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‘Man’ this looks a special!

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Two more well-backed ‘beauts’ yesterday, INUK, 9/5 and LITTLE BOY BLUE, 5/4.

I’m Yer Man should be too for good Demons And Wizards in a nine-runner Novice Auction Stakes over seven furlongs of Chelmsford polytrack tonight; distance is at issue for both!

It’s a long trek from Ann Duffield’s yard in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, but this shrewd trainer must have been delighted when seeing a moderate declaration stage, because it really is a two-horse race judged on BHA ratings and my time-handicap.

Obviously I’m always pleased when they concur, so to speak, after all my daily analysis is based on them for the most part with the rest intuitive; my life is spent watching every two-year-old race and it’s paying off, in spades. After finishing last of four on Newcastle tapeta last month I’m Yer Man was journeyed back to Gosforth Park eight days ago and beaten less than a length in a competitive nursery over six furlongs; that should have put an edge on this Foxwedge gelding.

Once-raced Haverland is an interesting rival; seventh (of 11!) over six furlongs at Windsor 59 days back, this Big Bad Bob gelding shaped well on his ‘first day at school’ and trained by Charlie Fellowes.

This twenty-something chap is definitely a ‘man for all seasons’ in the future; he’ll be around long after many of us have gone, in the meantime enjoy his burgeoning years and back some good-priced winners!

Reckon I’ll chance Haverland with an each-way saver given there are three debutants which will be having an outing!

A moderate eleven-runner Nursery Handicap kicks off a seven-race programme under floodlights and 78-year-old David Elsworth might just have found a winning opportunity for Roseau City.

Prerogative is nigh on a ‘cert’ for the seven-runner Maiden Stakes over thirteen furlongs; bought out of Richard Hannon’s yard to go jumping, now with Tony Carroll.

Unfortunately Prerogative, useful on the flat, fell at the first on debut a fortnight ago!