#7 Stalagmite enters this 6-furlong sprint for $16k claimers on a class drop as the best speed. That is a potent combination, and it may allow him to finally get back to his good form from the summer for this trainer.
The field Stalagmite is meeting today gets a preliminary Race Rating of 76. In his last five efforts, dating back to August 13th, he has run in races rated between 80 and 89, and he has not been particularly effective. Prior to August 13th, Stalagmite had run in races rated as comparable to this one, and he earned back-to-back TFUS Speed Figure tops of 75 and 77. He was claimed away from trainer Tom Morley in the race after he earned that 77 while breaking his maiden, and Morley claimed him back at the first available opportunity, on October 25th. In his first start back for Morley, Stalagmite was done in by contesting the pace along a dead rail. Today, our Pace Projector indicates that he has the best speed in the field, which, when coupled with the class relief he is getting, should allow him to re-find that competitive prior form.