Yarmouth Placepot: Tuesday October 22

Yarmouth hosts eight races this afternoon.

Having secured the Placepot hat-trick at Plumpton yesterday, Timeform are hoping to make it four in a row at Yarmouth this afternoon...

"Italian Tom left a lasting impression when third at Sandown last time having dropped a long way in the weights..."

13:50 - An intriguing maiden to open up Yarmouth's extended eight race card, with Sir Robert Cheval's connections likely to make him popular in the market. However for our purposes it is better to side with newcomer Resolute who is out of an excellent family (his brother has won in UAE, and his mother is a listed winner). Add to that the stable has averaged a 19% strikerate with their juveniles at this track in recent years (nine winners from 46 runners) and he is likely to give a good account.

14:20 - It's a fillies' maiden up next, where it will be another sole selection to allow us options later in the card. Dorset Cream was the subject of significant market support on debut at Leicester, and took her first run on a racecourse to get used to things, finishing mid-field. Significant improvement is expected, especially since it seemed the ground was a little too quick for her that day, a problem which she will not have here. 

14:50 - The third race on the card is another fillies' maiden over a mile, where Godolphin's Promise You stands out amongst other particularly well bred newcomers. She is a half-sister to Emboss (Timeform rated 109) and connections usually have their juveniles well tuned-up on debut and she can take a place behind the promising Asyad, who is too short to back despite looking to set a clear standard.   

15:20 - Initially the sixteen runner nursery looks a minefield in betting terms, but Exceeding Power is sure to go well for James Doyle and Michael Bell. She showed huge improvement from her first two starts when fourth of eight at Wolverhampton ten days ago, and this company looks to be more of her level. The other selection is Berrahri, who was third to a Group 3 winner at Newbury last month. He ran below form at Kempton last time, but the return to a slower surface could be the key to unlocking some improvement from him. 

15:50 - It's the older horses turn to try their hand a six furlongs now, and Italian Tom left a lasting impression when third at Sandown last time having dropped a long way in the weights. If he builds on that effort here he will certainly make the frame. The other who gets the nod is Lulu The Zulu who is lightly-raced and has gradually improved since getting off the mark at Nottingham in August. She followed that with a second at Thirsk but found the surface too quick at Warwick last time, and can gain compensation here.

16:20 - You cannot ignore the way in which Stomachion pulled clear on heavy ground at Salisbury last week when making his handicap debut, and will undoubtedly be in the mix again today given the similar conditions. This step up in trip may bring about further improvement, and he shouldn't have a problem in defying a penalty. The other at a slightly larger price is Red Pilgrim, who improved markedly for the fitting of a hood at Leciester last time when third at 50-1. The step up to twelve furlongs also helped, and today's trip is and surface is likely to suit again. 

Selections:
13:50 - 3
14:20 - 5
14:50 - 7
15:20 - 6, 15
15:50 - 9, 12
16:20 - 4, 8
= 8 Lines

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