A cracking card at Newbury today with Cheltenham clues aplenty, with both Native River and Altior making much anticipated comebacks. The rest of the card is excellent and forms the bedrock for today’s yankee.
The Daily Yankee:
Barters Hill (1350 Newbury), 7/2: Has run twice here, beating Altior and Buveau D’Air in a bumper, and then Politologue by 12 lengths in a hurdle. Suffered a first defeat when 4th in the 2016 Albert Bartlett and hasn’t been seen since pulling up on chasing debut 15 months ago. Stable flying, a mark of 142 far too low, and surely he wouldn’t be here if not ready to go well.
Verdana Blue (1535 Newbury), 12/1: Our nap of the day and likely to benefit enormously from the patient style of the brilliant Davy Russell. Obviously a race full of dangers, but this is one who can produce something a bit special when it all falls right.
Reigning Supreme (1610 Newbury) 5/2: Won twice here over hurdles and was running ok at Kempton when unshipping 4 from home. That experience should help, as should the return here, and he can cap a huge day for the stable.
Danny Kirwan (1640 Newbury), 10/1: One of the most promising buys from the Irish point-to-point field. This huge horse has shown plenty at home and should really enjoy the big galloping expanses of Newbury. A star of the future, and he can start immediately.
The Gamechanger: turning 10 into 10,000 !!!
From the above:
Barters Hill & Danny Kirwan & Verdana Blue, plus
Native River (1425 Newbury) can show the benefit of a patient return and take this en route to another Gold Cup bid.
approx. 1,100/1 accumulated odds.
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