Yarmouth set to be woken by Wall's filly
Mark PointerWake Up Call looks the best bet of the day, as Great Yarmouth Racecourse stages a competitive seven-race card. Trained at Newmarket by Chris Wall, this filly went into a lot of people's notebooks as one to watch for this season and lines up in the Norfolk Racing Club Team-barista Handicap (2.Mark Pointer
Wake Up Call looks the best bet of the day, as Great Yarmouth Racecourse stages a competitive seven-race card.
Trained at Newmarket by Chris Wall, this filly went into a lot of people's notebooks as one to watch for this season and lines up in the Norfolk Racing Club Team-barista Handicap (2.30pm).
After finishing second on her first two starts, Wake Up Call then duly obliged with an impressive win at Kempton over six furlongs and if she can reproduce that sort of form on her seasonal debut, she should be thereabouts again.
The afternoon gets underway with the Norfolk Racing Club Banham Poultry Median Auction Maiden Stakes (2pm) in which Pirate's Song gets the nod.
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This colt stayed on well at Warwick to finish third last time out and should make that experience count, although Valenzani, from the John Gosden yard, has to be respected.
Libre is the tentative selection in the Norfolk Racing Club S&M Supplies (Aylsham) Handicap (3pm). This 10-year-old gelding may be the oldest horse in the field and has not won for a couple of seasons, but he seems to run well at the east coast track - having been placed in four times in six races around here. Foxtrot Alpha and Yakama look dangers.
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Calorman should take all the beating in the Norfolk Racing Club Earle Arms At Heydon Selling Stakes (3.30pm). This colt was claimed out of Mick Channon's stable, after staying on gamely to snatch second place on the line, at Catterick last month.
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The most competitive race of the day looks to be the Wardrobes/ K.Mansfield & Co Ltd Handicap (4.30pm), in which the Pat D'Arcy-trained Brynfa Boy makes most appeal.
This gelding has been a model of consistency since winning at Wolverhampton last December and was unlucky when finishing second at Newmarket last week.
The Norfolk Racing Club Hamlyn Financial Services Handicap (4.30pm) is another competitive handicap, in which Three Boars is the selection.
This gelding has been good already this season, winning at Southwell in fine style before finishing fourth at the same track earlier this month. If the form can be maintained on turf, Three Boars is not without a chance.
If I Had Him, owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, looks the main threat.
Sharp Sovereign looks to follow up his recent course and distance win with further success in the finale, the Norfolk Racing Club M.D. Thompson Electrical Handicap (5pm).
This gelding made light work of his opposition, when making all to win by three lengths at Great Yarmouth earlier this month and has strong claims again.