Racing resumes in the UK, and we’re getting stuck straight back in with a big price nap…
The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: American Life, (1610 Plumpton), 1pt win, 14/1 generally available
Not many horses will relish this marathon trip in a mud bath around here, but step forward half-horse half-hippo American Life. A veteran now having his 100th start, but no stranger to success in the slop, and has dropped to a handy mark of 88 (was a stone higher three runs back). His last run was his first for this stable and his first after a 7 month break. That 6th of 11 may not look much, but he ran very well until tiring late on, and the only runners from that race since (the 1st and 3rd) have both won. That contrasts nicely with favourite Solstice Twilight, a ten race maiden, whose best form was a second last time in a race where the subsequent seven runs of her competitors have yet to yield a top 3 finish.
Royal Cosmic, (1430 Southwell), 9/4: scrambled home in a fair race here before bolting up for us when napped at Newcastle last week. A 6lb penalty and a return to this surface temper enthusiasm enough to lose the nap choice at these odds, but she is a mare in rich form, ridden by a confident jockey, and should win again.
Sheldon Cooper, (1715 Kempton), 9/4: switched to the shrewd yard of David Dennis and was immediately gambled on at Chelmsford when getting going too late in second. Had absolutely no luck at Wolves last time when looking like he could have been the winner. Expect no mistake this time.
Hic Bibi, (2015 Kempton), 7/1: made all here on handicap debut and then did the same to spring a 50/1 shock at Chelmsford some time later. Ran very well when third here two runs ago and again when 4th last time. Drawn in stall 2, and potentially primed to attack from the off against a field of doubtful stayers. Could just run them off their feet.
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