I hope you got out of trouble with Navajo Chief (15/2) yesterday – and after a funny couple of days on the Knavesmire it was badly needed.
We’ve needed a bit of staying power this week but I’m known for my stamina in trying to take Paddy’s cash! You hear me Paddy?
Let’s start with the Listed Marygate Stakes for two-year-olds where loads of horses here who are open to a lot of improvement.
The one to be on has to be Richard Hannon’s TIGGY WIGGY (1.45pm) , who is unbeaten in two starts after wins at Kempton and Salisbury. Last time she beat Exentricity but is now better off at the weights so should confirm that victory with ease. She looks smart.
It might be worth having a few quid each- way on BUTE HALL (2.15pm) at a big price in the Jorvik Stakes over 1m 4f. Arab Spring is a red-hot favourite but Bute Hall stays strong and has been running really well. He finished third at Thirsk and then a good fourth at Doncaster behind Itlaaq and could sneak a place.
Is the Tiger ready to roar?
There aren’t many top class stayers around at the moment and the Yorkshire Cup field really shows that. The distance and a penalty puts me off Group 1 winner and favourite Tac de Boistron who is the obvious selection on ratings. I’m going for course and distance Ebor winner TIGER CLIFF (2.45pm) as the possible improver in the line up.
He’s only raced eight times and was just outside the places (finished eighth) when last seen in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket. I think he’s interesting at a double-digit price.
Finally, the 1m Listed event gives the chance for RADIATOR (3.15pm) to show her form against Miss France was all wrong when last seen at Newmarket in September.
She was well beaten that day, but went off 11-10f against the subsequent 1000 Guineas winner. If she’s in that type of form again for Sir Michael Stoute she can go close and justify the nap vote.
So best of luck to all. Except Paddy of course. Yeeehaaa!