A few two-year-old races and a couple who may have a fighting chance.
1:50 Beverley -
Looking at one horse here who showed next to no ability on debut at Pontefract. Sir Viktor is a big, strong two-year-old who may well spark into life after a substantially lay off and step up in distance. At 10/1+ this son of Sir Prancealot is worth a speculative punt.
2:25 Beverley -
David Barron is a canny trainer and Liquid was fancied to go well on debut, and so did a narrowly beaten favourite at Musselburgh. The form of that race has been franked and the short price favourite, in what looks a weakish race, means this son of Zoffany can be backed each-way at 4/1. Should hit the frame with a fighting chance of the win.
3:00 Beverley -
James Tate is a trainer I take seriously as he is very good at placing his two-year-olds on their second start and I know for a fact this son of Kyllachy is held in some regard by connections. He ran in a stiff race at Yarmouth on debut and was priced as if needing the run. This bay colt got his act together late on and caught the eye. Kyllang Rock has decent each-way claims at 4/1.
6:35 Carlisle -
Interesting race. A few two-year-olds with ability. Cuppacoffee has to carry a penalty, hence the apprentice jockey, but a tough sort for Duffield. Vaux hasn't had much luck but a winner in waiting. He has a tendency to rear as the stalls open and that is a worry. Haslam's charge cannot afford to do this, especially so dropping back to the minimum trip. At best, I quite fancy this colt to go well but the price doesn't reflect the fear of a tardy start which puts me off betting. Little Miss Lola ran well last time out at Carlisle, behind a fair juvenile for Bryan Smart. A solid horse who will run a race and sound each-way claims. Zebedee Cat has finished sixth on each of his three starts. Iain Jardine's colt looks pretty average but this return to the minimum trip is more suiting. I wouldn't think this son of Zebedee will be quite good enough to win but could belie his odds of 20/1. The betting is the best guide to Sir Mark Prescott's Impassioned. Most of this handlers debutantes need the run but I am always watchful of those owned by Cheveley park Stud. If priced 13/2 & less SP I would take this horse seriously. If weak in the betting, best watched. Roy's Dream is another who showed much more last start at Redcar, a fair amount of pace. Stubbs' filly may appreciate this step down in distance but may have to settle for place claims at best.
Should make a decent EW Multibet and each-way singles