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“It would be no surprise if there was even more to come from him given his lightly-raced profile…”
Timeform on Tough Remedy
FESTIVAL OF AGES evidently hasn’t been the easiest to train, but he confirmed his wellbeing with a comeback win after 16 months off at Kempton last time, no more than workmanlike in the process but entitled to improve with the run under his belt. Indeed, he remains a horse of untapped potential after just three starts, especially now stepping up in trip, and another big run looks on the cards in this qualifier for All-Weather Finals Fay, with old rivals Watersmeet and Higher Power the most likely to take advanatage should the selection not come up to scratch.
PAMMI clocked an impressive closing sectional when successful on her most recent outing over C&D, forced to deliver her challenge from further back than ideal in a slowly-run race, and doing extremely well under the circumstances to peg back one who enjoyed the run of things on the front end. Jim Goldie’s charge probably deserves extra credit with that in mind and, a narrow leader on weight-adjusted ratings here, the handicapper has potentially been very lenient in putting her up just 1 lb, with an even better effort likely to be in the locker when granted a stronger pace to run at.
TOUGH REMEDY is steadily going the right way, producing his best effort to date when maintaining his 100% record on tapeta at Wolverhampton 23 days ago. It would be no surprise if there was even more to come from him given his lightly-raced profile and he would appear to hold sound claims in this afternoon’s follow-up bid, 2 lb clear on weight-adjusted ratings of a field made up of unexposed sorts for the most part, of which Firmament and Polybius make most appeal for the forecast spot.
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