/Front runner
EPF 2 Prominent/Close up
EPF 3 Mid-division
EPF 4 Towards rear
EPF 5 Behind
The colour scale represents the probability of the horse recording that EPF; deeper blues are higher probability, while white indicates lower probability. The horse indicates the predicted EPF.
Tim Rocco (GER)
Court Jurado (IRE)
SECRET MELODY had the race at his mercy when blundering at the last at Bangor on reappearance and was still going comfortably when unseating at Market Rasen, so it's worth chancing him to complete a clear round and gain some compensation. Tim Rocco has made a positive start to chasing and deserves respect along with ex-pointer Court Jurado, who could improve from his initial chase outing.
1 Tim Rocco
Sean Quinlan's strike rate on chase favourites
Charlie Longsdon's strike rate in summer
Specific Place Hint: Secret Melody might not get things all its own way near the head of affairs but shouldn’t be held back by that alone: The leaders will have to go harder than the predicted pace forecast if the hold-up horses such as Thomas Blossom are going to come into things.
Individual Price Hint: Secret Melody traded at 10% or less of BSP and 50% or less of BSP on 2 of its last 5 starts: Court Jurado traded at 10% or less of BSP and 50% or less of BSP twice on 3 of its last 3 starts.