14th July 2020
Two of our three-year-olds have their third runs of the season on Wednesday with one a piece representing Kevin Ryan and David O’Meara’s respective stables.
Making the long journey South from Kevin’s Thirsk base is the imposing Dublin Rocker who runs in the attheraces.com Handicap (3.10) at Yarmouth over six furlongs. She is one of 11 runners, drawn in stall two and Jimmy Quinn is booked to ride.
Dublin has been in good order at Hambleton Lodge since her latest outing at Wolverhampton where things didn’t seem to suit her and Kevin has been pleased with her training since then. Kevin was keen to get her back in trip on the turf for her next outing and he is hopeful that she can resume the form of her seasonal debut and post a decent showing here.
It looks a standard race for the grade with a handful appearing to have obvious chances. Of these the top-rated and experienced campaigner Dark Side Dream was second at Wolverhampton last time despite meeting with trouble in running and having ranked much higher in the past, could well get compensation here.
Perhaps of most interest is Delegate The Lady who arrives in form and looking to secure a hat trick of wins. She scored over this trip at Windsor last time and with similar conditions here is a real danger to all.
Of the others, A Place To Dream cannot be easily discounted, he has run to higher figures in the past and if stripping fitter for his reappearance, he too comes into calculations here.
Dublin seems to be in decent form at home and Kevin is hopes that back on the turf she can produce a bold showing in this race.
Second to the start is the cheeky Rebel Soldier Boy who heads to local track Catterick to run in the Watch Racing TV Now Median Auction Maiden Stakes (3.20) over about seven furlongs. He is one of 14 runners, drawn in stall 7 and stable jockey Danny Tudhope takes the ride.
Rebel has been in good nick at Willow Farm since just being caught close to home on his recent outing at Leicester and David feels that he has come out of that run in decent shape. David was keen to try him in first-time cheekpieces here to help him travel early on and having been very consistent to date, David hopes he can again be very competitive here.
This too looks a standard affair for the grade and those with previous form would seem to be of most interest. Top-rated Vitare has ran two solid efforts in defeat including last time at Windsor when also only beaten narrowly, with the step up to seven likely to suit he could prove to be the main danger.
Of the others, the twice raced Tagovailoa should similarly be suited by the step up to seven and could be open to further improvement yet while both My Friend Stan, behind Rebel last time at Leicester and Trumpet’s Call in the first-time blinkers, could both figure if able to produce their better form from last summer.
Rebel seems to be in good form at present ahead of his third start of the campaign and David hopes that he with luck in running, he has a live chance in this contest.
We’d like to wish connections of both horses the best of luck for Wednesday’s race.