Bunraku doesn’t look overburdened on her handicap debut in the 8.10 at Windsor this evening and rates a solid bet at 5/1.
Charlie Hills’ filly shaped really well on her debut when keeping on nicely to finish fifth of 18 to Mariners Cross, and although disappointing at Chester next time up she clearly injured herself when awkward at the stalls and a line can safely be put through that effort.
Indeed, the daughter of Cacique showed it was not her true running next time up when a solid third to Riot Of Colour at Salisbury where she was beaten 1 3/4 lengths after being unable to f9ind any extra close home.
The winner went on to be second in a class 2 handicap at Newmarket last week, and the fourth home Stirring Bridge also won next time up to give the form a solid look.
The selection then came good last time out in the mud at Doncaster, where she led two from home and pulled clear at the furlong marker to win easing down by 5 lengths from Catwalk.
That deserved win will have done her confidence the world of good, and the assessor seems to have taken a chance by allotting her an opening mark of just 80 in this class 4 contest.
I am convinced that she is better than that, and with underfoot conditions no problem she looks sure to take all the beating.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Bunraku (5/1 Coral, Stan James)