Mississippi To Roll Home At Yarmouth
Feature race on Yarmouth’s Tuesday eveing fixture is the hi-span.com Handicap at 7.50pm in which the Charles Hills-trained Tanzeel looks sure to go off a warm favourite on the back of a promising seasonal reappearance when just touched off by Ex Ex at Newmarket last month going down by a head in the hands of Dane O’Neill. That was only the fourth start of the Elusive City colt who easily landed a Newmarket maiden last July on only his second start before failing to make an impact in the valuable Weatherby’s Hamilton Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes at Doncaster in September. Off what could be a lenient mark of 87 the mount of Paul Hanagan deserves to head the betting at a best price 7-4 with William Hill but on this occasion may find one too good in the shape of the David Barron-trained Mississipi.
Available at 11-2 with Betvictor, the 5-year-old son of Exceed And Excel looked to be running into form on Northumberland Plate day at Newcastle when finishing a never-nearer fourth behind Tatlisu in the 6f Betfred Half Time In-Play Boosts Handicap off a 2lb higher mark. Graham Gibbons takes over from Silvestre De Sousa on the gelding who has failed to trouble the judge since winning on Kempton’s all-weather back in April 2012 but has gone close on a number of occasions and off his lowest rating since going down by a nose to Whozthecat at Doncaster last June can gain a well-deserved overdue victory at the seaside venue.
Top weight Peace Keeper looks in the grip of the handicapper off a career-high mark of 90 while Tagula Night reserves his best form for Sandown and the other two runners, Picture Dealer and Green Monkey both disappointed on their most recent starts.