NAP of the Day: 6/4 shot should see off modest rivals

 | Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 17:48pm

Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 17:48pm

Owen McMahon's NAP of the Day

The staggering amount of rain that's fallen over northern England in the last 24 hours is a positive for my NAP of the Day, but it's something of a Catch-22 as he may not even get a run with Catterick calling an inspection for 08:00 on Thursday morning.

Fingers crossed they're given the green light to race at the North Yorkshire venue, for I've got particularly high hopes about the selection.

NAP of the Day

  • 15:10 Catterick - See The Green @ 6/4

The race in question - a maiden stakes over 1m4f - is an extremely modest one. The only runner in the field with an official rating is Belcamo (69), who's winless in five starts, and there's frankly little to get excited about regarding all but one of the other seven.

Who's the 'one', you ask? Owen Burrows' SEE THE GREEN.

When initially studying the race before opening prices on Wednesday evening, I predicted he'd be odds-on - around 4/5 to be specific. So, it's fair to say it's a very pleasant surprise to be able to NAP him at 6/4.

The three-year-old already sets the standard based on his second to the 79-rated Tokyo Boy at Ripon just over a month ago and he looks to have a good bit more scope than his rivals too.

The son of King George, Dubai Sheema Classic, Coronation Cup and Juddmonte winner Postponed improved significantly for his debut on the all-weather at Wolverhampton and if he can take another step forward I make him very hard to beat in this company.

To be honest, he likely doesn't even need to progress again to take this. A replication of his Ripon effort, during which he pulled over seven lengths clear of the third-placed Liberty Coach who was sent off 5/4f, should suffice.

Conditions won't limit him either. In fact, it arguably gives him an even better chance. We know, courtesy of his Ripon run, he acts on deep ground and there's a good chance at least one or two of these won't.

Hopefully that's Yurinov and Positivia for David O'Meara and John & Sean Quinn respectively, for they - especially the former - rate the main dangers to the selection in my book.

That being said, the level of fear isn't high at all. Yurinov has to give over a stone to See The Green, while it's just shy of that for Positivia. That's some ask considering the modest form they boast.

All in all, I make this a confident selection - but we've got to beat the weather first...

See The Green to win the 15.10 Catterick at 6-4

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