The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Glenamoy Lad, (1400 Curragh), 1pt win, 9/2 generally available
A huge field but two stand out at the head of the betting and on form. Urban Beat has won here a couple of times, but off 104 he will need a lifetime best. Glenamoy Lad made his leaps and bounds last year but could still have scope. He debuted late this season in the ultra competitive Stewards Cup when looking very unlucky. It could be significant that trainer Wigham takes him next to the Curragh when so many good prizes are closer to home in England. He has been rewarded with a nice draw.
Red Alert, (1520 Bath), 11/4: has been toiling around the Summer sprint tracks threatening a win before the combination with white hot Polly Bridgewater worked the oracle here last time. That last to first burst suggested there may be more to come, and he has not been overly punished.
High Wells, (1555 Bath), 6/1: one of several course specialist in the field, but likely to be really well suited by the prospect of a strong gallop. Stays really well, likes this quick ground, and has been fairly treated for a cosy win last time. Looks to have preserved his rating for this target since by warming up with a decent hurdles run. Should go very close.
Still Standing, (1800 Curragh), 15/2: Plenty of winning form in this race with favourites Danceteria and Inscribe both holding fair chances. But the style of Jessica Harrington’s 3yo Still Standing has been sensational in two easy wins this year. Returning late in August he won nicely at Ballinrobe before improving hugely to romp home at Killarney. He has a slightly tricky draw but still looks well weighted, and has scope to fly in again.
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