3.45pm Yarmouth Tips & Betting Preview 12/07/2017

A field of eight go to post for this intriguing handicap at Yarmouth on Wednesday afternoon, see our betting tips and the full race preview below.

IN SUMMARY: The form of DUBARA‘s latest second at Salisbury was franked when the third won on Monday and she should be more than up for taking this contest off 4lb higher. She has been slowly progressive for Luca Cumani and she remains unexposed at this trip, likely all the better for her first attempt at it last time out at Salisbury. Her main danger is First Voyage, who has the cheekpieces on for the first time following a good comeback at Haydock.

1 INTERCONNECTION – Inconsistent six year old for Ed Vaughan who returned to form on his latest start when second at Newmarket, keeping on strongly and he was well clear of the third. His mark remains untouched and a drop back in trip looks perfect for him, so another big run is on the cards under Harry Bentley. He does have a big weight to carry though and he’s more exposed than a few of his challengers. Each way claims.

2 ROTHERWICK – Won a four runner race at Lingfield on his penultimate start, but whether that form is reliable is up for debate as many underperformed. He was raised three pounds as a consequence and he could only manage second when last seen at Nottingham, hanging left when asked for maximum effort. Drop back in trip looks a good move but more is needed off this mark and his overall record of four wins from thirty-one doesn’t help his case. Likely to be on the premises but probably vulnerable for win purposes.

3 MIKMAK – Another inconsistent type, this time for the William Muir yard who was a good second at Leicester on his penultimate start. Off the same mark however at Chelmsford he could only manage fifth, well beaten in that position. More is needed off a one pound higher mark and the better ground doesn’t look like a plus as he’s avoided it for most of his career. Others make more appeal on this occasion.

4 FIRST VOYAGE – Broke his maiden at the third attempt when winning well at Nottingham in October, making all in good style under today’s rider William Buick. He matched that form on seasonal/handicap debut when third at Haydock, with this drop back in trip almost certain to suit. He remains on the same mark for Charlie Appleby and should have come on markedly for the run. Cheekpieces go on for this run and he looks tough to beat as he’s still thoroughly unexposed for top connections.

5 BINT DANDY – Won here on her penultimate start in May, surging clear despite her rider dropping his whip inside the final furlong. She was raised five pounds as a result and things didn’t go to plan at Chelmsford on her latest start, well beaten in seventh after being hampered late on. She does have a higher mark on the all weather but she will need more if she’s to be threatening in a tougher race. Lewis Edmunds takes offsets her penalty but she’s likely a place contender only.

6 MORNING SUIT – Three time winner for Mark Johnston and he ran a brilliant race in 0-100 company when second at Salisbury on his latest start. He is open to improvement now upped in trip and he’s drawn well in Stall 3 to attack from the front, as is his way. His pedigree suggests he should improve for the step up to this distance and he’s a fascinating contender under Joe Fanning. Has to be considered.

7 DUBARA – Slowly progressive daughter of Dubawi for Luca Cumani who ran another solid race when second at Salisbury in June. The third in that race has followed up since in Class 4 company, which boosts her claims and she should be able to cope with a four pound rise from that latest race as she remains unexposed at this trip. Jamie Spencer takes the ride and she should take this contest on her way to better things.

8 OMEROS – Won a maiden at Chelmsford under hands and heels and he wasn’t disgraced on handicap debut at Haydock when last seen, finishing fifth under today’s rider Josie Gordon. He runs off the same mark and this longer trip looks certain to suit. He remains completely unexposed and this better ground could see him in a better light, so he has to be respected for the in form Hugo Palmer team.

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