No lack of ambition in today’s yankee where it just happens that we fancy a number of double figure priced outsiders. We rarely punt each way, but this may be an occasion to employ such caution….
The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Jabalaly, (1915 Kempton), 1pt win, 12/1:
Ran with some promise in maidens but has been in poor form in two handicaps since. Has dropped a few pounds but looks like he needs a miracle. Fortunately one might be imminent as blinkers have been fitted in his homework and he has apparently been a total revelation since. This is his first time to try them on the track, and he has already attracted money at big odds. Obviously a risky pick, but here’s hoping the miracle ensues.
Lyrica’s Lion, (1415 Goodwood), 12/1: was in great form last season including being beaten a short head in this race off a pound higher mark than today. In contrast has been in awful form this year, initially in two runs for a small yard before returning to Sheena West only to disappoint again. May have needed that run to tune him up and his trainer has been pretty successful with her few flat runners his season. Looks the type to suddenly burst back to form and this track is where it is most likely to happen.
Eponina, (1535 Catterick), 14/1: this mare has two ways of running, being effective if able to dominate as in all three lifetime wins, and poor if unable to lead early. Made the running when a good second here earlier in the year and gets a 9lb pull with winner Rux Ruxx for just over a length. That horse is a short priced favourite but really Eponina should win on these revised terms. This course suits pacesetters and in a small field with no other front runners she can have things all her own way. Looks way too big a price.
Air Of York, (1650 Salisbury), 12/1: veteran who pops up unexpectedly as when a 66/1 winner here earlier in the season. Hasn’t won over a mile in a 103 run career but has often looked like he needs the extra yardage and does like this track. Could go well for an inexperienced amateur and although Arabella Tucker gets the maximum claim having only had 4 rides under rules with one placing, she did win a special race for stable staff run earlier this summer in which she liked much more stylish and effective than her rivals.
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