A nice win for yesterday’s nap, Big Storm Coming at a generous 11/4 keeps up a decent strike rate with our headline acts and we head north of the border this evening for the next Nap, and indeed it’s all evening action on the Yankee…
The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Admiralty, (1920 Hamilton), 1pt win, 6/1:
Whilst we have been looking for a chance to back market leader Laugh A Minute he simply doesn’t win often enough for a horse with that high a mark. Instead, this looks the ideal time to back the in form Admiralty. Previously with Johnny Murtagh in Ireland he has been a revelation for Roger Fell since crossing the water at the start of the season. He has led at this distance in three strong 7f handicaps recently, including the top notch Bunbury Cup only to be overhauled in the 7th furlong each time. This stiff 6f looks ideal and his smooth travelling style should suit the race.
Star Of Southwold, (2000 Pontefract), 7/2: these race conditions allow for horses to be entered below their true handicap weights albeit at this risk of being claimed. Only Star Of Southwold and Calvados Spirit have taken advantage by 4lbs and 6lbs respectively. Although Star Of Southwold is marginally the less well in of the two, his excellent second to a subsequent winner in the Carlisle Bell last time is the best form, and as potentially the only front runner he could have things all his own way.
Fighting Temeraire, (2055 Newmarket), 11/4: warm favourite Angel’s Whisper romped home here last week, but that came from nowhere and an 11lb rise looks hurtful. Fighting Temeraire was just as impressive in winning at Lingfield with the front two pulling well clear, and that has more substance with the second winning twice since. A rise of 9lbs is sizeable but still leaves this fella way below the rating he had before injury struck at the start of last year. He may not be the horse he was but he has plenty of scope to make this mark look generous, and Martin Dwyer keeps the ride.
Twentysixthstreet, (2115 Hamilton), 13/2: had shown next to nothing until surging home for a last to first win here on handicap debut last time. A 6lb penalty can be easily coped with, and he seems to priced with the shock of that win in mind. There could be value in simply trusting that run, and indeed given it was only a fourth lifetime effort, if anything he should get better.
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