track-bias-diary-v2 SAMANTHA JAMES, best of those to come from off the pace when a 33-1 fourth at Thirsk on her debut, could only finish fifth at Carlisle next time but that run was much better than it looked. She raced on the slowest ground towards the inside rail from her stall 1 draw and still only just missed out on a place.

The step up to 6f should suit when she returns to Thirsk for division one of the EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes (1.40).


Samantha James – Thirsk 1.40 (2pts win, 4-1 generally)