Byline: Killer angles on today's racing with Pietro Innocenzi
?Ryan Moore at Brighton Moore shows a whopping profit of PS41.76 to a PS1 level stake at the seaside course this century, although as his star has risen he's become a jockey who is overbet and you can no longer back his mounts blindly here. Still, it's hard to ignore him when he turns up at the track as he's partnered ten winners from only 27 rides in the last five seasons and only one of his last 14 mounts has finished outside the first three. He has seven rides this afternoon and a case can be made for all of them, but perhaps the most interesting is the two-year-old L'Addition (3.30).
?Has a wind op made a lasting difference to Top Offer? 5.40 Leicester It's only just over two years ago Peter Crate's gelding was sent off at 14-1 for the 2,000 Guineas won by Camelot and he's clearly not going to aspire to anywhere near those heights again. However, he's by no means past it at the age of five and he was back in business at Lingfield last time, when he overcame a so-so draw to win his first race since his debut in 2011. Afterwards, Crate said he'd recently spent a fair amount on correcting the gelding's wind.
The Exceed And Excel filly got off the mark at the first time of asking, beating a subsequent dual winner with something to spare at Lingfield in July. Two weeks later she finished sixth of 17 in a PS25k fillies' nursery at Newmarket, shaping best of those who raced centre to far side. That form looks pretty solid and this is almost certainly an easier contest.
She's clearly held in some regard as she still holds an entry in the Group 1 Cheveley Park and connections will surely be disappointed if she is unable to cope with a mark of 70. The slight concern is they've seen fit to equip her with a hood.
It's too early to say whether the operation will prove a lasting success, but Top Offer is potentially well treated off 67 considering he started handicapping off 95 and he's unexposed as a sprinter (Lingfield was only his third run over 6f). He's also best caught fresh, so a 44-day absence should be viewed favourably.
'The gelding is potentially well treated racing off a mark of 67 considering he started handicapping off 95' ??Cape Xenia looked a certain future winner on her debut 3.10 Leicester Henry Candy unleashed two fillies in the same race at Salisbury last month (Perceived, the other, goes in the first division of today's maiden) and both shaped promisingly, although Cape Xenia was the one who really caught the eye.
The daughter of Cape Cross travelled really strongly into contention and kept on well to take third behind two with experience. The form received a boost when the fourth scored next time.
Candy's record of only 1-30 in maidens at the track this century is a bit worrying, but 14 of those started in double figures and it's not a stat to get overly concerned with given the way his juveniles have been running this year.
The Kingstone Warren handler has sent out an impressive 11 winners from 28 runners (39 per cent strike-rate; PS48.88 profit).
Cape Xenia is forecast to go off favourite, but with two or three big yards represented her price should hold up. The ground was fast at Salisbury, so she won't mind the drying conditions.