A bit of a drought affecting field sizes, and a bit of a drought for us after a flying start to July. Let’s hope for a deluge…
The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Jumira Prince, (1340 Newcastle), 1pt win, 10/3 generally available
A race of mostly exposed sorts. Newmarket Warrior makes marginal appeal of the regulars here, but Jumira Prince travels a long way to make his all weather debut. The class act running against weaker rivals, his breeding is broadly encouraging and he could look a big price if swinging on the bridle 2f out !!
Sevilla, (1440 Newcastle), 16/1; looks a big price considering a cosy Wolves win and a decent runner up effort afterwards. Didn’t stay on debut for small yard last time but back at a suitable trip here. Favourite Zig Zag had plenty of character in a busy juvenile hurdling career and may not be one to take a short price on whilst second favourite Highwayman has bombed on every prior run at this trip.
Great Colaci, (1620 Newcastle), 8/1: was 2nd over hurdles last time but prior to that was very close to today’s shorter priced rival Top Offer at this track. Oliver Stammers claims a useful 7lbs and the horse has a decent two wins from six course efforts, a strike rate few of his rivals can match.
First Breath, (1650 Newcastle), 10/3: was well backed on handicap debut at Kempton but ultimately did very well to stay on into third in a slowly run race. Should get a better test here and is clearly thought to be well ahead of this mark. Jockey Graham Lee is always the right man at Newcastle.
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