After a four successive winning NAP selections this week, take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British and Irish meetings on Friday, July 1, 2016.
Yesterday we had three winners from four selections (the other pick went down by a short-head).
THE LAST LION (Sandown 2.50) has a solid chance of scoring in the Listed 5f Dragon Stakes. Mark Johnston’s representative won the Brocklesby Stakes at Doncaster on his seasonal debut but has twice since been beaten by talented Prince Of Lir, including when chasing him home in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. There does not look be such depth in this contest, however, and his form looks rock solid.
BEAU PHIL (Newton Abbot 2.10) has finished third in his last three attempts at this course, but would seemingly hold a fair chance of landing the 2m5½f maiden hurdle. While he was third in a C&D novice event three weeks ago, this looks a slightly weaker race on paper. Paul Nicholls’ representative is probably best judged on is penultimate start when third to Floresco on his handicap debut and a replication of that form should see him go very close.
WELD AL EMARAT (Haydock 8.30) is not the best son of Dubawi but Simon Crisford’s four-year-old looked a more backable proposition on is return than he did towards the backend last season when his form tailed off. He was always thought quite highly of by Kevin Ryan but was well backed for his new yard following a near 10-month break. However, he went down a neck, conceding 4lb to Iconic in a 1m handicap at Newbury three weeks ago. While the ground may be softer than ideal, there should be a little more to come now that he has had a run to brush the cobwebs away.
BAGAD BIHOUE (Newton Abbot 5.25) was very well backed to win a bumper at Wincanton on Boxing Day but was well beaten on is British debut. He had previously won his only start in France, a bumper at Vire (1m5f soft) last April and while he travelled very well, he appeared to blow up, having come under pressure. This will be his first start since then and he may well need it, yet he looks to have been found an ideal opportunity to get off the mark in a weak-looking bumper.
DONCASTER: 2.00 Arrowtown, 2.30 Withhold, 3.05 Dubka, 3.35 Fruit Salad, 4.10 Pastoral Player, 4.40 Yourartisonfire, 5.15 Hilldale
SANDOWN PARK: 2.20 Exceed The Limit, 2.50 THE LAST LION (NAP), 3.25 Plant Pot Power, 4.00 Gm Hopkins, 4.30 Both Sides, 5.05 Jacob Cats
NEWTON ABBOT: 2.10 Beau Phil (nb), 2.40 Courtlands Prince, 3.15 Amanto, 3.45 Listen And Learn, 4.20 Barton Rose, 4.50 Free Of Charge, 5.25 Bagad Bihoue
BEVERLEY: 6.15 Lady Nahema, 6.45 Ventura Secret, 7.15 Viscount Barfield, 7.45 Thaqaffa, 8.15 Saint Thomas, 8.45 Frank The Barber
HAYDOCK: 6.30 Orient Class, 7.00 Sidewinder, 7.30 Torremar, 8.00 Tommy Taylor, 8.30 Weld Al Emarat, 9.00 Confident Kid
BELLEWSTOWN: 5.00 Boyfriend Brian, 5.35 Palmetto Dunes, 6.05 Strait Of Zanzibar, 6.35 Miranda’s Story, 7.05 Busy Bush, 7.35 Easy Boy, 8.05 Romanesque, 8.35 Lusis Naturea
WEXFORD: 5.20 Aurora’s Dream, 5.50 Our Jerry, 6.20 Rosshaven Lady, 6.50 Tailspin, 7.20 Gambling Girl, 7.50 Exxaro, 8.20 One Fine Morning, 8.50 Robin Des Foret
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