Nick Shiambouros is back with a couple of selections from the flat meeting at Redcar...
"She races off an opening mark of 67 which is more than fair in my opinion"
Back Mina Vagante in the 14:55 at Redcar
Genesius the value
14:20 Redcar - Genesius
I am going to take a chance with debutant Genesius in this interesting novice stakes.
This Teofilo colt is out of the Dam Craic Agus Spraoi who is a half-sister to the smart Parish Hall. There is plenty of speed in the pedigree, and is an early foal which does not hurt. The stable has not had a two-year-old winner yet, but had a winner at HQ on Friday. I think he is worth an Each-Way bet at around 25.024/1 on the exchange.
Thunderous is the short priced favourite at 2.021/1 on the exchange. He was a game winner from the front on debut at Doncaster last month but does have to carry a penalty. The Mark Johnston stable is going great guns and he will likely make another bold bid.
Mina Vagante to deliver
14:55 Redcar - Mina Vagante
Mina Vagante should make her presence felt in her handicap debut.
This filly was not disgraced when finishing down the field to Fabulist in a warm novice stakes at HQ last month. She made a little headway in the closing stages, but never had a realistic chance of delivering a challenge. The second and fifth place finishers have since won giving the form a nice boost. She races off an opening mark of 67 which is more than fair in my opinion. At present she is trading at 4.84/1 on the exchange.
First Dance is the current favourite at 4.216/5 on the exchange. She finished a closing sixth to Archie Perkins at York earlier this month, and has dropped to a competitive mark. She is the main danger.