Neil Morrice brings you all of his best bets and tips from Sunday’s racing at Chester, Thirsk and Market Rasen.
Race 2 No2 PROSPEROUS VOYAGE (Nap)
Trainer: Ralph Beckett – Jockey: Rob Hornby
When opening her account at Epsom PROSPEROUS VOYAGE got home by a nose from Aswan, who gave the form a mighty boost when taking out the nursery at Goodwood on Thursday. The daughter of Zoffany is in a good place to go back-to-back from a stable whose juveniles are in good order.
Race 3 No3 DAKOTA GOLD
Trainer: Michael Dods – Jockey: Connor Beasley
DAKOTA GOLD takes a class edge into this Listed contest and should prove very hard to beat breaking from the rail. Winner of his final three starts last year comprising a Group 3 and two Listed races, he appeared to blow up on seasonal return in a similar race at York, and will be sharper now.
Race 5 No11 GIVE IT SOME TEDDY (Each Way)
Trainer: Tim a Easterby – Jockey: Duran Fentiman
GIVE IT SOME TEDDY came from an impossible position turning in to find only Challet his superior in a Class4 at York. That was easily his best effort of the season, and signals he is ready to return to the winner’s circle. He’s up a rung on the class ladder today, but considering he always gels at this time of the summer, it could be dangerous to let him run unsupported.
Race 6 No7 ORIENTAL ART (Nap)
Trainer: David Simcock – Jockey: Luke Morris
ORIENTAL ART has not been over raced and strikes a chord as one that could improve to make this a first career win. The Archipenko colt gets a handy amount from each of his six rivals, and is in a good place to open his account.
Race 2 No2 KING’S PROCTOR (Nap)
Trainer: Milton Harris – Jockey: Harry Reed
KING’S PROCTOR has made a smooth transition to hurdles,placing at Worcester and Cartmel in as many starts. He attracted support last time, and might have been unlucky as he cut for home plenty soon enough and succumbed to Galloway Du Lia on the long run in. He appeals as the best bet on the card and should be too strong for Art Man and Splinter.
Race 4 No6 WISHFULL DREAMING
Trainer: Sam England – Jockey: Jonathan England
A first time visor assisted WISHFULL DREAMING at Cartmel but it wasn’t sufficient for him to repel Brotherly Company. The chestnut was carrying on his progression and is nicely weighted to put in another big earning run.
Race 7 No1 CHESS PLAYER
Trainer: Ben Pauling – Jockey: Luca Morgan
The strong travelling CHESS PLAYER has a welter burden to carry on his return from a near four month break, but remains an unexposed type who can stamp his authority against foes that like him have found it hard to get their heads in front of late.