Top tipster Andrew Mount was in great form week and has four selections At Yarmouth and Thirsk on Monday
PARKNACILLA – 1.30 YARMOUTH
Strong winds, possibly in excess of 40mph, are forecast at Yarmouth and it looks like it’s going to be into their faces (or half across) in the straight. As a result, front-runners could be at a major disadvantage and I’m looking for hold-up horses drawn middle to low who are likely to get cover. Dual Chelmsford winner PARKNACILLA is 0-7 on turf but has run respectably on a number of occasions, recording form figures of 4323 (0-4) in handicaps over 7f-1m. He was third of 15 here last time and should have the race run to suit.
NONIOS – 3.00 YARMOUTH
NONIOS, like Parknacilla, is a maiden on turf but this seven-time all-weather winner is another who likes to arrive late and he has also got form here. His two course outings produced a 12-1 fourth (1m1f) and 8-1 second (1m2f) and he could be suited by the straight mile if settling early.
BARBARELLA & REBEL SOLDIER BOY – 5.30 THIRSK
With a tailwind forecast prominent racers could enjoy the best of things at Thirsk tonight and the one that stands out is Kevin Ryan’s BARBARELLA, runner-up to stablemate Oakenshield at Newcastle on her return to action. She started at 33-1 that day (her stablemate was just 11-2) and it was good to see the well beaten fourth win next time. She looks well drawn down the middle of the track in stall 1 of 10 (high draws struggled in sprints here last week) and will love the rain-softened ground.
I also want to side with handicap newcomer REBEL SOLDIER BOY, who went into the tracker after his Catterick fourth on his final start last season. He came to the nearside in that soft-ground novice contest but the ground was quicker down the centre/far side and he could never get involved. He clocked a good time when runner-up at Beverley on his penultimate start, also on soft ground, and the rain has come in time.
Today’s Best Bets
Parknacilla – 1pt each-way – 1.30 Yarmouth (11-1 with William Hill was the only price at the time of writing)
Nonios – 1pt each-way – 3.00 Yarmouth (22-1 with William Hill was the only price at the time of writing)
Barbarella – 1pt each-way – 5.30 Thirsk (11-2 with William Hill was the only price at the time of writing)
Rebel Soldier Boy - 1pt each-way – 5.30 Thirsk (5-1 with William Hill was the only price at the time of writing)