We’re not ones to blow our own trumpet, but we’ll toot the Little Clarinet (adv 5/1) after our nap of that name landed a gamble at the Curragh last night. Can we carry that into a Saturday card?
The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Spanish City, (1555 Newmarket), 1pt win, 6/1:
disappointed us when a never nearer 5th at Epsom last week. Never nearer is an understatement as he was badly outpaced and unbalanced before finishing well far too late. Jockey Atzeni is on stablemate Flavius Titus but he has a stronger link to that horse and the booking may not mean too much. This track should suit Spanish City and he can enjoy the uphill finish.
Lord Oberon, (1610 Haydock), 9/2: looked useful and progressive 3yo when on a soft surface last year. We were disappointed by him on debut this season but he may have needed that race. This 6f on heavy may well be an ideal set-up, and he should be able to win off this mark.
Cowboy Soldier, (1615 Chelmsford), 7/2: won impressively on all weather comeback this season. Looks a scopey type with huge room for improvement and was backed as such in a good York handicap last time. Was a creditable 6th then, but has looked better on this surface and can prove that by tracking trailblazing main rival A Momentofmadness before pouncing late.
Pendleton, (1645 Haydock), 4/1: bred to enjoy a soft surface and was second in his two runs last year in this surface. Returned with a fine win on the all weather at Newcastle, and now back on soft turf an opening handicap mark of 82 has plenty of upside potential.
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