We’ve plenty of racing to enjoy across Britain and Ireland on Wednesday. Specifically, there’s six meetings – Uttoxeter, Catterick, Bath, Killarney, Yarmouth and Wolverhampton (AW).
Our three fancies include a course and distance lover heading back to Catterick in search of further success.
2.52 Catterick – Jamil
Off to Catterick for our first midweek fancy where course and distance specialist Jamil commands a chunk of respect in the AJA Novice Flat Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap under Lois Teal.
The Dansili gelding is a three-time winner over track and trip at this Yorkshire circuit, his latest success here in May preserving his unbeaten record when racing over the mile-and-a-half trip here.
He was off a mark of 52 that afternoon and races from 3lb higher now, with his only outing since seeing him held on his all-weather bow at Newcastle over a shorter trip.
He is more exposed than market leader La Forza, who was second at Bath in May, but Marcus Tregoning’s charge was having his first run in early two years there and, to some degree, has to prove he can back that up now.
Jamil looks the more reliable conveyance, especially around here, and is taken to justify inclusion on the Most Napped list via the Betfred Betfinder.
5.35 Yarmouth – Mobashr
The Yarmouth opener could be a decent chance for Mobashr to quickly make up for having failed to complete a double at Doncaster last week.
The ex-Marco Botti inmate took some time to find his feet for Mick Appleby but, as can so often be the case, is now looking like making hay for this yard.
He won at Doncaster (7f, good) at the start of this month and was a fast-finishing second there last Thursday. The winner got first run on him and Mobashr was not done any favours in having to go around the field to make his challenge, flashing home to be beaten a half-length at the post.
From an unchanged mark, he may have a good spot here in which to take advantage and make it two wins in three outings this month.
6.20 Killarney – Clever And Cool
Winner of a 5f maiden last season, Clever And Cool has been set some tough assignments by Jim Bolger since that debut victory.
The Vocalised filly was kept to Listed/Group 3 company in four more runs last season as a juvenile and the best of those saw her beaten a length in the Park Stakes at the Curragh (7f, yielding to soft) in September.
This season again it has been a tough path at times in strong races at Listed/Group 3 level at Ireland’s premier tracks, and she duly took advantage of an ease in grade when scoring over 7f at Naas this month when conceding plenty weight to 96-rated Vernet from the Joseph O’Brien team.
Off the back of that winning effort, she comes back into what may not be the strongest of Listed races and also returns to the mile distance for only the second time. There could be more to come and double-figure odds on Rory Cleary’s partner are worth exploring.