Tarhib to show some class in Yarmouth feature
Back Tarhib @ 2.26/5 in the 16:30 at Yarmouth
The victory of Sea Stone at 9/1 continued the good run of form for the column yesterday, and we almost landed a third big priced double with drifter Sweet William just failing by a neck in second despite going out to 6/1. It would have been nice, but I'll take 15 winners in 15 days now.
The race of the day at Yarmouth is by far the 0-90 6f Fillies' Handicap and it's a poser between hardened experience and the lightly-raced potential of Tarhib.
Romantic Stone is the top weight with a tough campaign under her belt already, but the William Haggas-trained Tarhib running off 83 looks to have plenty of upside.
She ran recently in June at Chelmsford for her first start since win surgery, and with only six career starts as a 4yo, she appears to have been not the most robust. However, she could be one for softer ground as she landed her novice at Yarmouth last October with considerable ease by 4L in no more than a piece of work as she cantered to lead in a small field.
The times wouldn't have told us an awful lot as she wasn't tested in the soft ground, but she did run a pair of quick sectionals at Lingfield off a slow pace - both sub-11 seconds.
Jim Crowley rides in the famous blue and white livery, and when Crowley and Haggas combine at Yarmouth they have a devastating 5-12 win record at 42%.
Vaults to travel well again over new distance
Back City Vaults @ 3.55/2 in the 17:10 at Redcar
I do like a staying handicap and City Vaults clearly has a good chance in the 1m6f closer today at Redcar to hopefully complete a good afternoon.
The 3yo is only rated 57, so it's not a strong grade, but stepping up in distance could help him improve a bit more.
He landed a 1m2f good ground Ayr Classified race earlier in the season quite easily, and going up in distance for that certainly helped.
David O'Meara's horse also travelled very well at Ripon over 1m4f on quick ground having hit 1.11/10 in-running to finish second. He might not have got the trip fully, or maybe it was the famous undulations, but I give him another chance as he looks a horse who could be well ahead of his mark.
Jockey Danny Tudhope has a 17% strike-rate teaming up with O'Meara at Redcar and he could make the running and control this too from the front.
August/September singles winners:
Sea Stone 9/1 Won
Funny Story 5/2 Won
New Kingdom 8/1 Won
Prakasa 6/4 Won
Well Educated 9/4 Won
Kingori 10/11 Won
Dynamic Kate 10/11 Won
First View 9/2 Won
Mostahdaf 9/2 Won
Leopold's Rock 4/5 Won
High Velocity 9/2 Won
Back On Springs 5/4 Won
Rapid Flight 2/1 Won
Marching Army 10/1 Won
Vino Victrix 7/1 Win and Place
Larry Looby 2/1 Won
Autumn Festival 4/5 Won
Alma Libre 7/1 Placed
Queen Fleur 17/2 DH Win and Place
Prince Of Pillo 5/2 Won
Seeking Gold 5/4 Won
See The Sea 5/1 Won
Tarrabb 5/2 Won
Anmaat 9/2 Won
Tyrone's Poppy 11/4 Won