Hat-Trick On Cards For Cosgrave Mount At Nottingham
With the going soft and rain forecast, the ability to act on ground with lots of give in will be paramount in finding winners at Nottingham this afternoon.
Sire progeny stats are a starting point and German Derby winner Sea The Moon, a winner on both occasions he tackled soft ground, has produced sons and daughters with a six from 24 win record on such a surface.
His daughter BIRDCAGE WALK goes in the paradoxically named British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Handicap over one mile two furlongs and can come out on top.
She has won her last two races, the latest easily at Windsor when making all, and is both improving and happy at the trip and over the ground.
On her penultimate race she beat today’s rival TEODORA DE VEGA fairly comfortably by nearly two lengths over course and distance and although the latter was having her first run after a break there is no reason to assume a reversal of the result on the same terms.
OJOOBA is another who might try to make all as she did over course and distance a month ago.
She also has a top pedigree and is an improver but isn’t guaranteed to go on the ground.
AUDARYA won at Redcar in June and was then fifth of eight in a better event at York on soft ground three weeks ago.
At 4/1 Birdcage Walk can come past Ojooba at the furlong marker and complete the hat-trick.