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Geojimali set for overdue success with low draw in his favour; TRADING POST.

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Thaix 3.35 Plumpton


Taken a real liking to this track, with his last-time-out win here taking his record to 72141

Been raised 10lb for that success, but won off new mark over hurdles and there should be plenty more to come if Mattie Batchelor can get him jumping as well as he did last time Won't mind how heavy the ground is, as he splashed through a virtually waterlogged course last time, and you can't say that about most of his rivals

Carly Bay and Forfeiter have big weight pulls on earlier form this season, so he will have to be as progressive as he looks





Thrown in on old form and the signs last time at Leicester were that he could be about to reproduce it

Jim Best stable back on song after a slight mid-season lull - three wins, two seconds and three thirds in the last fortnight

Paddy Brennan a rare booking for the stable, but he won on only his second ride for Best on Misbehaviour last week

Had eight different jockeys in the past year or so, and none has yet found the key to him


5.20 Towcester

Lay for a place at up to 1.7

Never easy for horses to carry a double penalty in bumpers and every extra ounce is going to tell in these conditions

Two game wins in bumpers and handled ground and track last time, but form does not look that strong

There are quite a few in here of interest from stables with proven records in bumpers (Dont Tell The Wife, Ayemdee), while plenty of those who have run have shown enough to suggest this could be quite a competitive heat

Showed a really good attitude on both starts, so can be relied upon to put his head down when the going gets tough, as it undoubtedly will


5.30 Musselburgh

Back (nap)

Usually goes well fresh and won this race first time up last year off a mark of 81

Down to 78 after a frustrating season in which he proved he retained all of his ability but never got the breaks

Draw not a massive issue with this hold-up performer (won from stall 13 last year), but low is usually where you want to be over 5f at Musselburgh, so can't argue with the number one berth here

Loves to chase a strong pace, so good too see tearaway Mr Wolf next door in two and Melalchrist drawn five; with the right breaks he can come steaming through at the end for the second year running

Tried over 7f at the end of last season and got it surprisingly well, so must be slight suspicion that this fast 5f could be on the sharp side for him now


November Handicap winner Malt Or Mash (left) was an impressive winner of the Listed race at Kempton yesterday
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Mar 23, 2008
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