17th Sep 2016 | Horse Racing
Newbury Tips: City Of Joy
Slowly into stride at Sandown but made eye-catching progress from a hopeless position.
In the 1.10 Newbury experience could prove key with eight horses making their debut. Of those that have seen a racecourse City Of Joy stand’s out.
Things didn’t entirely go to plan as he struggled to get out of the gates at Sandown and that rather compromised his race. Forced to race in rear of a 14-runner maiden he was 9.25 lengths behind with 4f to go.
At this point the penny dropped and he clocked the fastest closing sectional as he scythed through the field. Although unable to reel in the leaders he was the big eye-catcher and earned an adjusted speed rating of 78.
He’s bred to get further in time and with Ryan Moore and Sir Michael Stoute in his corner he has the right people around him.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 06:04 17th Sep, 2016 but subject to change