Friday Yankee: Davis looks interesting….

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NAP OF THE DAY: Moll Davis, (1825 Newbury) 1pt win, 2/1:

This filly gets the (questionable) honour of being the first horse napped twice by us since the restart. She really should have won at Newcastle last week but for being repeatedly blocked in her run. That is a habitual risk for a horse who loves to be held up for a late run. Newbury is a pretty fair track for those tactics and she will have appreciated any further rain as she handles a bit of give very well. Looks sure to make amends.

Blue Mist, (1725 Newbury), 11/4: has always promised to land a big 7f handicap having run with credit in the Ascot series of such races. Bound to be heading for those again and it is a bit surprising he takes this entry rather than the 7f race that opens Royal Ascot on Tuesday. This is much more winnable obviously, and it may do him no harm to get some confidence. He will enjoy the ground and has gone well fresh in the past.

Tauran Shaman, (1915 Curragh), 6/1: the Irish Lincoln is possibly a little less competitive than normal with the field restricted to 18. That can help Tauran Shaman, whose inexperience may be less of a hindrance than in a field of 30. He has had three runs, winning two before getting pitched into a Group 2 in France. That shows the regard he is held in by the Jessica Harrington stable, and there is no yard in Ireland that compares for current form as she is red hot.

Fleeting, (1945 Curragh), 2/1: the Aidan O’Brien bandwagon is starting to hit full pace. This filly gets in well on the terms of this race as she failed to win at all last year. That said she ran with credit in the places in 7 Group 1 races. This is a step down in class, and connections will be keen to get her winning with a view to a Group 1 win down the line before heading for the paddocks.

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