Frazzled previews Saturday's Horse Racing and his first bet is Diamond Geyser at Doncaster.
Diamond Geyser made plenty of appeal in the 11 furlong handicap at Goodwood on Friday, but he has been re-routed to this Class 4 contest. Despite the marked difference in the price that we are getting, he makes strong appeal here.
After 3 runs under Lemos De Souza, it was not surprising to see a better jockey used when he ventured into handicaps and he won at the first time of asking at Lingfield. He won that contest off a mark of 65, beating Zain Arion in the process. That looked a good effort and with the runner up winning easily next time off a 6lb higher mark, it can be upgraded.
Diamond Geyser was beaten at short odds on his next start, when he was 2nd at Newbury off a mark of 71. However he travelled like a really nice horse through the race and pulled 4 lengths clear of the 3rd, when beaten 1.5 lengths by Niceonecenturion. His pedigree gave some concern as to whether stepping up to nearly 14 furlongs would suit and while he stayed well enough to run well, I think he will much better back at this 12 furlong trip.
He has been raised a further 6lb for that effort, but he strikes me as a horse that can rate at least 90 as the season progresses. If that is the case, in a race that lacks depth here, he is worth a strong bet to vindicate this judgement.
Pumblechook is potentially interesting, not least as a juvenile hurdling prospect, but Diamond Geyser could be a rapid improver, back at his ideal distance and he is the selection.
2.5 points win Diamond Geyser at 9/4 with Stan James