Friday Yankee: Seas the moment …

The Daily Yankee:

NAP OF THE DAY:  South Seas, (1500 Goodwood), 2pts win, 9/1 generally available 

Andrew Balding’s 4yo looks very interesting in a race that lacks the quality you might expect.  He was running in Group races as a 2yo and 3yo, and only dipped his toes into handicap company this season.  Two held up efforts around Chester were tactically doomed, and similar tactics promised much in a good race at Sandown last time had he managed a cleaner run.  He’ll be taking the same gamble here, but Oisin Murphy can plot a course and he is on a classy animal who should finish better than anything.

Battaash (1535 Goodwood), 1/1:  This lightning fast 4yo should have everything in his favour here.  He dominated this race last year and after a good seasonal debut win at Haydock he improved to finish an excellent 2nd at Group 1 level at Ascot having burned himself up in a protracted speed duel with the pacy Lady Aurelia.  Some useful opponents should ensure we get some odds against.

Kudbegood, (1745 Galway), 15/2: looks like he may have been laid out for this.  Got a rating of 68 off the back of an excellent last maiden run.  That was at the back end of April, and being close to the qualification limit for this event it may be no coincidence he hasn’t been seen since. Useful 7lb claimer Ben Coen and a nice draw adds up to a possible gamble.

Limini, (1850 Galway), 6/4:  we gave Willie Mullins’ useful hurdler a 2pt Nap tip on Monday over 2 miles.  She looked likely to win there and indeed finished 9 lengths clear of the rest only to be outrun by stablemate Uradel.  Stablemates again look the danger, but provided she is fit and well then she should get compensation here.

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