Ray Flanagan with Saturday selections
thought for the day: “I think I may need to start planning an exit strategy from the lady in the crèche”
Interesting mid July racing this Saturday and a few speculative punts.
Newbury 2.25- Proschema
Proschema is handicapped right up to his best but he is a solid operator nonetheless and looks to have plenty in his favour today. Placed in the Melrose at York last season he recorded a solid placed effort at Newbury this term prior to finishing strongly from off the pace in the Northumberland Plate. Some cut in the ground looks ideal and he can mount a bold bid.
Market Rasen 2.10- All Yours and John Constable
All Yours was a Grade One Juvenile back in 2015 and he competed well off higher marks in the 2016 season. A long spell on the sidelines renders him an unknown quantity but he has three comeback races under his belt now and worth chancing that he might find the magic again this afternoon.
John Constable is a former winner of the race and has a decent chance judged on his Swinton Hurdle third in May. Application of cheek-pieces may help eek out a little further improvement.
Curragh 5.45- Firlinfeu
Respectable form for Mark Johnston in the UK last season. Not disgraced on Irish debut behind Agent Zigzag a few weeks ago and could spring a surprise here.
1 pt win-Proschema-2.25 Newbury-5-1 General
0.75 pts ew- All Yours-2,10 Market Rasen-40-1 P Power
1 pt win-John Constable-2.10 Market Rasen-14-1 General
0.75pts ew- Firlinfeu-5.45 Curragh-20-1 P Power