Wednesday July 12 Selections
We had a couple of winners yesterday and we're hoping for more of the same today. Racing takes place on the flat Catterick, Lingfield and Yarmouth in the afternoon, whilst evening flat racing is staged at Bath and Kempton on the All Weather. Dundalk hosts an All Weather card in Ireland.
Here are Danny Archer's selections...
International to Lay down the Law at Bath
6:40: Bath - Trick Of The Light 15/8. Further rain would be a slight concern but Roger Varian's charge did the business nicely over course and distance under today's rider. He relished the conditions of the track that day and he is again ridden by excellent 5lb claimer David Egan.
7:40: Bath - Bicolour 2/1. Mark Johnston does pretty well with horses he sends to this venue and is represented by this daughter of Tiznow who was fourth over course and distance last week. She was slightly hampered on that occasion and remains over to further improvement on just her second start in handicap company.
8:40: Bath - International Law 7/1 Each Way. I was quite taken with this son of Exceed And Excel's victory over course and distance in April where he knuckled down well under pressure to score quite comfortably. He has finished down the field in two outings since, but was not disgraced when finishing seventh at Haydock last time and taking a step down in grade, he is very interesting.
9:10: Bath - Unified 6/4. Clive Cox does exceptionally well with his string at Bath and whilst this daughter of Oasis Dream was a bitterly disappointing fourth at Windsor last time, she missed the break that day and essentially lost any chance she had. If she breaks smartly, she could prove tough to catch in this event and should put her experience to good use.
Melody to hit right tune and Flo at Catterick
2:45: Catterick - Flo's Melody 6/1 Each Way. Richard Fahey's charge has run with credit in maiden company on three outings to date. That included a creditable fourth at Pontefract last time where she stayed on quite nicely over six furlongs. The drop back in trip looks an advantage and she is fancied to improve for the switch to a nursery.
3:20: Catterick - Tie Em Up Tel 6/4. A decisive four length winner at Windsor last time, the David Evans-trained colt brings winning form to the table and is taken to score again.
3:55: Catterick - Heir Of Excitement 15/8. Ran a belter to finish third from a tough draw at Chester last time and there looks to be further improvement from his current mark of 75.
5:05: Catterick - Arabela Dawn 11/1 Each Way. John Quinn is a shrewd handler and this daughter of Delegator is capable of further improvement now sent handicapping. She has been racing over various trips but seven furlongs, judged on her breeding looks a nice starting point and she is related to some decent horses include the high-class Azamour. She looks one to be watch today.
6:05: Catterick - Springforth 3/1. Solid contender who consistently runs up to his mark. A course and distance winner, the three-year-old son of Mayson was a creditable third at Leicester last time in what looked a decent event and he is taken to score for just the second time in his career.
Baden looks a bargain at Kempton
6:55: Kempton - Badenscoth 6/1 Each Way. Dean Ivory's horses are in decent form and this son of Foxwedge was an excellent second at Windsor in May. He has finished down the field in two starts since but he remains open to further improvement off a mark of 69.
Chatburn to talk rivals out of it at Yarmouth
2:00: Yarmouth - Chatburn Evs NAP. David O'Meara sends this two-year-old son of Dream Ahead down south who scored at Redcar in May. He then finished an excellent fourth in a decent renewal of the Two Year Old Trophy at Beverley in June behind Woodcote second Cardsharp. That's strong form which provides him with a leading chance over the shorter distance.
4:55: Yarmouth - Turning Gold Evs. Looks a typical Sir Mark Prescott improver following a decisive victory over course and distance last time. He is raised 6lb but has a decent claimer aboard and is taken to land the spoils.
Dilmun looks the one at Dundalk
2:50: Dundalk - Dilmun 11/8. Ran a cracker to finish a creditable fourth to a horse who subsequently ran with credit in a Listed event last time. The three-year-old daughter of War Front is well related and possibly just did too much too early last time and should improve.
2:00: Yarmouth - Chatburn
4:55: Yarmouth - Turning Gold
For Win Treble Include:
9:10: Bath - Unified