2.20 7f Class 5 Handicap – John Clare 11/10
Showed good attitude when winning at Leicester towards the end of last season as a 2yo, he returned this season in what looks a decent race finishing a close 2nd with the rest of the field well beat, the near 4 length 3rd won very easily NTO boosting the form, the close 2nd came after a 180 day break and a gelding operation, he again showed a good attitude when hitting the front a long way out, perhaps a little too far, but battled on strongly in the finish, he’s entitled to come on for the run, he goes up 4lb for the effort but looks very progressive and this looks an easier task. Trainer Pam Sly looks in fantastic form with 2 from 4 winners the last 2 weeks and a was close to another when just beaten by a neck, she has a good record at Yarmouth with a 20% strike rate the last 5 years and a +£14.30 LSP at the course in her career.
5.00 7f Class 5 Fillies Handicap – Dashed 6/4
Very well bred filly for the grade, she won on her 2nd start as a 2yo over 7f’s at Redcar with the form pretty good with 3 in behind winning since, she made a poor return at Haydock not looking to stay the mile trip but was given another go over a mile in her first handicap, this time a much improved effort and looked the winner until again not seeing out a mile, today she drops back to 7 furlongs which is a huge plus and back in a easier class should see her outclass her rivals. Trainer Roger Varian is having a good season and in good recent form, he sends just the one to Lingfield where he has a excellent 28% strike rate and positive LSP, booked jockey Jack Mitchell is in good form and was on her when she recorded her sole victory.
6.30 1m6f Class 4 Handicap – Rowland Ward 13/8
Good 2nd on debut over a mile behind Group 1 winning 2yo Too Darn Hot, returned this season over a 1m4f at Pontefract in a small field, he blew the start and raced too freely, he was given a mark of 75 which he made look lenient when winning at Doncaster last month in a good form race, he goes up 6lb which not only natural progression should he manage that easily but he’s upped again in trip which on pedigree is a big plus but also visually he had plenty left in the locker LTO. Trainer Ralph Beckett is in good recent form likewise jockey Harry Bentley who share a good partnership and has been on all the colts runs to date.
Russell Blair Racing