It’s our first visit to Yarmouth since racing resumed and there’s a competitive handicap over 1m 2f to start the card. Paddy’s paying 4 places in the 12 runner contest where John Gosden saddles the fancied Celestran and there has been some early money for Group One Power of Andrew Balding’s who has halved in price.
However, Roger Varian’s stable has been in the winners enclosure since racing resumed and makes his first start in handicap company on his return.
A field of 11 runners for the Group 3 Classic Trial Stakes. Born with Pride will be well fancied following its Newmarket victory last November on his sole start, but Berlin Tango could be interesting.
He’s had five races so far, winning at Ffos Las over 7f and should appreciate the step up in trip to 1m 2f and was second to Chares in the ‘Kentucky Derby’ Stakes at this venue 91 days ago when only beaten 1½ lengths. Each-way prospects.
A 1m Listed Fillies race where Paddy is paying the first four home. Trainer John Gosden could hold the key with both of his runners boasting strong credentials. Nazeef heads the market marginally after racking up the hat-trick last season. However, Frankie Dettori does the steering on Scentasia, who won two Listed all weather races last season and can play a major role.
Trainer William Haggas sends Two Bids to Yarmouth for the first time to try a kick-start a stalled career. He’s been absent for nine months since being gelded but is still relatively lightly raced with just six life-time starts. The four-year-old is still a maiden despite a hefty price tags at the sales and is tried in a hood on his handicap debut. Hard to ignore if getting his act together.
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