Yarmouth preview: Harry Bentley hoping to realise a profit on the East coast
PUBLISHED: 06:00 02 May 2017
Harry Bentley may be the man to follow at Great Yarmouth this afternoon, the youngster holding four good chances of success on the East coast.
Bentley rides Realize in the feature race, the seven-furlong handicap worth £7,000 at 4.30pm for Stuart Williams, the seven-year-old midfield at Lingfield last month but now running off a much-lower handicap mark.
Main rivals are Gothic Empire, Daniel Muscutt for James Fanshawe, an Ascot winner in September and Majestic Moon, now 10lbs lower than when midfield at Kempton in January.
Bentley starts the day at 2.20pm on Martyn Meade’s two-year-old colt Contribute, eighth on debut at Newmarket a fortnight ago.
Two debutants look key rivals in the shape of Kodiac filly Validator under Pat Cosgrave for William Haggas and To Wafij, a Kodiac colt under Andrea Atzeni for Roger Varian.
In the following 2.50pm maiden, Bentley and Meade are responsible for Bequia, a Helmet filly eighth at the course in October after finishing runner-up at Newmarket on debut in August.
Ocelot goes under Luke Morris for Robert Cowell, his first run for the Newmarket trainer since leaving Tim Easterby while Alhegheny Bay goes under Liam Jones for Stan Moore, the three-year-old a Lingfield runner-up at the end of March.
Bentley ends the day on The Yellow Bus in the 5.30pm finale, the fillies’ handicap, for trainer Michael Wigham. The filly is down in the weights since ending midfield at Kempton in March.
Favourite is Fidelma Moon for Jordan Vaughan and trainer Karl Burke, the five-year-old mare last at Beverley when last seen.
Cosgrave rides the favourite for the 3.25pm handicap, Rezwan, last seen sixth at Chelmsford in March. Shirataki and Smoky Hill are the main rivals in a very competitive 13-runner handicap.
Eleven-year-old gelding Fantasy Gladiator has his 95th career start in the 4pm handicap, Tom Queally riding for trainer Mick Appleby having been third at Nottingham three weeks ago.
Monsieur Glory, top weight for Cosgrave and trainer Tom Clover, and Ms Gillard, Jamie Spencer for trainer David Simcock, offer key opposition, the latter twice a runner-up recently, at Brighton and Wolverhampton.
Spencer rides for Michael Bell in the 5pm handicap, on favourite Ray’s The Money with Atzeni on Simcock’s Zymyran, a course and distance winner in October.