Silver handicapped to strike Gold

Silver Linnet shaped as if she could be ready to take advantage of a good mark last time out and looks excellent value at 13/2 in the 7.05 at Yarmouth.

John Butler’s mare showed much of her old dash in a visor over course and distance last month when never quite able to totally dominate and eventually finishing a 3 1/4 length 5th of 7 to Speeydfix.

Connections are now replacing the visor with blinkers, and if it has the same effect then she is undeniably well treated off a mark of 53.

The five-year-old landed a gamble on her reappearance at Kempton in headgear (visor for first time)  when making all and being eased down to beat Good Timin’ by a length off a mark of 50.

She won with far more in hand than the winning margin suggests, and went on to finish a good third at Wolverhampton next time up where she started slowly and was held up before running on at the death.

Since then he has not shown much, but those runs have been without the visor and having been on a mark of 65 for the first of three turf runs since that victory she is dramatically lower in the weights.

She last scored on the turf at Ffos Las back in April 2010 off a mark of 68 and is now running off 15lb lower.

That gives her an outstanding chance form a handicapping perspective and it looks as if his shrewd handler has been working hard to get her down to a decent racing weight to land a punt.

With Tom Queally in the saddle everything looks in place for a huge run, and if she is allowed her own way up front then she will be hard to peg back.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Silver Linnet (13/2 Hills – BOG)

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