Arctic – by default – at Yarmouth
[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ou can tell I’m missing the footy when I get drawn in by a four runner handicap at Yarmouth this evening but I’m struggling to find reasons not to back Arctic Lynx in the 7.30 at Yarmouth.
It might not be the most original selection in the world but we will get around 15/8 for our money with Star Sports and the old cliché about a 15/8 winner at Yarmouth paying the same at the Cheltenham Festival is spot on – and sometimes hopefully easier to find.
Most of the reasons for fancying him actually lie with the opposition being out of form:
Beaten favourite at Epsom last time out when disappointing 7th of 10.
Not living up to his name at present having only beaten one horse home in his last two races.
Again only beaten one horse home in his last two starts and seemingly now firmly in the grip of the handicapper after a good spell last season.
That leaves us, by default, at the door of Arctic Lynx and it’s a door that’s been knocked on in his last two starts but he has finished second on both occasions. It should be third time lucky after seconds at Windsor and Lingfield.
RECOMMENDED BET (scale of 1-10 points)
10 points ARCTIC LYNX at around 15/8 with Star Sports