A nice winning nap yesterday (Titus Bolt tipped at 9/2) and a brief burst of adrenalin as he made it 2 from 2 in the Daily Yankee…it wasn’t to be the Grand Slam but we keep knocking on that door.
The Daily Yankee:
NAP OF THE DAY: Nuns Walk, (1830 Ayr), 1pt win, 7/2 generally available
This filly was a late starter not seeing the track til last Summer as a 3yo. She progressed pretty quickly and looked one to note for this season. She started quietly on the all weather and with a solid 3rd at Hamilton. Her runner up effort to a course specialist on soft at Nottingham last week was much better, these conditions should suit, and it will be disappointing if she can’t put these away under top Northern ace Fanning.
Twin Appeal, (1710 Leicester), 6/1: been around the block a few times but pops up when conditions suit. He is dropped here to a mark of 79, by far his lowest in 4 years. Ran ok when 6th of 20 at York, and ran well at this course last year when second off a mark of 91. Jane Elliott’s 5lb claim is useful and this looks like it could be Twin Appeal’s day.
Vallarta, (1900 Ayr), 9/2: This horse takes a huge drop in class having competed here off mid-70s last year and now off just 60. That drop looks generous and based on poor all weather form. He was heavily punted on, by us too, when bringing that rating to turf last time. His 5th was a shade disappointing but Musselburgh’s 5f is very sharp, and this horse’s five turf wins have been at either 6 or 7f, including two here. This looks a more suitable chance to show his handicap rating has been prematurely lowered.
Carlini, (2045 Windsor), 7/2: Jockey Oisin Murphy held this 3yo way back here last time only for the horse to fly home for third. Trainer Brian Meehan’s horse’s often improve for a few runs, and with Murphy now very much informed about Carlini’s finishing burst, we expect him to register a first success for the partnership.
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