The lightly raced easy over Easy Over is potentially well-treated in the opener at Newmarket (1.40) and looks massively overpriced at 22/1.
Ed McMahon’s charge was restricted to just four runs last season, finishing
a fine second to Long Awaited on his reappearance before going one better when bolting up by 3 1/4 lengths from Switchback in a maiden at Doncaster.
He then finished a fair 7th of 16 to Fityaan on handicap debut at Newmarket off 78 in a race which has thrown up plenty of subsequent winners, before flopping on his final final start on soft ground at Catterick.
However he will appreciate today’s better going, and on his sole run as a juvenile in 2010 looks nicely weighted off a mark of 75.
That run came in a hot maiden at Haydock, where he was beaten 4 lengths by Rhythm Of Light having been slowly away before showing making good progress a furlong out and being unable to find any extra inside the last.
The winner went on to win the Sandringham at Royal Ascot and is now rated 107, the runner-up Lexi’s hero has developed into a useful sprint handicapper and is rated 100, while the third home Glen’s Diamond (106) went on to land the Group 3 Dee Stakes and finished second in yesterday’s Yorkskire Cup.
That is extremely strong form, and given that Easy Over remains unexposed he could well have more to offer this season from a decent mark.
The conditions will certainly suit, and at 22/1 he has to be worth an each-way play in a wide open contest.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Easy Over (22/1 Stan James)