If we could only have a 5f Musselburgh sprint handicap every day. After backing the draw bias for a 7/2 winning nap on Monday, we repeated the dose with yesterday’s nap Quanah who did the same also at the early price of 7/2 (SP 5/2). No Musselburgh today, so we’ll rely instead on Bath…
The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Our Oystercatcher, (1340 Bath), 1pt win, 7/2:
Winner of this race last year off 70 and looks to repeat off just 72. Ran one of his best races of his season when 4th here on his only course appearance since that win, and has since done very well with a win and a runner-up effort from tricky draws at Sandown. This looks an ideal chance to keep up the good form.
Milan Reef, (1625 Bath), 2/1: has been consistent all season but raise things a notch when a clear winner on heavy ground last week. Goes unpenalised for winning that apprentice contest, and is subsequently 5lbs well in here. Should go well again, and there is not much to be feared in this opposition.
Hammy End , (1655 Bath), 7/2: we’ve backed this fella the last twice and he has been runner up on both occasions. That has been something of a trend this season and he is vulnerable to an improver. That said, he is sure to go close and there aren’t many in here who have the potential to improve past him and this might therefore be his chance.
Antunes (1735 Wetherby), 7/2: was a consistent novice last season and reappears here with potential to improve. The Dan Skelton stable are perpetually in form, but clearly mop up early in the season. With his main market rivals from yards that are traditionally slower starters, he looks set to land this whilst others are still building peak fitness.
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