Take A Chance On Rothesay
Take A Chance On Rothesay
By Nick Grant

Baileys Jubilee

Rothesay Chancer looks something to bet on in the five-furlong Bet Mobile At BetVictor.com Handicap at Ayr.

Jim Goldie‘s charge is a regular in this type of contest and rarely runs a shocker.

While fully effective over six furlongs, as witnessed when finishing as well as anything at Ascot last time out, he has only ever won at the minimum trip.

Although 3lb higher for that effort, it is worth nothing he ran a screamer off 81 last season in a valuable handicap at Newmarket, where he would have finished closer than he did but for meeting trouble at a crucial stage.

He seems best on goodish ground and Graham Lee keeping the ride is a definite plus, as he will know what he has underneath him for their second outing together on a racecourse.

The Goldie-trained Northern Fling was a first winner for former top jumps jockey Lee since turning his attentions to the Flat, and the pair team up again in the Play Casino At BetVictor.com Handicap.

A useful tool a few years ago, he is not what he was but still has plenty to give on old ratings if he can build on that Musselburgh win.

Baileys Jubilee was backed as if defeat was out of the question at York and her followers can recoup losses in the Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley.

Soon leading, the writing was on the wall a couple of furlongs out.

That does leave questions to answer, but on what she had shown in winning her first two starts the Bahamian Bounty filly is way better than that.

In any case, this represents a drop in class for Mark Johnston’s youngster and a draw in stall three is pretty much ideal.

Now the John Best-trained Ereka has found the winning groove she is worth following in the Leas Cliff Hall, Premier Entertainment Venue Handicap at Folkestone.

Always a consistent sort, it was not until Kempton in February that she broke her maiden – at the 17th time of trying – but she now looks well handicapped back on her turf mark, which is some 8lb below her all-weather figure.

Backtrade has been knocking on the door and can finally get his head in front in the Mirror Punters Club Maiden Stakes.

Unless one of his once-raced rivals are a good deal better than they have shown so far, Andrew Balding’s three-year-old sets the standard in what is a big week for the in-form Kingsclere handler, who saddles Bonfire in the Derby.

A similar scenario awaits Safarjal in the Folkestone Sports Centre, Ruby Anniversary Maiden Stakes.

Her fifth in the Cheshire Oaks reads very well and she might improve again for better ground, judged on her run behind the smart Diala last season.

The Darling Boy can take advantage of what looks a favourable mark over timber to claim the Paxtons And Peregrine Looking After Customers Novices’ Handicap Hurdle at Sedgefield.

Trained by Tom George, the seven-year-old was a really easy winner off a rating of 100 over fences at Towcester last week, winning with any amount in hand.

The handicapper will take a dim view of that, so it is hardly surprising he takes his chance in a race like this off 95.

Lucy’s Legend is the choice in the Fake That Tribute Here 25 August Handicap Hurdle at Newton Abbot.

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