Al Jabreiah can swoop to land Nottingham feature
By Stephen, bettingexpert.com | Edited
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William Haggas has his yard in superb form and his progressive Al Jabreiah can land the Meet Peppa Pig On Family Day Fillies' Handicap at 3.45 this afternoon.
The 3-y-o has won two of her four starts to date, taking her form upto another notch when staying on well to land a 1m Wolverhampton handicap last month. This longer trip promises to suit (dam won over 1m4f), and she can defy a small rise in the weights under regular rider Liam Jones.
Main danger comes from the topweight Eluding. He ran to a consistent level when placed on all three starts as a juvenile, although didn't really progress when beaten at odds-on at Wolverhampton when last seen. The increased test of stamina seems sure to suit, but the dire stable form of the Mahmood Al Zarooni yard tempers confidence he can run to his best after 192 days on the sidelines.
Dulkashe cost €120,000 as a yearling and made an eye-catching debut at Salisbury (7f) in September last year. She improved on both subsequent runs and this step up in trip seems ideal if fully tuned up after seven months off (Luca Cumani yard has made a quiet start on the turf).
Corsetry is worth a check in the betting on handicap debut after the obligatory three qualifying runs. This half-sister to Oaks winner Light Shift and Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Shiva showed definite signs of ability in maidens but hasn't been let in lightly on handicap debut, alloted a very stiff mark based on connections rather than her modest form.
Symphony Star was very well backed on seasonal debut but trailed home a disappointing fifth of seven in a poor all-weather contest. She must work well at home as her astute yard have not lost faith and she was highly tried as a 2-y-o in some decent maidens in 2011.
Rhythmic has been underwhelming in two starts for new connections this season and is hard to fancy, while Petaluma needs a drop in class to reignite her enthusiasm (struggled in a listed event last time but Channon yard has hit form in the past fortnight.)
In summary, the market will guide as usual in these trappy 3-y-o handicaps, but Al Jabreiah has proven race-fitness on her side and appeared a filly to follow when impressing on the all-weather last time out. At around 7/2 this morning she is worth a win investment to assert in the closing stages.
Stephen's Tuesday Nap Well Acquainted 2.15 Nottingham
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