Monday Yankee: Cross purpose…

The Daily Yankee:

NAP OF THE DAY:  Cross My Mind, (1800 Windsor), 1pt win, 5/2 generally available 

Has looked promising in two narrow handicap defeats since getting a rating.  Ran just behind the pace last time and wasn’t quite able to hold off a late closer.  This track lends itself well to prominent running styles and this looks a hugely winnable race.  If she strikes for home here, she should last all the way.

The Amber Fort, (1400 Pontefract), 5/1:  some counter-intuitive betting to exploit as the three market leaders reoppose from a recent clash at this track.  Round The Island is favourite having won since, but that leaves him fractionally worse off having finished worst of the three in that previous race.  Winner then Highly Sprung should go close, but The Amber Fort gets a pound for a short head and has the inside draw that should secure optimal race position, he deserves to be shortest not longest of the three.

Bbob Alula, (1515 Wolverhampton), 5/2:  absolutely ran away with a race at Chepstow last week.  Effectively gets in here with a 6lb penalty but is likely to go up a heap more when reassessed.  Hasn’t had much racing so reason to believe in the improvement, and although he needs to show it now on an all weather surface he can handle it well.

Trinity Star, (1630 Pontefract), 13/8:  absolutely loves a quick ground mile around Pontefract.  Looked in the pink of form here last time when passing a tough front runner at this mile distance in a rare 10f excursion only to be worn down by that winner in the last furlong.  Back at the right trip, and with Lamloom likely to set a reasonable pace, he looks well set to add to his impressive course record.

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