Saturday is still certainly fresh in the mind, as the series enjoyed its most successful day with Island Brave scoring at 33/1 and Hyanna going down by the narrowest of margins. Let’s hope that success can be continued on Wednesday!
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1.35 Beverley – Wobwobwob (33/1)
A £70,000 purchase as a yearling, Wobwobwob is a half-brother to several winners, including Honor Oak and Magic Jazz. He’s bred to be forward and shaped with plenty of promise when sixth on debut at Haydock. He travelled well into the six-furlong contest and looked in need of the experience under gentle handling.
Stepping up to seven furlongs looks a very good move and the fitting of the cheekpieces is no bad thing either. With that experience under his belt, a much-improved effort can be expected from this son of Prince Of Lir.
3.50 Kempton – Bythebay (25/1)
Finishing second on his opening two outings, Byhtebay has shown plenty of ability for Joseph Tuite. He did disappoint on handicap debut over course and distance last month, however, when down the field over the mile. He was far too keen on that occasion, unable to see out his first try of the trip as a result.
It wasn’t an effort completely devoid of promise, however, and his two prior near-misses show that he’s got more than enough ability to win a handicap at this level. He’s dropped two pounds in the weights and James Doyle is a booking that hopefully signals intent from connections.
6.40 Wolverhampton – Lamorna
Showing ability, albeit inconsistently, in three opening runs, Lamorna was never going to be suited by the mile distance on handicap/stable debut at Ayr last month. She travelled well enough for a long way before weakening very quickly, which hinted at a drop in distance really suiting.
Costing 90,000gns as a yearling, much more is expected of this daughter of Oasis Dream. She’s dropped five pounds in the weights, which is a huge help. Having her first attempt at the six-furlong distance, an improved effort could easily be on the cards.