The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Movewiththetimes, (1615 Listowel), 1pt win, 4/1:
Still a lightly raced chaser who has been well fancied at the last few Cheltenham Festivals when trained by Paul Nicholls. Has moved to Enda Bolger and was well backed for the prestigious Galway Plate and had moved into contention when falling. Stepped back into novice company last time and was a very easy winner at Killarney. Now tries a top handicap again and looks very well in off 135 with Darragh O’Keefe claiming an extra 3 off his back.
Angel’s Amy, (1505 Listowel), 7/4: always worth looking for repeat winners at Ireland’s racing festivals and few will have stronger claims than this filly. She sauntered home here on Monday by a widening 7l and this slight step back in trip should be no problem. Gary Carroll retains the ride, and after just 5 runs she can be expected to still be on the improve.
Dubai Acclaim, (1535 Doncaster), 13/2: always worth checking out Richard Fahey trained runners in these types of events, and the booking of last year’s retiree Sammy Jo Bell makes a lot of appeal in this race for retired legend riders. The horse is in good form having run a good second when running a bit freely last time. This bigger field and decent pace should help, and Bell was always excellent at getting horses to relax. Looks fair value.
War Whisper, (1720 Doncaster), 8/1: trainer Paul Midgley is an expert in rejuvenating seemingly jaded sprinters. He provides 4 in this field, of which Oisin Murphy’s mount Line Of Reason looks extremely well handicapped, but he has only run here three times in the last 6 years, facing 50 opponents in total, and beating just one. As such it is Midgley’s second pick, War Whisper, under Paul Hanagan who makes appeal. He comes here off three runner up efforts, the last of those is working out well and puts him close to a few of these. He may have been unlucky there, and his high draw could work out today if front runner Abel Handy tows them along.
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