Timeform Radio Tip: Jebulani all the way

Wednesday's best bet comes at Catterick

Rory Delargy has his eye on Catterick this afternoon...

"It's well worth taking a chance on Jebulani, the least exposed in the line-up, improving again to get the better of modest opposition..."

It's not often I'm tempted to bet in a maiden race, but the presence of the frustrating Sky Garden at the head of the market for Catterick's second race is reason enough to get involved. William Haggas' superbly-bred filly will be worth a bit as a broodmare if only she can break her maiden, given that she's a daughter of the speedy Superstar Leo, but she's simply fluffed her lines too often to be supporting her at skinny odds, and simply makes the market for most honest rivals, despite this being the weakest race she's contested.

Of the others, Shillito has also gone the wrong way from a promising start, while several are clearly of little account, but there are 2 without such convictions, namely Discussiontofollow and Jiminy. The former didn't achieve a huge amount on debut at Redcar despite finishing third, but both the way he travelled there, and the weight of money behind him in the ring suggest he's better than the bare form, and that notion is also backed up by a useful pedigree. With the experience he gained there sure to have benefited him in terms of know-how if not fitness (seemed sharp enough that day), he's taken to win what is a weak event.

Jiminy is an unknown quantity, and given he hails from a yard which gets few winners in maidens (3-59 in the last 5 years), he's available at much bigger odds, but shouldn't be ignored given he's related to another high-class filly in the shape of Cheveley Park & Coronation Stakes winner Indian Ink, and won't have to be anything out of the ordinary to figure on debut. The Dixon yard is ticking over quietly at the moment, but the horses appear to be in good nick.

With Mister Carter a tad disappointing at Ripon yesterday, the 15:10 contest looks pretty open, but it's well worth taking a chance on Jebulani, the least exposed in the line-up, improving again to get the better of modest opposition. Nashville boasts consistent form figures, but is moody, and again looked one to swerve for win purposes when plugging on at Beverley last time. Danceintothelight returned to form from his reduced mark last time, but doesn't run two races alike these days, and isn't sure to back that up, while Strikemaster had everything fall into place for him when landing an amateur riders race at Thirsk last time. Jebulani ran well over C&D on his penultimate outing, and is set to lead here, so he ought to take plenty of catching, and looks the best bet on the card.

All at Catterick
Back Jebulani @ 5.14/1 in the 15:10 (NAP)
Back Discussiontofollow @ 3.613/5 & Jiminy @ 9.617/2 in the 14:40

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