4:30 – Sandown – SOLARIO RACING TWELFTH SHARE SYNDICATES NURSERY (CLASS 4) (2yo 0-85) Good 7f16y
Richard Hannon has already sent out 81 two year old winners this season at an average strike rate of 21% and had two 2 year old winners at Salisbury yesterday evening. He has the favourite in the Group 3 Solario Stakes earlier on the card at Law Enforcement looks to have very good claims in the Nursery at 4:30.
Law Enforcement made is racecourse debut at Sandown in July over 7 furlongs in Soft ground and ran really well to finish 2nd to a horse who had already had two runs with the pair finishing 4 lengths clear of the rest of the field. He broke his maiden on his next start at Epsom at the beginning of August, again over 7 furlongs when he was shaken up 2 furlongs out before going to the front just before the final furlong staying on well to win by ¾ length.
He was up in trip to 1 mile on his last start at Newmarket 8 days ago which was his first run in a Nursery and he looked to have made decent progress when he won by 1 length as all four of the runners in behind him had won on their previous starts.
He drops back down to 7 furlongs this afternoon but his trainer does not think the shorter trip will inconvenience him when he said “Law Enforcement won really well at Newmarket and even off a 5lb higher mark should be thereabouts in the nursery, with the stiff seven furlongs sure to suit him.” His record at 7 furlongs is one win and one 2nd place from two starts.
The going should be fine for Law Enforcement his Epsom win came in Good ground. He is ridden by Richard Hughes who rode him on his debut at Sandown and Richard is currently 19 winners ahead of Ryan Moore in the flat jockeys championship with a winning strike rate of 21%. He has ridden 38 two year old winners this season from 143 rides which is a very good winning strike rate of 26.5%.
Despite carrying top weight in this 2 year old handicap, Law Enforcement is still progressing and should run well again today. As he demonstrated at Newmarket last time his long term future will probably be at distances around a mile, but Sandown’s stiff uphill finish should play to his stamina strengths. With 11 winners in the last 14 days his yard are still going well and with Richard Hughes in the saddle he will be given every chance today.