Tip of the Day: Wonder horse
York's final meeting of the season begins this afternoon and Matt Brocklebank has a strong fancy in the sprint handicap.
Tylery Wonder (white, black, yellow silks): Ran an eyecatching race at Doncaster
Some highly competitive action at Newmarket and York and while the big-field sprint handicap at the latter venue is obviously a bit of a minefield, Tylery Wonder looks a very fair price to open his account at the third time of asking for new trainer Paul Midgley.
The speedy son of Choisir has loads of experience from his time in Ireland with former handler Willie McCreery, for whom he won five times, all of which came on good or good to firm ground, which looks a key element to his chances this afternoon.
The going was on the soft side of good when he was beaten a head into second on his stable bow at Doncaster's St Leger Festival, while it was heavy at the Curragh last time, when Tylery Wonder ran another fine race in fourth, beaten less than two lengths having done best of those to race up with the pace.
So Midgley has his new recruit in really good order, he's perfectly well handicapped off a 1lb lower mark than when last successful and the weather is set fair at the Knavesmire.
In addition, Robert Winston is also an eyecatching booking for the six-year-old. The jockey has enjoyed four winners from just 17 rides for the Midgley yard, which has sent out three sprint handicap winners in the past fortnight, Merry Banter and One Boy scoring over the minimum trip and Naggers going in at Ayr over six furlongs yesterday.
As touched upon, it's a wide-open race, but anything close to 10/1 about Tylery Wonder looks well worth snapping up.
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