The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Duc De Grissay, (1440 Catterick), 1pt win, 7/2:
A strong addition of the North Yorkshire National – surely one of the more niche regional marathons. Favourite Le Breuil is well handicapped but isn’t seeing out his races. We prefer Duc De Grissay who can only improve after just four chases and might have won the Border National at Kelso last time but for unseating at the last. Jockey Ryan Mania will be keen to right that wrong.
Kilpin, (1320 Bangor), 6/1: we were on him last time at Warwick where he looked the probable winner for a long time until just unable to haul back the winner, the front two miles clear of the rest. Looked to have further improvement if he could jump a bit better. This course may be less of a rhythm test that notoriously tricky Warwick and Sam T-D could easily kick in for an aggressive win.
Fame And Hope, (1510 Catterick), 7/4: left all previous form behind when the only one to get near a handicap snip here over course and distance recently. Due to go up 4lbs for that but gets on off the old mark here and so inherits the handicap snip label. Low grade horses don’t always repeat their form, but exact same course and conditions surely gives the best chance of an encore.
Hereia, (1540 Catterick), 11/4: was backed as though he had a ton in hand at Plumpton recently by a stable that rarely leaves its money in the satchels. An early unseat denied us to see if he really is well-in, but this low class race and the golden 7lb claim of Kevin Brogan suggest little being left to chance for this recovery mission.
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