We have another busy day of racing with action at Yarmouth, Pontefract, Navan, Wolverhampton, and Kempton Park. Action further afield is also on site for Happy Valley and Chantilly.
Yesterday, the Derby market failed to be too shaken up by the Derrinstown trial which was won by the outsider of the three Ballydoyle runners, Cormorant. I still won’t lose hope on Russian Empire who was again doing his best work late.
Whilst it is no means certain he goes to Epsom, the further he goes the better I think he will be.
Levanter - Each Way
I haven’t found it easy to come by handicap winners since the return of racing but may have one of interest at an each-way price here.
Levanter for Harry Dunlop has only been seen on turf just the once when making her debut at Newbury. This turf mark of 60 looks tempting to exploit and having watched her runs back, if the surface suits, the sire suggests good ground will be fine.
The yard gained their first winner of the season on Voice of Calm earlier in the week. That was ridden by our own Nicola Currie.
David Egan is in the plate today and returned to racing with a couple of nice winners. Levanter is going to be our first each-way bet in the blog today.
I did expect Richard Hannon to have a slightly quicker start to the season given the number of runners he has had. That said, I am still quite keen on his runner in this six-furlong handicap.
Jamaheery is very unexposed with just the two runs to her name. A debut winner at Yarmouth last year, she failed to kick on when put into deeper company at Newmarket on her second start. Since then, she has had a wind op and has a mark of 86 which to my eye looks very fair providing the wind op has helped and she takes to the surface.