Windsor Preview: Jupiter fancied to Storm to success
Windsor stage a competitive seven-race card today, and Jupiter Storm looks to have outstanding claims of providing jockey Ryan Moore with another winner in the 4.50.
Trained by Ryan’s father Gary, the gelding was in good form last summer when landing back-to-back contests at Chepstow and this track.
He was particularly impressive when scoring over course and distance by eight lengths, where he made all and won easing down off a mark of 76.
The son of Galileo got put up 14lb for that victory to a mark of 90, and not surprisingly his form tailed off.
Jupiter failed to trouble the judge in five subsequent starts, but his handicap mark has fallen as a result and he now returns to action off a rating of 77.
That is just 1lb higher than his last success registered in runaway style here and makes him look dangerously well-treated.
He is now also reunited with Moore for the first time since that win, and with conditions fine looks weighted to take all the beating.
In the 5f handicap at 3.20, O’Gorman looks worth siding with now returned to the scene of his last success off what looks a handy mark.
Gary Brown’s charge registered his last success at this track over 6f last June, when coming from off the pace to beat Blue Jack by a length off a mark of 80.
The gelding went on to finish a decent third at Kempton two starts later off a mark of 85, and looked as if he was coming back to his best last time out over 5f at Lingfield when finishing fourth of 10 to Picansort.
The son of Sleeping Indian found himself short of room leaving the stalls that day, but ran on really strongly to be beaten just 2 1/4 lengths.
He now gets into this contest off just 1lb higher than when last successful, and if he can build on his latest effort looks sure to go close.
Robot Boy has been gelded over the winter and looks to have leading claims of making a winning seasonal reappearance in the 6f sprint handicap at 4.20.
David Barron’s son of Shamardal won twice last season, with the last of those successes coming over course and distance off a mark of 83.
He followed that up win with an excellent seventh of 18 to Heaven’s Guest off a mark of 90 in a class 2 contest at Newmarket, and that looks strong form as the winner went on to win again and is now officially rated 104.
The second home Moviesta also went on to land the Group 2 King George Stakes, and that makes Robot Boy look handily weighted off a rating of 87.
The four-year-old also has a good record fresh, and looks open to further improvement now gelded as he didn’t always seem to be concentrating on the job in some of his runs last year.
2.50: Rebecca Romero
4.20: Robot Boy (NB)
4.50: Jupiter Storm (NAP)
5.20: Love Tangle