Wednesday tips: Knock over the layers with Bolder at Beverley

By Angus McNae
Wed 20 Sep 2017

By Angus McNae

I am currntly in France filiming for the Racing UK Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Planet Turf special. We are going around all of the French yards in Chantilly and beyond, so look out for our extensive report soon.

In between filming I have had a good look at Wednesday's cards and have four selections for you.

Bolder Bob - 3.25 Beverley:

I liked the way this horse won at Leicester last time out.

It was the first time that he had encountered soft ground and he seemed to relish it.

He travelled strongly and readily pulled clear of the runner-up Just In Time to win by three and a quarter lengths with a further seven lengths back to 3-1 favourite Crushed.

He steps up in grade now to a 0-80, but looks capable of being more than competitive at this level given that he is lightly-raced.

David Barron, his trainer, is going well and I fully expect this horse to provide him with another winner.

Il Primo Sole - 2.35 Sandown:

This is an interesting Conditions Stakes that could throw up a useful performer and I think that horse will be the John-Gosden trained Il Primo Sole.

On debut he won in taking fashion at Yarmouth in a decent time. He now steps up to take on previous winners, a step I am sure he is capable of making.

He knew his job on debut and won with plenty in hand - by four and a half lengths, and was merely nudged out in the closing stages.

He holds an entry in the Racing Post Trophy, which must mean that he is quite well thought of and this race may just be a step on the ladder to Group One competition.

The fact that he is trained by John Gosden means that he is far more likely to take a step forward than to regress from his debut and Frankie Dettori in the saddle is an added bonus. He is odds-on, so it might be an idea to look at the winning margin markets.

2.45 Yarmouth - Dream Warrior:

This Charlie Appleby-trained juvenile was a well backed 5-6 favourite on debut at Ascot.

In ground that was described as heavy he did not quite live up to his market price and although he showed inexperience he did run well before getting tired.

He finished third there, merely finding conditions too attritional for him.

To go off at such a short price he must have been showing connections that he has plenty of ability and with that debut run behind him he should now be able to show exactly how good he is.

There are some nicely bred newcomers in this race, but with experience behind him he should be able to put them in their place.

Zabeel Prince - 4.55 Yarmouth:

This horse looked to be an exciting prospect when winning at Nottingham 83 days ago.

That win came in a maiden and now he tastes handicap company for the first time off a mark of 86.

He has clearly not been the most straightforward to train, having had just two runs in his three-year career. His shrewd connections, however, have persevered with him and that is something of a tip in itself.

His mark looks fair given, the nature of his maiden win. This is not a particularly strong handicap, which he should be able of taking before moving onto better things.

Angus McNae's Wednesday tips:

2.35 Sandown: Il Primo Sole at 4-6 with BetVictor, Coral, William Hill and Ladbrokes

2.45 Yarmouth: Dream Warrior at a generally available Evens

3.25 Beverley: Bolder Bob at 11-8 with Betway and Coral

4.55 Yarmouth: Zabeel Prince at a generally available 5-6

All four selections in a Lucky 15 (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and one fourfold accumulator)

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