A generally unlucky day yesterday enlivened only by the success of the day’s Nap. Good news if on the early 5/2 for Alright Sunshine, less so as the day wore on as he was phenomenally well backed into a ridiculous 4/7 SP. Still a winner is a winner…
The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Twentysvnthlancers, (1415 Beverley), 1pt win, 8/1:
He has been around a while but has looked in decline on turf since an all weather win in the Spring. But this is his track, he won here last Summer, and his 6th of 16 from a poor draw here last time was a clear sign of form returning given the impact the draw has here at this trip. Now gets a beautiful slot in stall 4, and the tactical wizardry of Graham Lee. All looks set for a burst back to form.
Rochester House, (1445 Beverley), 6/4: over this staying trip, this 3yo gets a 15lb weight for age allowance. Trainer Mark Johnston excels at improving handicappers as they step up in trip, and this guys recent runs have been knocking on the door. That alone might be enough to win here but any improvement for the extra distance should see him home.
George Mallory, (1645 Beverley), 11/1: has been set a mountain to climb this season in class 5 handicaps. Ran better than his placing suggests last time at Carlisle and has been eased a useful 2lbs. That sneaks him into this lower grade class 6 event, and he will be very interesting if well supported in the market as he has the look of one who might just be about to take off.
Ladies First, (2010 Nottingham), 5/1: it may have been ambitious when we picked her from a very wide draw at York but she still ran a cracking race to be a close 5th. Was favourite next time at Hamilton but got buried on the rails with no run. Gives weight to lesser horses here, and can gain compensation for those two slightly unfortunates losses.
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