The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Seymour Sox, (1310 Hereford), 1pt win, 2/1:
He hadn’t shown much in novices and an opening mark of 97 was hard to assess at Uttoxeter last time. That said, a narrow defeat miles clear of the rest was much easier to assess, and a modest 3lb rise should be no trouble under the flying Bryan Carver.
Eagle Ridge, (1250 Musselburgh), 7/2: still a maiden but came closest to breaking his duck over this course and distance when a close 3rd off 89. Looked likely to go close until the petrol ran dry over a longer trip last time, and returned to this distance he can chalk up a win against a very unconvincing bunch.
Missesgeejay, (1355 Musselburgh), 8/1: not too many of these look convincing and that leaves a gap. Missesgeejay may be a 10yo mare but she was very lightly raced until early last year. She has placed a few times off higher ratings on soft ground but is bred to prefer a better surface. Worth risking at a big price now she finally gets decent ground.
Holly James, (1415 Hereford), 3/1: plenty of these ran well last time making for a competitive market. However, it’s the Evan Williams trained novice Holly James that could have the most in hand. He ran in a good novice at Chepstow last tine, and although he wasn’t going to win, he was still in a good second when tipping up 2 out. This is a much lower grade and the handicapper’s first stab of 115 looks very workable.
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