The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Sloane Garden, (1630 Thirsk), 1pt win, 10/3:
We know and love filly Harvest Day but she has shown her best to the handicapper. Instead it is the completely unexposed 3yo Sloane Garden that catches the eye after three decent maiden runs for the flying stable of James Tate. She steps up in trip again for this handicap debut and could be thrown in off just 72.
Indian Pursuit, (1530 Thirsk), 13/2: not always wise to dip into selling races, but this fella is usually a division above this grade. Known as a Catterick expert, but his two runs here this season resulted in a win off 62 and a good second off 64. Has been consistent since but dropped slowly back to 61. That has to make him attractive here with a favourable high draw adding to the appeal.
Start Time, (1700 Thirsk), 13/2: has won three times at this track and was a superb fourth here last time in a race that is already working out really well. Loves to make the running and looks nicely drawn to grab the early lead. A rating of 74 is still 2lbs below last summer’s winning mark here, and that last run suggested he is as good as ever.
Hammy End, (1735 Thirsk), 3/1: has been in consistent form since winning at Chepstow. The form of his third at Yarmouth two runs ago is working out well, whilst he was clear of the rest when runner up last time to a horse who has already won twice again since. This step back up in trip is expected to suit and he has the best jockey based in the north doing the steering.
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