KADRIZZI BETTER DRAWN THAN STAKE AT WINDSOR

Stake Acclaim

Stake Acclaim

DEAN IVORY sets a poser by running both Stake Acclaim and Kadrizzi in the 4.15 at Windsor today and the latter looks to have the better draw.

Thirteen line up for the 0-105 Class 2 handicap  over 6f and Stake Acclaim is drawn widest of all while Kadrizzi is more kindly berthed in stall four.

The former has won twice at Windsor, including a four length success when coming up the stands rail under a canny ride by Robert Winston.  The handicapper took a dim view of the winning margin and upped the son of Acclamation nine pounds to a career high 98.  While the weight may not stop him, the draw might, which is why he’s probably drifted out to 8/1.  Robert Winston again does the steering on his only mount of the day.

Kadrizzi

Kadrizzi

Kadrizzi is two pounds lower than for his Ascot success last August but needs to improve upon a somewhat tame effort last time out at Goodwood.  He is more solid in the market at 12/1 and Pat Cosgrave rides.

Stake Acclaim has always been well regarded at home and is enjoying a good, consistent season.  Maybe the answer is to split each-way stakes between the two horses in a very competitive race in which dangers include Dark Shot and Ice Age.