Saturday Yankee: North Star….

The Daily Yankee:

NAP OF THE DAY:  Bridge North, (1310 Sandown), 2pts win, 4/1:  

Promising lightly raced second season hurdler who looks on a decent mark for handicaps.  We backed him at Aintree on return but he just didn’t look sharp enough over the shorter trip there, shaping as though a test like today’s would suit.  Should love the long climb to the line here and looks good value.

Dr Kananga,  (1405 Aintree), 12/1:  lightly raced second season chaser who warmed up with a decent hurdles reappearance.  Likes to race up with the pace which works as a tactic here and whilst his inexperience is an obvious minus over these fences, it also leaves him unexposed at the weights and hence very dangerous if finding a rhythm.  Will hopefully prove more successful than his Bond villain namesake.

Elvis Mail, (1440 Aintree), 14/1:  this race has the hallmarks of an upset and last year’s winner Clan Legend can’t be ruled out, but stablemate Elvis Mail could be the one to deliver.  Had been a bit of a nearly horse last year but looked much better when an easy winner on reappearance and worth risking that he can repeat the dose.

Walking On Air, (1515 Aintree), 7/2:  was a non runner when we fancied him at Newbury last week and it looks significant that connections have quickly found another valuable Saturday handicap for this lightly raced sort.  It’s a return to the scene of the crime when his jumping went to pieces here in Grade 1 company in the Spring.  This will be easier and the stable clearly think he is much better than this.

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