Alan Thompson has two sprinters that have caught his eye today from the cards at Catterick and Yarmouth...
"she will be getting off the mark sooner rather than later and the James Bethell looks to hold strong claims today"
The step up in trip will suit Moiella
Moiella didn't get any luck last time out on her debut at Musselburgh two weeks ago. She was short of room for much of the contest and by the time she found a gap the bird had flown and it was all too late. Today, the two-year-old filly is going a furlong longer and that should really help her based on the way she finished her race last time. Also, with that experience under her belt she should improve for that. I have no doubt she will be getting off the mark sooner rather than later and the James Bethell filly looks to hold strong claims today.
Brazen Belle is the current market favourite, David O'Meara's charge won on debut over five furlongs at Beverley where she was sent off the 5/2 favourite, but she was unable to follow up that success when finishing third of 10 in a minor event over today's trip at Ripon. I am sure she will also improve but I think a bigger threat to the selection could be the Exceed and Excel filly Better By Far. Mark Johnston's charge hasn't got her head in front yet but has impressed on her two runs so far, it would be no surprise to see her giving Moiella the most to do.
Batchelor Boy can send the Yarmouth punters home happy
Marco Botti can send the punters home happy in the final race of the day at Yarmouth, when he runs his three-year-old Batchelor Boy. Already a winner of three of his seven career starts thus far, you get the feeling the best is yet to come from the colt. He was a winner on return from the lockdown two starts ago and came from behind in a race where it paid to be prominent at Windsor on his latest outing to finish third.
An interesting form angle will be to see how Spanish Angel gets on in the 14:10 earlier in the day, expect Batchelor Boy's price to come down if he wins, as that was the horse that beat him just over a length that day at Windsor. Stefano Cherchi takes over in the plate to take 5lbs off his back which for me massively enhances his chances and he looks to have stand-out claims in this event.
2020 (prior to this week) : -9.12pts
This week so far...
Staked: 4 Pts
Returned: 0 pts
2020 P&L -13.12 pts
2019 P&L +0.31 pts
2018 P&L +82.29 pts
2017 P&L +53.30 pts
2016 P&L +15.23 pts