Thursday Yankee: Take the Helm…

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NAP OF THE DAY: Tarnhelm, (1645 Carlisle), 1pt win, 10/1:

A basement level operator, he finally came good when overcoming dramatically slow starts to record back to back wins over 6f at this track in the early Summer. Hasn’t run as well since but was a fair no-nearer 4th here and over 7f at Catterick. 8f here may now be ideal and he is only 4lbs higher than for the first of those earlier wins. Not too much to be scared of here, and although he will doubtless be slowly away again, he may just finish best of all.

Tavus, (1550 Ffos Las), 7/4: ran two decent races in his first handicaps when 3rd over 8f then 10f. Came good last time when a cosy winner over 12f. That was at Newbury and that’s form that should translate well here as the courses are similar but the class of racing at Newbury tends to be superior. Up another 5lbs is not too taxing, and the additional 2f to 14f looks likely to suit. Should have too much class for these opponents.

All Right, (1620 Ffos Las), 3/1: we’ve napped this filly twice, once when unlucky and then when a cosy winner last time. She is 5lbs higher but looked to have that in the locker last time. On that form she has the thrashing of well beaten Set Point Charlie, but he has won since after the application of a tongue tie. That makes him more dangerous but it needs to be a significant turnaround factor and we’d rather stick with All Right who could still be improving.

Donnelly’s Rainbow, (1715 Carlisle), 5/1: a regular to this blog and although ultimately a horse of modest ability he is definitely in form and has a come from behind run style that can be hard for the handicapper to catch up with. Was brilliant at Musselburgh last time. That track suits him well but he has some form here too and may be worth supporting whilst in such clearly striking form.

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