Bounce back boys……. Saturday’s selections

Peoples Nap – Meydan Special

11.45(Dirt) – Goldolphin Mile – Group 2 – 1m

North America – Unbeaten in 4 starts in Meydan, all over 1m. Beat Heavy Metal in a handicap a couple of runs back before cosily taking a Group 3 contest last time out by 7 lengths – 15/8

12.50(Turf)  – Dubai Gold Cup – Group 2 – 2m

Vizirabad –  Won this last year after returning from a break to beat Big Orange by a nose, has had a prep run this year finishing 2nd by 1 & 1/2 lengths to Beautiful Romance in a Class 1 Group 3 contest over 1m 6f – 15/8

3.30 – Dubai Turf – Group 1 – 1m 1f

Zarak – Spent most of last season following Almanzor home back in france, but got the season off to a flyer with a nice run here over 1m 2f to win on hands & heels in a Class 1 Group 3 contest last month – 9/4

PN Result(Friday) – Ulysses – Had no rhythm & was being cajoled for most of the way by Fran Berry & finished a distant 2nd…..

Rich Saturday Selection – Meydan – 2.00- Sprint – Group 1 – 6f

Baccarat – Has been running really well, tends to come with late runs. Was 2nd here last time out to Jungle Cat, coming from the back of the field, weaving through the field with a strong finish to get within 2 lengths of the winner. If kept up with the pace this time, could well spring a surprise over Jungle Cat & Ertijaal, who steps back up to 6f. – 25/1 Each Way

The Best of the Rest……. In race time order….

Kelso – Heavy

2.40 – Handicap Hurdle – Class 2 – 3m 1f

Issactown Lad – Had a mid season break to return a neck 2nd to Runswick Royal at Ayr on heavy going, which the C/D winning Milan Gelding relished. Has 2 Course wins from 3 runs

Lingfield – AW – Standard

3.10- Condition Stakes – Class 2 – 1m 7f

Winterlude -2nd last time out over 1m 4f in this class, won over 2m at Kempton from Re opposing Veltori Rules & has won here over  1m 2f

Bangor – Good to Soft

3.25 – Mares’ Handicap Chase – Class 3 – 3m

Conquer Gold – Had  Two Smoking Barrels behind when runner up last time out(Since won) by 3 & 1/4 lengths to Actinpeices, runner up both chase starts & runs off same mark

Newbury – Good to Soft

3.35 – Handicap Hurdle – Class 2 – 2m 2f

Buckle Street – Has placed in last 5 runs before getting head in front at Southwell last time out over 1m 7f beating Shantou Rock, who won next time out. Also has 1st time Cheek Pieces tomorrow

Lingfield – AW – Standard

4.20 – Dash – Class 2 – 5f

Verne Castle – 3/4’s of a lengths 3rd last time out to Royal Birth over C/D in a Class 1 Listed contest, having won the previous 2 C/D runs

Wolverhampton – Aw – Standard

7.15 – Fillies’ Handicap – Class 4 – 1m

Simply Me – Up in class after 3 wins on the bounce at 1m before dropping back to 7f & finishing a 2 length 3rd to Lady Lydia, back up to 1m



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