Racing: Florazi can maintain his rise to the top

Simon Holt (right) of the Channel 4 Racing team gives a runner- by-runner analysis of today's Tote Credit Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock Park

Florazi: Has earned top weight in winning his last three starts. Looked very progressive when slamming Wuxi Venture four lengths at Sandown and has now won on a variety of surfaces.

Timekeeper: Beat only two home behind Beauchamp King here over seven furlongs this month. Three times a scorer in Listed company abroad but difficult to play here.

Lucayan Indian: Responded well under pressure to score at Newcastle and Newmarket (the useful Cloud Castle third) from just three juvenile outings and is still relatively unexposed. Potentially useful, though the handicapper has not taken too many chances with him.

Jazz Club: In trouble some way from home at Chester on his reappearance and yet to fulfil the promise of his debut win here in August when beating subsequent Middle Park Stakes winner, Hayil.

Tom Dougal: Seems to be going from strength to strength judged on recent big-field successes at Newmarket and York, on the latter occasion overcoming a poor run to beat 15 others. Up in the weights again but sure to be thereabouts.

Arctic Air: In her first handicap having been outclassed in two conditions races. Won an Ayr maiden (7f, good to soft) in September.

Colleville: A fair two-year-old (winning once from four starts), shaped well enough when fourth of 27 to Tom Dougal on her Newmarket return. Unfancied that day and may come on for the run, but has shown signs of temperament.

Premium Pursuit: Far from disgraced when fifth to Bodfari Pride at Chester last time but one or two may find him out today.

Panama House: Reluctant to enter the stalls when seventh to Ambiguous at Ripon last month.

Moon Gorge: On the go since February, when winning on the all-weather, and finished a close third behind Persiano at Warwick earlier in the month. Solid form.

French Connection: Has much more to do than when beating four others in soft ground at Hamilton.

Conclusion: In a fiercely competitive race, FLORAZI looks sure to be in the shake-up en route to possible cracks at Listed/Group mile events, while Tom Dougal (rising fast in the weights) is improving.

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
ebooks
ebooksA celebration of British elections
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Education

Guru Careers: Solutions Consultant

£30 - 40k (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Solutions Consultan...

Guru Careers: Software Developer

£30 - 35k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...

Ashdown Group: Systems Engineer - Linux - Central London

£40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Systems Engineer - Linux ...

Ashdown Group: Linux Systems Administrator - Windows, Linux - Central London

£40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Linux Systems Administrat...

Day In a Page

Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before