MYTHICAL MADNESS (2.20) has been in grand form for David O’Meara and the mile handicap at Thirsk opens up another winning opportunity.
The nine-year-old has taken on a new lease of life, landing some nice bets when a winning favourite at Yarmouth before an excellent second at Pontefract last Monday when just failing to peg back the gambled-on Frankello. Mythical Madness likes to pick them off late so a strong gallop would be advantageous.
At shorter odds GINGER MAX (12.45) can complete a quick hat-trick for Richard Fahey. A wind operation has worked wonders for recent dual winner Ginger Max, so impressive when striding well clear at Redcar four days ago. A 5lb penalty won’t stop him if in the same mood.
Ayr kicks off the truncated Scottish Flat season with an excellent nine-race card on Monday and Michael Dods appears to have a stranglehold on the feature Land O’ Burns Fillies’ Listed Stakes, saddling the first two in the market in QUEEN’S GIFT (4.15) and Que Amoro.
Queen’s Gift mopped up two sprints last summer, at Ripon and Doncaster, and was quick enough to give Judicial a fright in the Beverley Bullet. She made an eye-catching reappearance in the Group 3 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket 16 days ago, running fifth to Far Alone.
Que Amoro was a dual York winner last season and chased home Lady In France over course and distance last September.
Irish raider American Lady finished fourth to Sceptical at Dundalk in March and should be cherry-ripe following her fourth at Naas a fortnight ago.
MARKAZI (5.20) is also worth a bet . The O’Meara handicapper fairly waltzed home when never headed here at the Western meeting last September and should strip sharper for a spin at Haydock 13 days ago. Cheek-pieces are applied.
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