Daily Dabble, 13th July 2013
I've still to get off the mark under the new format, as both selections were beaten yesterday. First up was Justification (who didn't provide my selection with any!) who was disappointing, it has to be said. He weakened quite badly late on and dropped to over 12 lengths off the eventual winner, a position defying his 11/8 favouritism.
Double Discount ran far better for us in the day's last race, but missed out by a short head after an enthralling battle with Enzaal in the closing stages where the lead changed hands three times.
I've got a couple of hot prospects in small fields today, starting with the...
Emirates Flyer was fifth in the Norfolk and looked like he needed further than the bare minimum 5f on offer that day. That said, he was by no means disgraced on that occasion and beat the re-opposing Green Door comfortably that day. Sacha Park is the main danger, but she's still to get off the mark and I fancy Emirates Flyer to take this at 11/10 to further improve Mickael Barzalona's excellent 26% strike rate at this track.
Magic of Reality is progressing nicely as form figures of 6421 will testify. She made all last time out to break her maiden tag over tonight's course and distance and looks to have a very good chance on her handicap debut, where she looks reasonably treated. her main rivals are either already carrying too much weight for me or are running under a penalty and whilst tonight represents a step up in Class, it's not as good a race as the Listed event she was 4th in at Newmarket in May. The 13/8 on offer looks very reasonable here.
Back Emirates Flyer & Magic of Reality in a double with Stan James paying 9/2 BOG (4.5125/1 to be precise)