The day finished in profit when Thomas Cranmer won at Wetherby. Tasaaboq, Novelty Seeker and Ardamir all ran better than their finishing position suggests.
4.00 – Haydock – Bashiba. 3 pts win. Available at 7/2.
Nearly two years since his last victory but is now three pounds below that mark and has run plenty of good races from higher in the handicap in better races since then. Well behind Acclaim The Nation on his reappearance at Thirsk last month but is ten pounds better off than that rival today and showed the benefit of that run when fourth at Redcar last time out. He was beaten just under three lengths but he had his momentum checked a few times and he left the impression that he is ready to strike again. He is versatile regarding ground conditions and this race represents a drop in class. The yard have had two winners from seven entries in the past week and today’s three pound claimer has a decent 16% strike rate for the them in recent seasons
4.10 – Ripon:
Priscilla’s Dream. 2.5 pts win. Available at 4/1.
Tember. 1.5 pts win. Available at 17/2.
9.20 – Carlisle – Captain Bob. 1 pt e/w. Available at 12/1.