A super day of racing across the UK and Ireland, There are 9 races televised on Channel 4 this Saturday, 11th June, 2016 starting at 1:50pm from York. Action also comes from Sandown and Musselburgh.
The feature race this Saturday is the Scottish Sprint Cup taking place at Musselburgh, 3:45pm GMT
Here are Harry’s selections for every Channel 4 race;
A course & distance winner, she was disappointing last time. Prone to the occasional bad run I expect her to bounce back today. She is dropping in class and remains progressive. A tricky Lady Amateur Riders event in which the selection should give a good account of herself.
2:10 High Draw
A trappy affair full of largely unexposed 3yo’s. High Draw was visually, very impressive when winning his Wetherby maiden last month, and with his pedigree suggesting the step up in trip will suit, he looks set for a big run.
Lincoln has been somewhat unlucky this season. A combination of poor draws and poor luck in-running means he remains well handicapped. John Egan looks a very solid jockey booking and the trip is perfect. Also goes on any ground.
2:45 Franklin D
A course & distance winner, the form of his last race is working out nicely. With plenty of question marks over most of the field, Franklin D stands out as in form and conditions perfect. Trainer has a decent record at the track too.
A chance is taken on the long-time absentee Muwaary. He looked a very, very good animal prior to his absence and in the patient hands of the master John Gosden, I feel quite strongly he will run a big race. A proper horse.
3:10 Olivia Fallow
In a tight handicap, a lot can be said for the top 5 in the market, however it may pay dividends to stick with the current market leader, Olivia Fallow. Top apprentice jockey Joe Doyle is back on board after previously winning on this horse one year ago, and will hope to take advantage of his 3 pound claim to steer this horse home.
3:20 Eastern Angel
Michael Dodds’ Eastern Angel looks the one to beat here. She had a very promising 2 year old career, winning her first two starts and then coming an admiral second in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot. She is a speedster and should relish the track and going conditions at Sandown. The fact that she has a race under her belt this season gives her the edge on her two closest market rivals.
Jason Hart is looking for a three timer on-board this readily improving 3 year old. He has proven to be very versatile, winning both off the pace in its last start as well as racing prominently when recording his first win on his seasonal reappearance. The horse will definitely improve and the trainer has stated that his best is yet to come racing over today’s trip.
One of the most consistent class 2 sprinters in 2016. He was a very unlucky loser in the Epsom Dash last time out, after he froze briefly when the gates opened and ended up losing by a short head. The current price of 4/1 looks great value for a horse in tip top form.