Help yourself to the 5/1 about Hierarch
Hierarch has slipped to a career low mark and looks an each-way steal at 5/1 in the 3.10 at Yarmouth.
David Simcock’s gelding has been shaping as if his time is nearly recently, and kept on well when finishing a never nearer third to Olney Lass at Brighton on his latest start after appearing not to handle the track.
He will be far better suited by today’s more conventional track, and off a mark of just 56 is potentially very well treated.
Although he has only scored once in his career that win came off an all-weather mark of 69 at Lingfield last October where he only had to be driven out to account for Rubenstar by a length.
Since then he has been campaigned on the artificial surface until his last two starts, but he does have plenty of solid turf form in the book and was placed off marks of 69 and 72 last season.
This is undoubtedly by far the best opportunity he has had to get back on the score sheet for some time from a handicapping perspective, and with major attitude doubts about the favourite Makyaal he looks poised to take advantage.
Recommended bet: 2pts each-way Hierarch (5/1 generally available – BOG firms)
5/1 Armoise can make winning handicap debut
Armoise makes her eagerly awaited handicap debut in the finale at Yarmouth (5.40) and is of serious interest at 5/1.
The filly was a real eye-catcher on her sole start as a juvenile in a Newmarket maiden last October when finishing 7th of 17 to Devastation.
Slowly away, she showed distinct signs of greenness before making stealthy headway three from home.
She eventually weakened out of contention a furlong from home to be beaten 8 lengths, but ran far better than her finishing position suggests in a race that has thrown up plenty of winners.
Marco Botti’s daughter of Sadler’s Wells confirmed the promise she had shown when making her seasonal reappearance at Kempton back in April, where she again looked far from the finished article but shaped well to come fourth of 8 to Field Of Miracles without being knocked about.
On her latest outing at Newmarket she looked as if the penny was finally beginning to drop, and only weakened late on to come fifth to Tanaami after holding every chance a furlong from home.
To me she looks a filly who will come into her own now tackling handicaps, and the assessor may well have taken a chance in allotting her an opening mark of 66.
I have seen enough to convince me that she is potentially better than that, and connections have certainly found her a nice opening this afternoon.
Recommended bet: 4pts win Armoise (5/1 Boylesports – BOG)