Nap of the Day - One For Bobby (7.10pm Naas) - 11/4 with William Hill
An impressive winner of both of her starts, Johnny Murtagh’s Frankel filly is fancied to take this Listed contest before stepping-up into Group company.
2.55pm Carlisle. 1m
Trainer Tim Easterby is represented by three of the 16 runners in this famous one mile handicap, Cassy O, GARDEN OASIS and Give It Some Teddy. Top weight Cassio O appears to be the more fancied of the trio but if you can forgive Garden Oasis a below-par effort at York recently, the mount of James Sullivan is capable of running a big race.
The seven-year-old went down by a head over today’s course and distance last May prior to running in this race the following month as a well-supported 5/1 chance. The gelding, despite running too free, was still beaten only five lengths behind the winner Chichester with the consistent Lion Tower back in third.
Those two horses are now respectively rated 18lb and 15lb higher following some excellent performances. Garden Oasis looked to be running into that kind of form when repeatedly denied a clear run on the Knavesmire on his penultimate start and off a 3lb lower mark is handicapped to go close if bringing his A-game to the table. Pisanello, second in that York race, and Invincibly from the in-form Karl Burke stable are just two of several potential dangers.
3.55pm Carlisle. 7f
A fascinating Listed race for fillies in which Epsom’s Surrey Stakes runner-up Oscula, Snooze N Your Lose and Clitheroe, first and third in a similar race at Musselburgh earlier this month, will all have their supporters. But it is the Roger Varian-trained MISS CAROL ANN who makes plenty of appeal in the hands of jockey David Egan.
The daughter of Kingman was an impressive winner of a Newmarket maiden on her debut last September before the filly failed to handle Newbury’s very soft ground on her only other start as a juvenile.
Beaten just over four lengths on her reappearance in Newbury’s Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes back in April when looking in need of the run, Miss Carol Ann is still a horse with plenty of untapped potential and can get her season back on course with a big run here.
7.10pm Naas. 1m 2f
Ballydoyle run three in this mile and a quarter Listed race for fillies with stable jockey Ryan Moore on board The Algarve who beat only one home behind stablemate Tuesday in the Cazoo Oaks at Epsom.
The daughter of American Pharoah is better than she showed in that mile and a half Classic but faces several unexposed fillies here, the best of which looks to be the Johnny Murtagh-trained ONE FOR BOBBY.
A 33/1 chance on her debut at Gowran Park last month, the Frankel filly belied those betting odds by coming home a comfortable winner of that 16-runner maiden. The mount of Ben Coen returned to that track three weeks later and proved far too good for the 99-rated Show The Stars with two of tonight’s rivals, Suwayra and Jezebel Queen back in third and fourth places.
One for Bobby looks an exciting prospect and is fancied to take this Listed race before stepping up into Group company.
* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds subject to changes.