The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Numerian, (1850 Curragh), 2pts win, 8/1:
Was strongly fancied by connections and this blog to win at Galway after having stayed on superbly for 5th in Royal Ascot’s ultra-competitive Britannia Stakes. He didn’t seem to enjoy the twists and turns at Galway and got going all too late after finally getting balanced up the straight. This much more conventional track for the Irish Cambridgeshire should suit ideally, and as a potentially progressive 3yo against mostly exposed older horses he makes significant appeal. Jockey Donnacha retains the faith, and so do we.
Global Spirit, (1615 Thirsk), 13/2: has been in great form this season winning twice and always thereabouts. Has landed a useful draw here and this sharp 7f is ideal. Handles all going and should be refreshed after a 5 week mini-break. This race is large on numbers and low on quality and he can land a third win of the year.
B Fifty Two, (1745 Thirsk), 5/1: in great form of late, winning at Catterick and running three good races since including a close third here in an amateurs race. These amateur races are rare enough at sprint trips do the amenable nature of the horse is an instant plus, as are the recent successes of jockey Sarah Bowen. Form, suitability of track and horse, able jockey, all supplemented by a good draw makes for solid credentials.
Theglasgowwarrior, (1855 Hamilton), 7/1: a regular in good Northern staying handicaps and seeking to improve on a fast finishing 3rd in this event last year. Mostly runs over longer trips now, and at higher grade tracks, but his only dip to the bare 12f this season resulted in a win at this track. Off much the same rating now, his chances will have been helped by the by the bit of cut in the ground and he can land this decent prize.
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