Milly holds key to yankee secret
Man On The Spot picks out the best four Naps from Sunday's meetings for our new daily Yankee.
Poyle Vinnie has been in fine form over the minimum trip but has been raised a further 6lb for winning here last time. Solar Spirit scored over 6f at Catterick recently, while We'll Deal Again bounced back in better company at Thirsk but in heavy ground. Le Laitier popped-up over track and trip on his latest start and and Diamond Blue is usually thereabouts without winning. MILLY'S SECRET (NAP) ran as well as could be expected when fourth in a Class 3 sprint at Hamilton last time but this is more her level so Ann Duffield's filly gets the vote.
AZZA (NAP) wasn’t disgraced in decent company over hurdles after winning a Listed race at Auteuil last September and made a winning start over fences over 2m4f at Uttoxeter. The drop in distance is unlikely to be a problem on this stiff track and he should take all the beating, though Dealing River has been much improved over timber this summer and is an interesting recruit. Falcarragh and Hallings Comet have also already won over fences and shouldn’t be discounted but Baccalaureate is nothing special nowadays.
Strategic Heights was brilliantly placed by Johnny Feane to complete a hat-trick over 5f here in February and though he shot up the weights as a consequence it wouldn’t be a shock if he bounced back over this extra furlong. Masai has been very disappointing on Turf after scoring here last October but ZALTY (NAP) will be very difficult to beat. He’s been in superb form in much better handicaps than this recently and is on the same mark as when narrowly beaten into fourth at York last time. Rummaging has won six times around here and isn’t badly treated despite his big weights while Kiss The Stars and Hi Emperor arrive in good shape and can get competitive.
THE RING IS KING (NAP) had been in good form on the Flat before gaining a comfortable victory over timber at Sligo. He’s been raised 8lb but Kevin Sexton’s claim takes care of most of that and a double looks on the cards. Dazzling Suzie is probably better over fences and further but Roman Numeral, who was in excellent form during the spring, might just have needed the run at Galway and should get into the frame. His stablemate King High won this last year and is just 2lb higher while Goal has won ten races in his career and he’s been racing in slightly better company so has to be considered as he’s dropped to his lowest mark for some time.