Tazaamun makes his debut for a shrewd outfit in the 2.40 at Ripon and has to be of interest at 10/1 off a potentially lenient mark.
The gelding shaped with promise on his last two starts as a juvenile in Ireland when trained by Kevin Prendergast, finishing a fair fourth of 12 to Long Journey hiome at Navan before coming 9th of 17 to Why But Why on his handicap debut at Fairyhouse.
The well bred son of Shirroco, who is a half brother to a couple of useful sorts, travelled well for much of the 1m 2f jounrey, after after being ridden to dispaute the lead two from home only faded out of contention in the final furlong.
He finished in front of Elizabth Coffee who has gone on to score four times (the last win coming off a mark of 74) and Aragon Rouge who himself has also gone on to notch two wins, with the last coming off a rating of 70.
The selection ran that day off a mark of 60 and he now starts lige off over here in handicaps on 58 having joined the David O’Meara outfit.
O’Meara has done well with similar recruits in the past, and it would be no surprise to see the selection improve for the change of scenary.
He is certainly bred to be better than his current handicap mark and his handler has a fairly decent strike rate with his runners at the track.
Support for him in the market would be significant, but at 10/1 he looks worth chancing in a race consisting mainly of exposed types who are in the grip of the handciapper.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Tazaamun (10/1 bet365, BetVictor – BOG)