20th May 2021 | Horse Racing

Catterick: Poppy Petal

Finished second over course and distance when the fastest closer by 0.26s. Good adjusted speed rating and the fact she has experience on track and in soft conditions a big bonus.

Poppy Petal finished second over course and distance 11 days ago and returning to the same track, with same underfoot conditions is a big advantage. She struggled to go the early pace, perhaps a combination of the strong early gallop and/or inexperience. However, she was the fastest closer by 0.26s and clocked a decent speed rating for a debutant.

She was obviously learning on the job and the way she finished suggests she should improve considerable for the run. She gets weight from the top two in the market and looks a solid bet.

1pt Poppy Petal to win 3/1 with Bet365
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 19:08 20th May, 2021 but subject to change