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Thirsk Preview: Scots ready to lay down the Law

| 15.07.2014

Thirsk stage a competitive seven-race card this evening, and Scots Law has form to her name which suggests she is capable of going well at a big price in the 1m handicap (9.10).

The Keith Dalgleish trained filly shaped with promise in three maiden runs last year, most notably when third of seven to Coral Mist at Haydock.

The winner went on to win a Group 3 contest at Ayr and is now officially rated 99, while the runner-up Merletta won next time up and is rated 95.

That is strong form, and Scots Law went on to catch the eye when finishing a staying on fifth of 15 to Black Treacle over 6f at Ayr on handicap debut off an opening mark of 75.

The daughter of Lawman finished just 2 3/4 lengths behind the fourth home Kenny The Captain, and that one went on to win his next two starts and is now rated 81.

The seventh home Kickboxer has also developed into a useful sort who is now rated 95, and that makes Scots Law look potentially well-treated off a rating of just 69.

Although Scots Law was well-beaten on seasonal reappearance, she ran as if needing the run and should now be spot on to do herself justice.

My Destination finally got off the mark when winning an amateur riders’ contest at Doncaster last week and can defy a penalty to follow-up in the 2m handicap (7.10).

The gelding travelled supremely well throughout at Town Moor, before taking up the running on the bit two from home and shooting clear to win easing down by 11 lengths.

The five-year-old is not suprisingly being turned out quickly under a 6lb penalty before the handicapper has his say, and with Luke Leadbitter in the saddle claiming 7lb is effectively running off 1lb lower.
That is going to make My Destination extremely difficult to beat, providing the race doesn’t come too quick.

In the 6f classfied contest (7.40), Angel Flores looks worth siding with now dropped back in trip.

The Richard Fahey rained filly left the impression she didn’t get home after travelling strongly for a long way on reappearance over 7f at Carlisle, and is sure to strip much fitter for the outing.

The lightly raced daughter of Art Connoisseur had some strong form to her name as a juvenile, when winning once and finishing runner-up twice, and should be more than capable of making her mark at this level.

6.10: Just The Tonic
6.40: Bifocal
7.10: My Destination (NB)
7.40: Angel Flores
8.10: Galactic Heroine
8.40: Musaddas
9.10: Scots Law (NAP)



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.