Yesterday finished in profit with Frozen Flame winning at Bangor and Constantino placing at Newcastle. Royal Mezyan wasn’t beaten far in fifth at the latter track. Major Rowan was disappointing.
2.50 – Wolverhampton – Tasaaboq. 1 pt e/w. Available at 11/1. (Skybet – 1/5 odds first 4)
Tasaaboq has a poor strike rate, having just four of his 72 starts but on this track over 5-7 furlongs he has a 70% win and place strike rate from twenty starts with all four of his victories coming over today’s trip. For a horse of his ability that is quite a record and suggests he will run his race this afternoon. A C/D winner on his penultimate start he didn’t get the clearest of runs when trying to follow up over a furlong further under a penalty here last time out but he was still only beaten just under five lengths. Back over this C/D he is likely to fair better from a mark from which he has shown he can win from in the past. Danny Brock retains the ride and he has a profitable 18% strike rate for the yard.
4.00 – Hamilton:
Andok. 1.25 pts e/w. Available at 10/1.
Novelty Seeker. 0.25 pts e/w. Available at 66/1. (Paddy Power)
Andok has disappointed on both starts this season but he has fallen four pounds in the weights as a result and the first time cheekpieces may spark him back to life. If they do he has to be of interest judged on four of his six starts last season. He was beaten less than two lengths in all four of those races from three pounds higher in the weights and two of them came on stiff tracks. It requires a bit of faith to support him based on this season’s efforts but, at the relevant prices, he looks worth risking. Novelty Seeker is drifting alarmingly in the early markets which suggests he will either still need this second run back from a long absence of doesn’t retain his former ability. However it will only take a small stake to see if he is still capable. As a nine year old he has still only had 15 starts, winning three, and his Trainer has the ability to bring one back to form.
6.30 – Kempton – Eltezam. 1.25 pts e/w. Available at 10/1.
7.30 – Kempton:
Tight Lines. 1.5 pts win. Available at 9/1.
Launceston Place. 0.75 pts e/w. Available at 16/1.
7.40 – Wetherby – Thomas Cranmer. 1.25 pts e/w. Available at 10/1.
8.30 – Kempton – Ardamir. 0.5 pts e/w. Available at 25/1. (Paddy Power)