After an 8/1 winner yesterday, Andy has three tips for today's racing, including a 2pt NAP at Newmarket
This is likely to prove a stern test for these juveniles and that should end up suiting OMAN (NAP) (best price 10-3) down to the ground and he has looked a thorough stayer in the making.
Slowly away and well down the field on fast ground over seven-furlongs on debut at Newbury, Ralph Beckett’s colt almost pulled off the shock at Goodwood next time out on a softer surface, but in the end he just had to play second fiddle to the very smart Lone Eagle, who has gone on to score twice since. Back on drying ground last time out at Haydock, the son of Australia just got done for tactical speed before running on again at the death to finish a creditable third to the useful Dubai Honour, but with the time figure screaming it was a fair race of its kind at the Merseyside venue, he appears to have done well to get away with an opening mark of 85 on handicap debut. Upped in trip and back of an easy surface, the chestnut colt looks sure to go well again for his in-form team.
LORTON (best price 15-2) has acquitted herself extremely well on both her two starts at today’s venue and with today’s extra furlong also likely to aid her cause, Julie Camacho’s filly has a fair chance of taking this prize back to her Yorkshire base.
Bagging a cool 81k for connections when triumphant in the big yearling sales race two years ago, the daughter of Sepoy has only managed to score once in the intervening period but she has run some fine races in defeat, including an excellent effort here last time out. Although there were only seven runners in a similar fillies’ handicap 18 days ago, they went a good gallop and the pace just caught out the four-year-old until she rallied to the cause inside the final furlong to finish a never-nearer third, On the evidence of that performance and several before, she looks all the world like she requires further nowadays and at the morning prices, she’s well worth an interest to find out whether that theory is the case.
Based on what took place here two days ago, being able to race wide out of the swamp around the inside is probably and advantage so KODIAC PRINCE (best price 13-2) makes plenty of appeal drawn 10 and racing over a track that has served him well in the past.
A smooth winner on his first visit to the Co Kenny venue back in July, Thomas Cleary’s gelding hasn’t managed to put another tick in the plus column but at the same time, he’s run a series of fine races in defeat, including on his latest outing at Tipperary. Staying on strongly late on, the son of Kodiac was the only one to offer any resistance to the well-handicapped Sheer Bravado and a repeat of the same level of form should see him bang on the premises once again.