RACING PREVIEW – Wednesday 28th May – CARTMEL, GREAT LEIGHS, YARMOUTH
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4:25 TotesportCasino.com Handicap, Class 5, 6f 3y
Paul Howling’s Tamino (5/1) makes a quick reappearance following his Brighton fourth. Beaten, but still disputing third, when running out of room close home. John Gosden’s Cape Cobra (7/2) was well beaten in a similar race on the AW at Southwell. However, may not have taken to the surface. Won an ordinary Redcar maiden last backend and is evidently not a stable star.Efisio Princess (6/1) showed some decent form at this level and should go close if wound up for her seasonal return. Christine Dunnett’s veteran Gone’N'Dunnett (10/1) won nicely at Great Leighs last time. 4lb out of the handicap, but this is offset by Amy Baker’s 7lb claim. The old-timer must have a squeak. Dragon Flame (8/1), raised 12lb for winning here last month, ran well enough at Newmarket subsequently to suggest a race of this type is within his compass.
3:35 New Holland Conditions Stakes, Class 3, 1m 2f
Henry Cecil’s Many Volumes (5/4) ran as if something was amiss in Newmarket’s Suffolk Stakes, but turned out again 6 days later to run far better over 10f at Lingfield with Pinpoint (5/1) some 5l behind. Mutajarred (3/1) boasts some useful winning form from last season and must go close if tuned up. Secret World (7/1) ran a close 4th in Newbury’s Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at this time last year. Floundered in the heavy ground at York, and last of 7 on softish ground at Salisbury. Not one to write off just yet. Frank Sonata (20/1) has only had three starts since October 2006, when he beat Scorpion at the Curragh. Has cut little ice in top-class company since and is difficult to assess. Impeller (10/1) has run respectably for Jane Chapple-Hyam since leaving Stan Moore, but may find one or two of these too good.
4:00 Burlington Slate Cartmel Grand Veterans Handicap Chase, Class 3, 3m 6f
The booking of Tony McCoy for Peter Bowen’s Mr Ed (8/1) is of interest as he is well handicapped over fences compared to his hurdles mark. Croc An Oir (4/1) was a wide margin winner on fast ground at Uttoxeter, but now has a 13lb higher mark to contend with. Dickie Lewis (4/1) arrives in good form, having won four times this season, but may find the ground too fast. Last year’s winner, Chabrimal Minster (7/1), has won a claiming chase and a hunter chase at Chepstow this spring. Perhaps a little high in the weights at present. Innisfree (14/1) ran a sound race at Kelso, after a break, making the running, jumping well and was only collared after the last. Although it wasn’t a strong contest, he ran well enough to suggest he can win in similar company this summer.