Tuesday's racing preview

Last Updated July 18 2017, 19:51Racing

Nick Grant says Roger Varian's Yalawin rates nap material in the Dribuild Ltd Handicap at Bath on Tuesday.

Yalawin rates nap material in the Dribuild Ltd Handicap at Bath.

The Roger Charlton-trained three-year-old remains a sprinter of some promise, despite a short-priced reverse at Windsor last time out.

A lightly-raced son of Lawman, he lost little in defeat but was not as effective on the rain-softened ground as he had been when scoring from a subsequent winner on a much quicker surface at Ripon earlier last month.

His form generally has a solid look to it, even back to his debut at Newbury last year when third to Silver Bunbury Cup victor Parfait.

Conditions should be much more to his liking at Bath and he can pick up what is a decent prize on the way to a crack at something bigger before the year is out.

Bella Alissa returns to a happy hunting ground as she contests the Hall's Dismantling And Removal Ltd Fillies' Handicap.

Robert Cowell's charge was a no-nonsense winner here last month, making most and showing the right sort of attitude when pressed.

Clearly happy hearing her hooves rattle, she is another who has not had much racing and should have more to offer now sent handicapping for the first time.

Pondering gets the nod in the Dribuild Group Handicap over a mile and a half.

Eve Johnson Houghton's filly returned to winning ways at Lingfield at the beginning of this month, having been turned over at long odds-on in a seller at the same track in June.

The drop to 10 furlongs was clearly not a negative but she was also racing in a visor for the first time and that will hopefully serve her well once more as she returns to the longer trip.

Secret Agent is another with Bath form and he should run his race once again in the Bird In Hand Saltford Handicap, while it can pay to stick with the horses for courses theme through recent winner Imphal in the C&I Southwest Ltd Handicap.

La Fritillaire can come out on top in the feature at Beverley, the 132nd Year Of The Watt Memorial Handicap.

The two-mile event looks quite trappy, but the James Given-trained mare is running as well as she has ever done.

She was far from disgraced over two and a quarter miles at Pontefract from 2lb out of the handicap when finding one too good and this is probably her optimum trip.

A repeat of Roundhay Park's recent effort at the East Yorkshire venue should see him go close in division two of the Racing UK Novice Auction Stakes.

Having shown nothing first time out, he stepped up from nowhere to run a huge race at 33-1 in a maiden earlier in the month, beaten less than a length by the appropriately-named That's A Surprise.

A fair bit went against him, too, making the effort all the more meritorious.

Vercingetorix is interesting on his return to the Flat in the Download The Dabblebet App Handicap at Thirsk, where Breanski can end a run of seconds in the Carol & Lee Binney 25th Wedding Anniversary Handicap. 

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BATH: 2.00 Pondering, 2.30 Bella Alissa, 3.00 June Dog, 3.30 YALAWIN (NAP), 4.00 Secret Agent, 4.30 Imphal.

BEVERLEY: 2.15 Ben My Chree, 2.45 Roundhay Park, 3.15 Mr Strutter, 3.45 La Fritillaire, 4.15 Full Of Promise, 4.45 Mon Beau Visage, 5.15 Shambra, 5.45 Diamonds A Dancing.

KILLARNEY: 5.50 Breeze, 6.20 Tuff Love, 6.50 Fairy Flute, 7.20 Grey Waters, 7.50 Devils Bride, 8.20 Double Scores, 8.50 Das Mooser.

THIRSK: 6.10 Aclimatise, 6.40 Nag's Wag, 7.10 Chant, 7.40 Liquid, 8.10 Halinka, 8.40 Vercingetorix, 9.10 Breanski.

WORCESTER: 6.00 Adrrastos, 6.30 Black Corton, 7.00 Slim Pickens, 7.30 Taste The Wine, 8.00 Fit The Brief, 8.30 Jodies Jem, 9.00 Old Harry Rocks.

DOUBLE: Yalawin and Bella Alissa.

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