A really competitive card at Saint-Cloud this afternoon, featuring two Listed contests, but I’m heading to the mile nursery (3.25pm) for the bet on the card, with Mistergif looking overpriced to get off the mark on his second start in handicaps.
He didn’t show much in three qualifying runs in maidens in August/September, but I liked his run at Compiegne on nursery debut last time, where he finished fourth, staying on from a long way back over 7f on very soft ground. He was beaten just over a length that day by Dubai Memories and Recorwoman, who are both at the top of the betting today, and is 2.5kg better off with the first-named.
He still needs to learn to settle better, but his latest start was undoubtedly an improved one and the return to a mile should suit this son of Zarak, who is doing so well with his first crop this year.
3.25pm Saint-Cloud – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Mistergif @ 14-1 (various)