Wednesday 20 July – Runs of the Day

Wednesday followed a similar pattern to Tuesday’s racing, a busy enough day but with little to strike you as a noteworthy winner or one to watch out for next time. Bath, Catterick and Lingfield (AW) raced through the afternoon with fairly low key cards, although a lovely new grandstand was opened at Bath! Sandown and Leicester took over proceedings in the evening, and there was racing in Ireland at Naas that included a Listed event won by Eddy Lynman and a return to the winners enclosure for the highly regarded Endless Drama, all be it in shallower waters.

 

Sandown:

7 05 BEST OF DAYS (H Palmer) 3/1, C5 2YO Maiden, 7F, Good to Firm

Hugo PalmerAfter missing the start from the stalls, Best Of Days was green early on and held up as a result. This seemed to have brought the best out of him however, as he was quickly pushed out to challenge in strong fashion around the 2F pole, before striding 6L clear. It was a superb debut and Hugo Palmer’s horse looked very scopey (is that a word?), with a huge stride suggesting there is room for significant improvement. The race should prove to be strong enough in time and Palmer certainly has a strong juvenile on his hands. Palmer hasn’t always been firing with his youngsters this summer and this will come as a welcome relief.

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