Yarmouth Placepot: Tuesday July 24

Silvestre de Sousa is in action at Yarmouth today

Natasha Coates is in search of sunshine and a winning Placepot perm as she visits Yarmouth...

Both Consider Yourself and her stable are in fine form of late and the mare should give a good account of herself under a penalty this time.

14:20 - Nothing stands out among the newcomers in this 13-runner contest and preference is for two tried-and-tested fillies. Vestibule is the most experienced of these, who ran her best race on a quick surface on her only try over today's distance at Newbury. Although flying too high in the Weatherbys Super Sprint last time when thirteenth behind Body And Soul, this grade is well within her reach to at least land a place. Sound of Guns is sure to progress from her Goodwood debut, when given a considerate introduction to the racecourse. William Buick has a 4-4 record for Ed Walker this season and the combination looks set to go close again today.

14:50 - Ihtifal is yet to finish out of the places on her three starts, and with her yard currently placing with more than half of their runners this fortnight, we'll rely on her to keep the Placepot running. Tahlia Ree is more of a risk, but she looks the part on pedigree (half-sister to Royal Ascot winner Julienas) and Michael Bell has a solid record with three-year-old debutantes at this track, so she's worth the chance to take a place.

15:20 - Both Consider Yourself and her stable are in fine form of late and the mare should give a good account of herself under a penalty this time. Of the three handicap debutants, Timefom top-rated Twin Shadow is fancied to improve on last month's comeback, when sixth at Newmarket after eight months off. James Fanshawe and Jamie Spencer have proved a winning combination at this track, giving Twin Shadow strong claims for a place.

15:50 - In a war of the 'Roses', Alice Rose is fancied for the Placepot above course winner Viking Rose. While she has struggled to get her head in front, Rae Guest's three-year-old rarely finishes out of the places and quick ground back at Yarmouth can only benefit her, when stepping up in distance. She showed improved form at Brighton last time after nine months off and should run into a place today.

16:20 - Picabo should go close in this eight-runner handicap, after impressing in a first-time hood at Sandown last time when a length second to Jarrow. Having only her fourth run for the in-form Henry Candy, she steps back up in trip with the hood retained and if anything, this race looks easier. The drying ground shouldn't be a problem for Picabo and though Soap Wars has an enviable record when back from a break, the filly should be good enough for a place in the top three.

16:50 - In a big-field, low-grade sprint handicap, we're going to need some luck even with two selections. At least one of Yankee Storm and Arch Walker should make the frame, despite claims from Elusive Hawk and Errigal Lad. Yankee Storm, who wears cheekpieces as opposed to his normal blinkers, is appealing in that he's more reliable than most and from an in-form stable. Arch Walker runs off his lowest BHA mark to date and shaped better than the bare result at this course last time when isolated on the stands side. Both are expected to be thereabouts this time.

Selections:

14:20 - 7, 15
14:50 - 7, 12
15:20 - 1, 5
15:50 - 3
16:20 - 8
16:50 - 4, 5
= 16 lines

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