Richard Hannon sends BILLY DYLAN to the seaside to break his maiden tag in the 2.20pm at Brighton.
He was sent off a 9/2 shot on debut in a hot Newbury contest & ran well in mid division. Surprisingly the Hannon two-year-olds have been needing there first runs this season but he swerved a run at Haydock on Thursday to come here. Take the hint.
PARTITIA is sent on the long journey north to Carlisle (3.40pm) by Sir Michael Stoute and the trek can pay off. She was a tidy juvenile and started this year with two good efforts and her last try at Chester can be upgraded as she was slowly away when the winner made all. From an inside draw here, the bias to be on the pace is not so great. She looks to have a very strong chance.
At Wolverhampton 4pm, LUGANO reappears off another lengthy break for the ever shrewd Sir Mark Prescott. He started life handicapping of a lowly rating of 60 so don’t worry about the 9lb rise. The 250,000gns yearling is related to three triple-digit rated runners so 69 still looks a gift. Significantly, Luke Morris comes here rather than ride the stable’s two-year-old at Brighton.
TADWEEN can complete an across the card double for Richard Hannon by taking the 1m maiden at 5pm on the same card with the minimum of fuss. Yes, he’s going to be a short price but he deserves to be. He’s already achieved a rating of 80 and that is a high-looking bar for the others to reach. His second place to Music Seeker at HQ last time was solid. He can get the job done for us here.
Another who can deliver a double on the day for Sir Michael Stoute is MITTENS in the 8.15pm at Goodwood. She’s looking to build on a good return at Pontefract, where she looked all over the winner until getting tired late on. She’s had just over a month off to recover from the run as it took a bit out of her. She can get her career back on track on Friday night.