3.40 Newmarket – Fifth Position 10/1 & Lord North 6/1 (Both Each Way)
Sky Bet Top 8 Places, generally top 6.
An ultra competitive Cambridgeshire as you’d expect and we’re keen to be with 2 progressive and still unexposed 3yo’s.
Fifth Position has been plying his trade in listed and Group 3 level for his last 3 races and has run really well each time. He’s tended to race up with the pace, but would be really interesting here is given a slightly more patient ride. A nice scopey type, he’s plenty more improvement to come.
Lord North was in our Ten to Follow and whilst he’s still relatively inexperienced this season, that patience could well mean he’s a good deal ahead of the handicapper still. An eye-catching run behind King of Comedy in May, he was off until September when just finding a rejuvenated Bless Him too good, with some nice types well beaten off. Anything this stable run in this has to be respected and we could well be looking at a future group hors in a handicap here.
Result: Lord North WON, Fifth Position 8th.