The Daily Yankee:
NAP OF THE DAY: Master Of Irony, (1520 Chelmsford), 1pt win, 7/2 generally available
Trainer John Quinn has his runners in good form and this one looked ready to step up to this trip when surging home to get up on the line over 14f at Doncaster last time. He hasn’t seen an all weather surface since a winning career debut in 2014, but looks like he should go well on it, and a mark of 83 looks ready to exploit with a possible Northumberland Plate target down the line.
Mr Top Hat (1455 Leicester), 10/1: This 3yo has been a frustration this year, finishing too fast too late over today’s trip but failing to deliver on that promise when stepped up. A true run 6f and possibly a bit of cut looks the best fit and he should get that today. Quality jockey Jim Crowley can eek out some improvement having ridden him only once when winning a 6f heavy ground event last year.
Speed Company, (1610 Redcar), 20/1: the historic Zetland Gold Cup looks ripe for an upset with some unconvincing and poorly drawn market leaders. Last year’s winner Briardale could be a big price but we prefer Speed Company. He has won off a higher mark last Summer and although well behind at Chester he ran well enough considering little went right for him. He’s nicely drawn and could spring a surprise.
Breden (1725 Windsor), 7/1: We fancied this fella at huge odds at Newmarket last time only for our each way punt to finish agonisingly out of the frame. This may be fractionally an easier contest, and a packed field can allow him the racing cover he wasn’t able to get in a fractured field last time. Worth one more roll of the dice.
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