Fallon the man to follow at Yarmouth
Former champion jockey, Kieren Fallon, could land a double at Great Yarmouth this afternoon as the east coast track stages an excellent seven-race-card.
Fallon rides in each of seven races, with his chances looking to be aboard, Star Commander (3.50pm) and Tobernea (5.20pm).
Fallon partners Star Commander in the Lindley Venue Catering Median Auction Maiden Stakes (3.50pm). This three-year-old colt ran a stormer on his seasonal debut at Goodwood last month, when being denied by a neck and can hopefully go one better this afternoon.
While, Tobernea, goes the finale, thelindleygroup.com Handicap (5.20pm). This Mark Jonston-trained gelding ran up a hat-trick of wins last season over despite carrying top weight, is taken to score on his seasonal debut for Fallon. Although, Sancho Panza, must have chances after a decent run at Doncaster last time out.
Stalls open at 2.20pm, with the Swift Taxis 300 300 Maiden Stakes, in which Darnathean, gets the speculative vote. This two-year-old gelding was not placed on his racecourse, when racing prominently until fading inside the final furlong, but is given a chance since his trainer, Paul D`Arcy, has a 50% strike-rate (six from 12) with his two-year-olds at the course.
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The combination of Michael Bell and Hayley Turner look worth following with, Bouncy Bouncy, in the Racing Welfare Handicap (2.50pm). This four-year-old filly ran a decent race, when staying on to finish 5th on her reappearance at Newcastle last month and looks primed for success today.
Mashatu looks the one to watch in the Weatherbys Bank Handicap (3.20pm). This James Fanshawe-trained gelding, ran a cracker at the east coast track on Easter Monday, when going down by only a head and it taken to gain compensation this afternoon. Aleqa from the Chris Wall yard looks the main danger.
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The John Gosden-trained, Piano, is the selection for the Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Fillies' Handicap (4.20pm). This filly finished fourth on seasonal debut, when staying on strongly at the finish and that should put her spot on for this contest. Countess Comet merits consideration after a good season last year.
While, course and distance winner, Guga, is given the nod in the Lindley Catering Handicap (4.50pm). This John Mackie-trained gelding was kept busy last term, winning two races – including once at Great Yarmouth – and after a pipe-opener at Nottingham last month, Guga, looks well handicapped to run well.