Rhys Williams’ Thursday Racing Strategies: Powerful-travelling Tears to strike
“He bought off the mark over hurdles at Kilbeggan in August past year in relatively snug vogue on his to start with try over 2m4f and he was stepped up in vacation yet again to 3m on his return to handicap organization on his adhering to commence.”
Ran effectively in significantly harder enterprise last time
Killarney 14:45: Thousand Tears 1pt e/w 7/1
Thousand Tears experienced an inconsistent start to his career but he put jointly a string of great initiatives previous year and developed on that with a promising seasonal debut at Cork last week.
He acquired off the mark over hurdles at Kilbeggan in August very last 12 months in fairly snug fashion on his to start with try out about 2m4f and he was stepped up in journey once again to 3m on his return to handicap business on his adhering to start.
He was held up and was still at the back of the major pack leaving the back again straight in advance of building ground running down the hill on the remaining bend. He travelled perfectly into the direct pretty early in the dwelling straight but he could not quite see out the excursion and was headed late on, finishing 3rd.
Thousand Tears let down on his ultimate commence of the time at Listowel but the floor was poorly lower up that day and the long absence adhering to that operate implies that he might have experienced an difficulty that brought about that very poor run.
He bounced again on his 1st start off of this period at Cork. He raced keenly beneath restraint at the again of the field and he was nonetheless in fifth travelling very well getting into the household straight for the final time. He reached for 3 out and landed a bit steeper than perfect before acquiring to hold out for space to obstacle at 2 out. He could not fairly go with the primary trio heading to the previous but stored on effectively to complete fourth, overwhelmed 6½ lengths.
Despite the fact that the continual tempo flattered him in opposition to considerably larger rated rivals, this was continue to an encouraging comeback notably after the poor run on his past get started and he’s formally 2lb well in right now.
It is a bit concerning that the race may well not be way too strongly operate for a significant-area handicap and that could consequence in him remaining a little bit keener than great early on but he settled fairly very well when winning in excess of 2m4f at Kilbeggan in a race that was not especially strongly operate so it might have been freshness that triggered him to be so keen early final time.
When I assume most of his rivals have possibly arrived at their level or are on the way down, Thousand Tears looks open to a lot more improvement and any 11/2 or larger appeals.