ITV is back in action at York and Newton Abbot Wednesday and I’m hoping this blog will continue in great form after a magical four-timer at the weekend.
Let’s get straight to it, and the 1.50pm at York is a handicap over nearly 1m4f. CORGI will have to be better than ever on his first run of the season which is asking a lot for Hughie Morrison’s hope. However, he stays well, may improve as a four-year-old and has a good draw. Added to that he’s now had a wind operation. Eachway claims.
The 2.25pm is another handicap, this time over 6f, WENTWORTH FALLS might be better over a little short of 6f, but that said he’s in great form and ran a fine second at Doncaster when last seen. Another eachway bet for the Geoff Harker inmate.
The first Group race of the week comes at 3.00pm in the shape of the Group 2 Duke of York over 6f. PROJECTION is not one to rely on and is a hard ride, but he’s got place claims here for Roger Charlton. He’s a talented sprinter on his day and Jason Watson will be eager to impress his new boss.
Finally the big Oaks trial, the Group 3 Musidora over an extended 1m2f at 3.35pm. SPARKLE ROLL looked promising when scoring at Sandown last time and has proven stamina which is a major asset. Oisin Murphy a good booking for Johnny G.
ITV also show the 2.10pm at Newton Abbot, a handicap hurdle over an extended 2m2f. Many of these are iffy at the distance, and I’ll take a chance with DASHING OSCAR, who stays strong and is down in the handicap a fraction. Tough task under 11st 12lb but brings a bit of quality to the event.
So best of luck and pray for Yeeehaaas. You hear me Paddy?