Timeform pick out bets from Newcastle and Sheffield on Saturday...
"...it’s surprising to see the grader allow him to go unpenalised, so the 20.24 at Sheffield looks his for the taking."
Timeform on Joella Eske
The opening pick comes in one of the handicaps on the afternoon card at Newcastle (15.19), with JUMEIRAH SKIPPY (T5) fancied to get first run on scratch runner Yiknaawatitis in receipt of a valuable two lengths. The selection is a strong runner over the standard trip and was as high as A1 class to end 2017, so looks an ideal candidate to excel in this type of race.
Having missed a portion of the summer, JOELLA ESKE (T1) returned with a clear-cut win in A3 company last week. Given the manner of that success and the fact he has won in A1 company in the past, it's surprising to see the grader allow him to go unpenalised, so the 20.24 at Sheffield looks his for the taking.
Later on the Owlerton card, DUNCANS PRINCE (T5) takes a crucial drop into D3 company for the first time at 21.36, and looks a prime example of a runner who can boss inferior opposition, particularly given the difference between grades over the sprint trip can be more pronounced than the standard distance.