The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: El Hombre, (1715 Newcastle), 1pt win, 11/2 generally available
A cracking sprint. There is money for joker in the pack Boom The Groom, a horse we like, who makes a comeback from a layoff and a wind operation. He tends to like easier tracks than this and he may be overhauled late on by El Hombre. Keith Dalgliesh’s sprinter actually is worst off at the weights for a race here when third recently to Outrage. But he gives the impression he could find more in a truly fast run race as this promises to be.
Magic Of Milan, (1255 Ayr), 10/3: a poor race in which 4yo Valkenburg gets a massive weight for age allowance – but soft ground at this trip doesn’t look ideal for him. Cut should though suit the feather-weighted Magic Of Milan with this mare having run two good races on this surface recently at Sedgefield, she can win here.
Urbanist, (1305 Bangor), 5/2: We were all over this ex-Irish import on his stable debut for Dr Richard Newland last time – one of our favourite systems. He was a shade disappointing in finishing 2nd albeit he was boxed in just as the race took shape. He looked like a horse who has a great gallop but no change of pace. It’s no surprise to see him switched to chasing which will better suit those attributes. He remains potentially well handicapped and should be given this chance to prove it.
Divine Port, (1435 Ayr), 11/4: won nicely in a little Carlisle handicap annoyingly touching off one of our selections, Ballasalla. The first two pulled clear and may well both have something in hand. Has been raised 4lba which looks more in keeping with his neck verdict over the se one rather than the big gap back to the rest. Should go in again.
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