It is of course April Fool's Day and hopefully I have two that will make a fool of the old Bookmakers this afternoon up at Leicester on the Flat.
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Andrew Balding had two-year-old debutant Flag High entered twice this week and the colt comes here for the 7f Best Ticket Deals Online At leicester-racecourse.co.uk Novice Stakes at 2.10 rather than an engagement at Lingfield tomorrow. A son of Starspangledbanner who we remember best for winning the Golden Jubilee & July Cup here in in the UK but he did win up to a mile in Australia before coming to Ballydoyle. The Dam Acid was no great shakes on the track but is well bred being by French 2,000 Guineas winner Clodovil meaning the likes of top-class milers Danehill and Linamix are all a couple of generations back in the pedigree so the rather testing seven here shouldn’t be a problem you would think. The yard is in decent enough form this year, this one is actually their first two-year-old runner I believe, and I am taking a chance he is ready on debut at the 16-1 each-way BPG.
At 3.55 it is the 1m4f Leicester Racecourse Annual Badges On Sale Now Novice Stakes and a Charlie Appleby trained colt I have talked of before is running. Nahanni was second on debut in January at Kempton over this trip behind Wild Crusade, I tipped the winner, which was a good effort. He returned to that track and trip in February to open his account, tipped by me, showing a decent attitude and probably actually winning a shade cosily, second Mhajim won next time to frank the form. This chestnut is a son of Frankel out of Final Stage, who won over 1m4f in her career, and there are certainly some big names in his pedigree. It seems unlikely this one will reach the heights of some of his relatives but he will win plenty of races and should make it up to pattern class sooner rather than later. I am on at 4-1 BPG.