Rhys Williams has analysed Wednesday's racing and has two bets on an outsider at Yarmouth.
Showed plenty of speed on debut over six
Yarmouth 14:40: Senor Pockets 1pt win 80/1
Yarmouth 14:40: Senor Pockets 1pt win w/o the favourite 28/1
Terrimia and Michaela's Boy dominate the market in this five-furlong novice race and they've both shown a good level of ability.
Terrimia won well on debut at Windsor despite showing signs of inexperience and looks likely to improve whereas it's difficult to be sure what to expect from Michaela's Boy. He's not looked the most willing or straightforward at times under pressure and while the blinkers may help with that, he raced quite keenly last time so there's a chance they could light him up too much early on.
He also ran below form last time so as well as a bet in the straight market, I'm also backing the selection in the without the favourite (Terrimia) market.
That selection is Senor Pockets who finished last of seven, beaten 14½ lengths on debut at Chelmsford but showed far more promise than that would suggest.
He was away quickly from his inside draw but ducked left with no rail on his immediate inside. Straightened up, he raced keenly to take the lead and that keenness increased in the second furlong. He went about a couple of lengths clear at halfway before being joined turning into the home straight and was pushed along. He hung left under pressure and dropped away quickly in the final furlong to finish an eased down last.
The speed that Senor Pockets showed that day makes the drop down to five furlongs an obvious positive and hopefully he will have progressed mentally from that experience too.
He went through the first four furlongs in a similar time to the 90-rated winner of the 3yo+ handicap later on the card so it was no surprise that he couldn't sustain it and it's possible that he could once again find himself in front early on. Although Michaela's Boy led last time I think that was a case of circumstance rather than being a firm plan so they may go back to tracking the pace with him.
It might be that he's simply a four furlong horse or that the front two or newcomer Three Beauz will have too much class for him but I think his chance is being underestimated given the speed he showed. Any 33/1 or bigger in the straight market and any 16/1 or bigger in the without the favourite market appeals.