The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Karawaan, (1710 Naas), 1pt win, 7/2:
Was disappointing for Sir Michael Stoute but made an immediate impression after moving to Ireland with a debut win here in the Irish Lincoln on soft ground. Two poor fast ground runs preceded a break, but he came back in good order when an excellent 2nd in the mud at the Curragh last month. Obviously likes the track and ground and continues to have untapped potential.
The Flying Sofa, (1445 Kempton), 4/1: only ever unplaced twice – when outclassed at the last two Cheltenham Festivals. That he has run there says something and his other form has been decent. A rangy sort, he has always looked a chaser in the making and a mark of 121 offers loads of potential.
Whydah, (1510 Cork), 7/1: trainer Jessica Harrington places her handicappers well, and this lightly raced sort looks to have been found a nice opportunity here. He showed nothing in his novice season and kicks off on a basement rating, but was looking good last weekend until unluckily impeded and unseating as the race was hotting up. That augurs well and the step up in distance can only help given his stamina drenched pedigree.
Lakemilan, (1640 Cork), 4/1: always worth keeping on the right side of an in form mare. Lakemilan was in cracking form over fences in August and has since run a fine second over hurdles and a decent 4th on the flat. Gets back to the 2m chase discipline that has seen her last winning form and may be too hot to handle at this stage for some of these who are only just returning from their Summer breaks.
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