A slight lull in the action this week following the excitement of “Super Saturday”, but it won’t be long until Glorious Goodwood now. A winners a winner wherever you back it though and here’s our three best bets for an interesting card up at Thirsk on Tuesday evening.
6:10 Follow @ThirskRaces On Twitter Novice Stakes
Our first bet of the night comes in the very first race on the card. There are a number of promising juveniles on show here including the Dubawi colt, Extra Large and Godolphin’s Perisher. Hopefully the presence of those two in the field should help to hold up the price of Sweet Lady Rose who looked a winner in waiting last time out at Chepstow. A little isolated on the far side having missed the break, she did take a little while to warm to her task, but finished best of all to grab second, looking as though she had any amount left in the tank at the line. With that run under her belt following what was a 229-day break, she is fancied to strip fitter here and get on top late.
Tip: Sweet Lady Rose To Win
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Moving on to the second Novice Stakes of the day and the one that they all have to beat is the top weight, Sharp Style. The Mohamed Moubarek trained colt earnt his place at the head of the weights courtesy of an impressive first time out success at Windsor on his only career start to date, in a race where he had two of these rivals in behind. Penwood gets a 7lb pull in the weights for just a length defeat that day, which in theory should be enough to turn the tables in his favour, but Sharp Style did look value for a good deal more than the winning margin. Also expected to improve considerably for that debut performance, he is fancied to wear them all down close home once again. 9st9lb is a lot of weight to carry, but being a grand type, he certainly looks to have the physique to cope.
Tip: Sharp Style To Win
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Aliento and Admiral Rooke look set to fight it out for favouritism here having each posted a solid second placed finish last time out. Its difficult to knock their claims but this looks wide open to our eyes and as such they are unlikely to offer much in the way of value.
One who is likely to go off at a big price is the Tim Easterby runner, El Bertie. This one has had just the three starts on turf to date looking to hate the soft ground in two of those outings. Sandwiched in between those runs though came an effort on good to soft at Catterick which suggests he may just be in with a squeak here. Missing the break and appearing to be badly outpaced during that 7f event, he did take a while to get going but moved from stone last to sixth inside the final furlong. He gets an extra two furlongs to play with here which may very well bring him closer. Also 5lbs lower in the handicap since that day and having his first start since being gelded, he has enough avenues for possible improvement to merit support each way.
Tip: El Bertie each way