It would be nice to say that yesterday’s two seconds continued a run of near misses, but in fairness it’s been a wee while since we hit the bar with such frequency (metaphorically speaking…).
Instead we see it as a trend in form that is set to see a return to the winner’s enclosure at the typically high quality Sunday venue of….err, Redcar?
The day I was actually stood next to the winner’s enclosure at Redcar it was pretty cold and desolate (warming beef pie to hand)….hardly the stuff of dreams, but that could change today.
The 7f handicap (1530 BST) offers the chance for 3yo filly Roys Dream to grace the enclosure.
She was a busy 2yo, running 9 times, but was slow to reappear for her new stable this season, only returning late in May.
Her three runs this year have shown steady improvement and she travelled well for a long way at Carlisle last time before being outpaced by a well handicapped winner.
This looks a very winnable contest. It is her first time beyond 6f, but Carlisle last time would have been a stiff test at 6f, whilst this is a relatively easy 7f – so it is worth chancing that she’ll get home.
Experienced jockey Tony Hamilton does the steering, and as long as he steers himself away from the beef pies beforehand then he should deliver Roys Dream for a final furlong flourish.
Recommendation: Roys Dream (1530 Redcar), 1pt win, 6/1 generally available
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