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Some good flat action today, which makes a pleasant change for a Sunday. High-class racing over in Deauville too where Palace Pier takes on a stellar field in the Prix Jacques le Marois. A sad day for fibresand connoisseurs as Southwell hosts the final meeting before the fibresand is dug up and replaced by Tapeta.
We have two selections today, one at Southwell and one at Pontefract.
Tip 1 – 3.10pm Pontefract
Double Or Bubble looks to have outstanding claims in the feature race of the day at Pontefract. A highly progressive filly, she dotted up on her seasonal reappearance at Newmarket. That is arguably the best recent piece of form on offer in this line-up.
The straight mile appeared to stretch her stamina at Royal Ascot and that run can be forgiven. She returned to form where only narrowed denied by a thriving and progressive rival at Chelmsford.
She now drops back to 6f and she’s certainly not short of pace. Her prominent racing style suit should this track and she has a good draw in 2. Double Or Bubble is my idea of the most likely winner and should be favourite.
3.10pm Pontefract – 1pt win Double Or Bubble 3/1 general
Tip 2 – 4.30pm Southwell
The winner of this race will make a little bit of history as the final fibresand winner at Southwell. Zookeeper has a hit and miss profile but he remains on a workable mark.
A decisive winner off a 3lb lower mark at Musselburgh in April, he then put in two shockers at Leicester and Pontefract respectively. It’s difficult to justify too many excuses for those runs but they were both on soft ground and the trainer’s horses generally prefer a sounder surface.
His two subsequent runs on good and quick ground have been better. The angle with Zookeeper is that this track and surface could well suit. Zookeeper is by Dubawi and his progeny have a fantastic record on the fibresand. Secondly, he likes to race prominently, can be quite keen and that style of racing could serve him well on this surface.
At the prices, he looks the value to make a little bit of history.
4.30pm Southwell – 1pt win Zookeeper 5/1 general