TWE Eye-Catchers Of The Week - 24/10/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

The Big Board

The Big Board for Richard Hannon and King Power Racing was a big eye-catcher at the weekend in the opener at Newbury when finishing a good second behind Quantum Impact for Ralph Beckett.

A very consistent performer so far in his career, getting off the mark on his third start of the season at Leicester and he was then sent into handicaps when second on all three of his last starts.

At the weekend he was seen on heavy ground for the first time and he looked to give one of his best performances to date and staying below a mark of 90 he looks one to be mindful of when getting his softer conditions again.

Infinite Cosmo

On from Doncaster on Friday that caught the eye was the Sir Michael Stoute trained Infinite Cosmo in the colours of Bjorn Nielsen.

Making his debut at Town Moor he was a short head second behind the smart Sea Of Roses for Andrew Balding who was a bright second on debut behind Arrest for John & Thady Gosden who was last seen franking the form of that race when second in the Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud.

Infinite Cosmo should improve for his debut experience and is a one to keep an eye on as a three year old next season for this terms Derby winning trainer.

Pocket The Packet

The last horse from the flat that is worth keeping on the right side of next time out is the George Boughey trained Pocket The Packet that had shown next to no form in his three runs in Novice company, but on Friday put it all together in handicap company off a mark of 45.

Only winning by a short head makes you think he won't be given too hard a time by the handicapper and if that is right he could string together a group of wins.

He was also gelded before his run at Newcastle and that seems to have put him bang on. Interesting runner for a yard that have previous with these types of horses.

Petite Tonnerre

Moving over to some horses that caught the eye over the jumps this weekend and on Sunday at Aintree, Petit Tonnerre for Jonjo O'Neill was a good staying on third giving weight away to the two horses ahead of him on handicap debut.

Moved to O'Neill at the end of last season, he was a nice winner on his yard debut at Market Rasen, franking the form of his two wins in France before coming over the England.

Sent into the Grade One 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle at the Grand National meeting at the back end of last term he was pulled up, but put into a race like that on just his second start for the stable shows just how much they like him.

Sent into handicap company on Sunday he ran a great race to finish a close up third on his first start at 2m4f and going off 22/1 he obviously wasn't fancied with it being a pipe opener for bigger events this season.

He will improve for that run and is a horse that should be better than his current mark of 138.

Your Own Story

The final horse to follow from last week is Your Own Story for Lucinda Russell who was having his first start over fences on Sunday and only going down late on to a horse for Jonathan England who has racked up six wins on the bounce, he is interesting.

A horse the Russell yard think highly of and have been waiting to send over fences this season, only on a mark of 116 he should be winning races this season.