A nice win for the well backed Nap yesterday, The Con Man (7/4 early, 6/5 SP), let’s see if we can get on a roll leading onto the big Dublin Festival. If we do, we won’t risk jumps cards waiting on inspections – so it’s off to sandy Southwell….
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NAP OF THE DAY: Wasntexpectingthat, (1755 Southwell), 1pt win, 7/4:
This Richard Fahey trained 4yo is on a roll with three wins and a very unfortunate second in 4 all weather runs this winter. We usually favour Southwell form as the surface here is unique. This fella has only seen Newcastle, but he is the kind of free going sort who likes to be near the pace, and they tend to thrive here. He can keep up the sequence.
Bond Angel, (1825 Southwell), 2/1: a bit upsetting to have missed this old blog regular for her recent 25/1 Lingfield win and then a typically gutsy 13/2 win here. That said she could still add to the coffers here. She comes into the race as the only in form runner, and although a stone behind Ballard Down on ratings, that horse has fitness, form and course suitability to prove and an upset looks on the cards.
Sylviacliffs, (1855 Southwell), 4/1: this filly has two career wins, both over this course and distance of marks in the mid 50s. Has been dropped a pound despite a good run last time and is back on a winnable 57. She has a 6lb pull with Break The Silence for just over a length and that should be enough. Favourite Fortissimio has had a 10 race career all on the all weather but worryingly never here before.
Global Melody, (1925 Southwell), 4/1: a regular here but mostly at 6f and above. That’s quiet curious as his form at this 5f trip here is 141. That last win was earlier this month and he was good value that day. A 4lb higher marks asks more, but he has struck up a good connection with the in form Grace McEntee, and as long as she can control his inevitable drift to the stands rail, then he can add to his impressive course and distance record.
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