Thursday Yankee: Task master?

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NAP OF THE DAY: Multitask, (1720 Kempton), 1pt win, 9/2 generally available

There may not be much apparent logic napping a horse on a 19 run losing streak who has been a beaten favourite in 4 of his last 5 races.  But this time last year he returned from a break with an eye catching run followed by a run here in which he was desperately unlucky not to land a gamble.  A recent comeback run had all the same promise as last year’s and now he is back over the course and distance for the first time since robbed blind.  Expect the money to be down and revenge to be sweet.

Pack Your Bags, (1525 Clonmel), 9/4:  has returned from a break to register two easy wins over fences.  Steps back to hurdles here and is 5lbs lower than the chasing mark he won off easily here recently.  A maiden over hurdle but has run some strong races in the past and looks likely to run to his chase form.  Oisin James chased him home over fences and is equally well treated over hurdles, but he has 12l to find.

Legends Gold, (1610 Ludlow), 4/1:   steps up to 3m having won her point to punt easily over that trip in Ireland.  Her form at shorter trips has been strong, and her opening handicap mark of 116 looks very workable.  A good win here could set her up for bigger targets through the Spring.

Portledge, (1815 Newcastle), 9/4:  loves this course and distance and looked in fine fettle when winning here two runs ago.   Went down by a half length off a pound lower here last time when we’ll clear of the rest.  Has straight course king Jamie Spencer on board and main rival Athollblair Boy will be stretching his stamina to the limit.

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