Saturday Yankee: The Ciel’s the limit….

A very nice winning nap yesterday and the first two up in the Yankee before a couple of fourths pegged us back.  Still, nice to be heading into a cracking Saturday with a bit of momentum….

The Daily Yankee

NAP OF THE DAY:  Ciel De Neige, (1535 Newbury), 2pts win, 9/1:   

A cracking race for a huge prize.  Quickening ground is a massive factor and may not suit some of the market leaders.  Highly Prized should go well, but we can’t escape Ciel De Neige who has been in our notebook for the County Hurdle since running third in the Fred Winter on Mullins debut off a 7 month break.  Just two runs since and he amazingly gets in here on his Irish rating when nearly all raiding hurdlers get a 7lb alignment bump upwards.  Ran well in a good Fairyhouse handicap on return and clearly has a big handicap in him.  Good ground is an unknown but out of Authorized it should suit.  Worth a good punt en route to Cheltenham.

Acey Milan, (1350 Newbury), 6/1:  a number of these faced each other here recently and they are handicapped to finish in a heap.  The key question should be what in here could improve for the suddenly quicker ground.  Acey Milan ran 4th in the Cheltenham bumper in 2018, and whilst mostly disappointing over hurdles in that standard, he is handicapped accordingly and an aggressive ride on this quicker ground may be just the key to unlocking that latent talent.

Indefatigable, (1440 Warwick), 5/2:
  was our 33/1 each way at Cheltenham last year when doing as all good each ways shots do – finishing one place out of the frame.  Has promised to well stepped up in trip but has been set some stiff tasks just coming up short.  Flopped in the bog at Sandown last time, but these should be more her conditions and this is certainly her most winnable engagement of the season.

Champagnesuperover, (1640 Newbury), 2/1:
  possibly the best bumper run in the UK this season which has the handy side effect of making Olly Murphy’s gelding a backable price.  It may not have been much of a race at Ayr on his debut but it was the easiest winner of the season.  Well bred for bumpers and is definitely in the could be anything category.  We’re happy to buy into the dream for this rise in class.

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