Dave Ord previews Saturday's cards with the Sporting Life Daily Nap running at Newbury, while he has a selection at Haydock as well.
Sporting Life Daily Nap, July 21
NAP: Ceilidhs Dream 4.45 Newbury
Next best: Medahim 5.20 Newbury
Treble: Rampant Lion 6.00 Haydock
CEILIDHS DREAM looks a good bet to land the EBF Breeders' Series Fillies' Handicap at Newbury.
Ralph Beckett’s charge started the season with a defeat of Sea Of Class at Newmarket and having failed to stay when sent off a 4/1 chance for the Musidora at York, caught the eye in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot on her only subsequent start.
She looked a work in progress there, travelling very strongly for much of the contest before tiring inside the distance. This looks a good opportunity for her to resume winning ways – with fellow three-year-old Melodies the biggest threat. She did well to win at Doncaster last time but is six pounds here here.
Medahim is handicapped to win races and can take the closing Grundon Recyling Handicap.
Richard Hannon’s charge made little impact in the Royal Hunt Cup last time but takes a significant drop in grade here. He’s only two pounds higher than when winning a better race than this at Newmarket last season.
The form of Rampant Lion’s fourth at Beverley in June has worked out well and he’s a confident choice to land the Smarkets Betting Exchange Handicap at Haydock.
He’s two pounds lower here and has been learning with racing so improvement is possible and he is fancied to get the better of Humbolt Current and Glorious Present who rate the dangers.
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- Daily Nap record: -20.57pts