The Cesarewich wasn’t too kind to us yesterday, but the Irish equivalent may be ready to bail us out…
The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: David’s Charm, (1625 Curragh), 1pt win, 6/1:
After wining yesterday’s UK equivalent, Willie Mullins has a fine chance of doubling up with recent scorer Saglawy. He is hard to assess, but there is no doubting that veteran David’s Charm is in the form of his life. After an easy win on the flat he has landed two recent hurdle races and is 6lbs better off with Saglawy than if there were hurdles involved. Has to run a big race.
Fridtjof Nansen, (1550 Curragh), 7/1: the favourite here is the once-raced and unbeaten Sendmylovetoyou, She could be anything and a mark of 78 certainly gives her upside headroom. That said, Fridtjof Nansen has been in cracking form at this venue in the last 6 weeks, and looked very unlucky not to finish much closer when repeatedly hampered last time. He is sure to go well and looks better value than the guesswork favourite.
Barossa Red, (1725 Goodwood). 13/8: every Yankee deserves an anchor, and with big field Curragh handicap’s elsewhere today, this Goodwood event provides the opportunity to insert a banker. Barossa Red has run two great races on heavy and soft ground at Haydock recently. He has edged up 6lbs then 2lbs for those runs, but he looked all over the winner of a 17 runner affair last time, only for a big improver to swamp him late on. He would be unlucky to meet that again today, and looks pretty likely to register another mudbath victory.
Pulse Of Shanghai, (1735 Curragh), 7/1: the performance of Sendmylovetoyou is an indicator here as the 3rd and 4th from here course maiden win run in this weaker event. Pulse Of Shanghai was a half length behind Vocatus that day and gets a 1lb pull. More relevantly he has won his maiden since on his 7th lifetime appearance, whereas 4 further defeats means Vocatus is now a 12 race maiden. Shanghai looks likely to reverse that form, and the context of this race is that any kind of form should be enough to land a poor closing heat.
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