Ray Flanagan with Thursday Racing Selections
Thyestes Chase Day at Gowran while the second evening of the Meydan Carnival in Dubai.
Gowran 3.25- Thyestes Chase- Tout Es Permis and Ten Ten
Tout es Permis who won the Troytown Chase at Navan as a sprightly young five-year old bids for a second big handicap two years and three months later in the Thyestes at Gowran. Noel Meade’s charge has mixed it up over both hurdles and fences in recent times showing a good aptitude for big field handicaps. Although disappointing last time in the Lexus at Leopardstown he ought to have a cracking chance on the basis of his earlier Down Royal placing behind The Storyteller. A good tough horse is needed to win a Thyestes and this lad appeals as a likely type.
Ten Ten might be the best of the more unexposed brigade and is interesting from the foot of the weights. He campaigned in useful novice company last season and caught the eye over hurdles in the Brown Lad handicap at Navan.
Meydan 3.40- Bright Melody
Good effort at Kempton last summer when not beaten far by Pyledriver (King Edward Stakes winner). Failed to cut the mustard in top handicaps at Ascot and Goodwood but big strong horse may have needed time to fill into his frame. In the anticipation of improvement over the last few months we will chance him today.
Meydan 5.25- Mutamaasik and Zainhom
Mutamaasik was a progressive sort winning four on the bounce back in 2019 and returned to the track with a fine initial effort at Royal Ascot behind MotaKhayyal. Lost his form afterwards but break may have freshened him up and big price if rediscovering old sparkle.
Zainhom is a consistent sort and deserves consideration particularly for an each way bet. He had a few good runs at last years carnival and ran well when third here a fortnight ago.
1.5 pts ew- Tout Es Permis-3.25 Gowran- 20-1 bet 365- 4 places
1 pt win Ten Ten-3.25 Gowran-11-1 General
1 pt win-Bright Melody-3.40 Meydan-11-1 General
1 pt ew- Zainhom-5.25 Meydan-16-1 P Power- 5 places
0.75 pts ew- Mutamaasik-5.25 Meydan-28-1 P Power- 5 places.