Racing on Wednesday in the UK & Ireland comes from Bath, Catterick, Leicester, Lingfield, Naas and Sandown on what is a busy day of action.
There are two Listed races on Naas’ evening card – and one of our fancies comes in the Marwell Stakes, a 5f contest for two-year-olds. A Ger Lyons runner is bidding to build on his C&D success on his debut.
3.55 Catterick – Feud @ 11/10
A step up in trip helped Feud break his maiden at Haydock earlier this month, as he appreciated the extra distance in the 1m3½f contest. He was ridden patiently by Daniel Tudhope, hitting the front inside the final furlong.
The son of Dubawi is now racing over 1m4f and there is likely to be more improvement over this distance. He has gone up just 3lb for his success at Haydock, and that seems quite lenient from the handicapper.
Ralph Beckett’s runner features as one of the Most Napped selections on the Betfred Betfinder this afternoon and it is easy to see why. He has just five rivals to beat in this field, and if he takes another step forward, he should have the beating of these runners.
5.15 Naas – Storm Miami @ 9/4
Storm Miami got off the mark at the first time of asking when she scored earlier this month. She finished the race very strongly to get up just in time by a short head. It was an impressive turn of foot from the filly.
Gers Lyons’ runner will have benefited greatly from that opening outing. She knows exactly what it is all about now, so expect to see her improve for it. Colin Keane remains on board again, and he may opt to press the button a little earlier this time around.
This race has the potential to be a strongly run contest, which will suit the daughter of Blue Point. Connections clearly think a lot of her to step up in class this early, and she can justify that confidence behind her.
6.20 – Lady Onyx @ 3/1
After scoring over 7f on her debut at Gowran Park, Lady Onyx then ran in a Listed race at Musselburgh over the same trip and she did not disgrace herself, finishing third of seven runners at the Scottish racecourse.
Johnny Murtagh’s filly had a second shot at a Listed contest at Carlisle last month. Just like her opening win, that race came on soft ground, and she appeared to enjoy the conditions, finishing less than two lengths behind the winner in third place.
In both of her last two appearances, the daughter of Kodi Bear has been in contention with two furlongs to go but she has just faded inside the final furlong. This drop down in trip to 6f should suit her, as she has the pace needed to have success over this sprint distance.