Review Of Arch Walker & Fast Shot 6th June

Arch Walker Nottingham 6th June

Arch Walker ran in the 0-70 Class 5 handicap yesterday at Nottingham, Darryll Holland took the ride aboard the John Weymes trained 5 year old.

Nottingham had rain overnight and the ground was described as Good To Soft. All of Archie’s good form to date had come on firmer ground.

Archie broke smartly, and tracked the leader of the far side group. After travelling a furlong or so, Archie took the lead on the far side and was very prominent until ridden and weakening approaching the final furlong, finishing 6th.

Considering the ground, this was a promising run from Archie and Darryll was complimentary about him after the race. He felt he could a job over 5f and we should turn him out again a.s.a.p. as he had a job pulling him up after the line .

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On to the evening meeting at Ripon for Fast Shot

Fast Shot ran in the feature race at Ripon Last night over 6f, as per usual David Allan was aboard. The OnToAWinner barmy army turned out in force to cheer on this progressive 4 year old.

Fast Shot relishes a bit of cut in the ground, some rain had come and we were feeling positive heading into this highly competitive sprint.

He was drawn in stall 6 and David opted to come to the near side to join the main group. He seemed to be travelling really well, unfortunately when he made his serious effort, he got caught short of room and with a furlong and a half left and his race was over. As Van Morrison said – “there’ll be days like this”

Although disappointed, we can take many positives out of the race such as the fact that he looks at ease in this company if not better.

Fast Shot will be aimed at many competitive sprints, all things being well we will head for one of the cups at Ayr later in the year, a track we feel he will get his conditions in and will relish.

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