Kevin Ryan won the Newmarket 6f sprint with Teruntum Star in 2016 and TOMMY TAYLOR (Newmarket, 1.50) rates another live candidate in a typically fierce renewal.
The selection missed out on any honours last season but was consistently campaigned in warm company and unlucky not to have collected in a Class 2 Ascot handicap when beaten a neck in a thrilling finish.
He again ran with credit at York to end his season in mid-October and reappeared 16 days ago at Doncaster, no doubt to enter many a notebook. Reasonably well-backed, the five-year-old didn’t help his chance with a slow start but picked up well late on although any possibility of winning had gone.
Tommy Taylor started last term on a mark of 107 but races off just 94 this afternoon and it’ll be disappointing if he isn’t very competitive.
Tommy Taylor 1.5pt ew @ 8-1
MAIN EDITION (Newmarket, 3.35) had a fine juvenile season winning two Group 3s, banked over £100,000 in prize money but ended the year tamely in the Group 1 Moyglare Stakes and Group 2 Rockfel Stakes.
It may well be that the earlier exertions had started to take a toll and the hot company was beyond her. However, she returns fresh with a superior speed figure and holds entries for the both the Irish & Newmarket 1,000 Guineas. Back to her best (reported going well at home) she can win this.
Main Addition 1pt win @ 3-1
AQUA LIBRE’s (Wolverhampton, 5.45) first trip to Southwell 17 days ago will probably be her last as she appeared not handle the Fibresand surface. However, the mare should be a different proposition back at Dunstall Park where she ran so well in mid-March despite failing to settle. Taking such a keen hold probably did for her and, considering both her wins last year were achieved from the front, perhaps restraint is not the best tactic.
Aqua Libre is back on a winning mark and, hopefully Joe Fanning will get a smart start out of her and not be caught this evening.
Aqua Libre 0.5pt ew @ 14-1
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