6.45pm Yarmouth Tips & Betting Preview 19/07/2017

This is a Class 2 handicap raced over 1m 2f, see our betting tips and the full race preview below.

IN SUMMARY: It may pay to focus on the 3yo’s in this and LAW AND ORDER can come out on top. Connections think a lot of their colt and the step up in trip could bring out some improvement in him having lacked a bit of pace over a mile. He’s well-in on these terms and can get the better of Good Omen who should resume his progression having been outclassed in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot.

1 FIRST FLIGHT – Ran a mighty race having been off the track for just shy of 2 years to finish second to Kapstadt at Newmarket earlier this month. He’s been raised 3lbs for that effort which looks fair and he evidently retains plenty of ability having been off the track for so long. Conditions should be in his favour again although he is a ‘bounce’ candidate and this is a relatively quick reappearance. Market will guide best.

2 GREAT HALL – Drops a pound in the weights following a third-place effort in similar company to this last time out. He’s dropped down in grade today and the booking of James Doyle really catches the eye for this yard. Conditions should be in his favour now dropped in trip although he may appreciate a bit more rain having produced some good form with cut in the ground. Worth respect in this off a fair mark.

3 BASIL BERRY – Has spent the majority of his career over sprint trips but connections experiment with him back over a longer trip today. He attempted to make all last time out off a 3lb higher mark and he was unable to keep his rivals at bay and it could be a similar story here. He chases his first win since December 2015 and he still has to convince this is the right trip for him.

4 PETITE JACK – Turned into a prolific All-Weather runner over the winter, notching up four successes on the All-Weather taking his record to 5 wins from 8 starts on the sand. He was outclassed in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot last month and whilst this is significantly easier, he remains on a high enough mark now kept on the turf. Hard to make a case for until his turf form improves and he’s dropped in trip today.

5 LAW AND ORDER – Connections evidently think a lot of their Lawman colt having run him in some high-class races including the 2000 Guineas. He didn’t have the pace to match his rivals over a mile at Yarmouth last time out but he could show much-improved form now stepped up in trip to 1m 2f for the first time. He is the best-treated runner on today’s terms with his 3yo allowance and he’s dangerous to overlook in this company.

6 BROROCCO – Improved to win a competitive Epsom handicap on his second start of the season but he’s not improved as connections may have liked since. He’s been comfortably held in his two most recent outings which is disappointing although this does look slightly easier than his last race. He’s down a pound in the weights and connections drop this son of Shirocco back down in trip on ground he should like. Likely to be popular but he has something to prove today.

7 GOOD OMEN – Finished twelfth of an 18-strong field in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot last month but this is significantly easier and he has a handy 3yo allowance today. He won a Class 3 Doncaster handicap over this trip in early June and he evidently likes softer ground so connections will be hoping for some rain. That doesn’t look sure to arrive based on current forecasts and he may be worth opposing on the back of that.

8 ANOTHER ECLIPSE – Finally got off the mark at the fifth attempt at Brighton last time out, justifying his prohibitive odds of 2/5. He needs to take a big step forward on that form to be competitive in this and whilst he does have a 3yo allowance, he has plenty to find with his rivals. Jamie Spencer rides his stablemate which looks telling and it may pay to oppose him in this.

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