Yesterday was disappointing with only Dark Intention giving us a return when he was placed at York.
3.15 – Newmarket – Rebel Streak. 1 pt e/w. Available at 14/1. (Coral, Boylesports, Skybet – 1/5 odds first 4)
Three year old handicaps are not normally appealing at this time of the year but now and then a horse just looks a bit too big in price. Rebel Streak is one such horse in this six furlong sprint. He is still a maiden after six starts but he had some fair form to his name last season, culminating in a decent performance in the Group Two Mill Reef stakes. He ran as though needing the run on his reappearance at Chelmsford last month and there are tentative signs recently that the yard may be running into form. Rebel Streak has yet to race on going this quick but there is plenty of fast ground form in his family and he doesn’t have the action of a horse who would be inconvenienced it.
3.20 – Thirsk – Computable. 2 pts win. Available at 13/2.
This looks a very competitive sprint over the minimum trip. A high draw is normally preferable at this track when the ground rides fast and preference is for Computable who is drawn in stall 13. He was beaten just under two lengths by Acclaim The Nation on his reappearance over this C/D earlier this month but he could reverse that form with a five pound pull in the weights and that race behind him. There are plenty of early speedsters in evidence here and that will suit a horse who likes to come from off a generous gallop. He seems to need quick ground and he still looks well weighted on a mark of 76. Rachel Richardson, who rode him for the first time on his latest outing, retains the ride and she is good value for her three pound claim.
3.40 – Newbury:
Lancaster Bomber. 1.25 pts win. Available a 11/1. (Coral, Ladbrokes – 1/5 odds first 4)
Lightning Spear. 0.75 pts e/w. Available at 16/1. (Skybet – 1/5 odds first 5)
Suedois. 0.5 pts e/w. Available at 25/1. (Paddy Power – 1/5 odds first 4)
3.55 – Thirsk – Club Wexford. 2 pts win. Available at 13/2. (Bet365)
6.10 – Thirsk:
Clergyman. 1 pt e/w. Available at 14/1. (Betfred, totesport.com, 188Bet – 1/5 odds first 5)
Round The Island. 1 pt e/w. Available at 14/1. (Skybet, Betfred, totesport.com, 188Bet – 1/5 odds first 5)
8.50 – Doncaster – Buxted Dream. 1.5 pts win. Available at 9/1. (Sportingbet, 188Sport)