It’s usually recommended to strike while the iron is hot with fillies or mares in form, and an implementation of that adage can pay off at Edinburgh’s nearest course this evening.
ROYAL COSMIC goes in the Silk Series Lady Riders’ Handicap and she is certainly in form, having been runner-up to Charles Kingsley at Hamilton as recently as Wednesday.
She runs to a consistent level on turf and all weather, having won two at Southwell and Newcastle this winter off marks around 60, and then going very close in other events off a few pounds higher.
This week’s effort was off 71 and races off the same today.
A bonus factor is the presence of Megan Nicholls on her back in this pro-am women’s race.
Megan has had 466 riders and is operating at around 10% but still takes 3 lbs off, which could prove important.
She is also three from five at the course – 180% better than expected.
Similarly, the horse has raced three times at the course with two victories ensuing.
AN FEAR CIUIN is actually top on BTO regular and speed ratings and can be found at 18/1 with BetVictor, whilst BAYDAR is being backed.
At a solid 2/1, Royal Cosmic it could be a girls’ night out.