Feeling good for success
SPLENDID Feeling looks to have peaked in readiness for today's seventh event in which there do not appear to be too many dangers, writes Lawrence Wadey.
The David Hill-trained four-year-old has had two runs back this season, needing his reappearance effort and then shaping encouragingly behind Highland Laddie.
The bare form of that run behind Highland Laddie does not read too well as he finished 11th of 14 runners.
But he was prominent for a long way and was there with a winning chance until lack of hard racing condition told in the final 150 metres.
Since then Splendid Feeling has worked strongly, especially in a couple of searching gallops with his higher-rated stablemate, Gladstonian.
In both those workouts, it was Splendid Feeling who appeared to be going slightly the better of the two and Gladstonian came out and franked the merit of these workouts with his creditable second to Starbuck.
Topweight Fortune Ring is probably the main danger to Splendid Feeling.
Fortune Ring was all at sea on the equitrack surface on Wednesday night, but is set to go much better now that he returns to the grass. Do not leave him out.
Radiant Sun has run consistently all season and must be granted a quinella chance from the bottom of the handicap. He did not have much luck last time when fourth to Exporter.