Admiralty bidding for fourth straight win
ADMIRALTY switches to turf on his first run since April, as the Ismail Mohammed-trained four-year-old attempts to complete a four-timer in the 7f handicap at Yarmouth this afternoon (4.10).
Joined by stablemate Light Burst, Admiralty comes into the race following wins at Kempton and Wolverhampton, but Mohammed believes fast ground on turf will prove no problem. He said: "He has been off for three months but seems in good form."
Admiralty likes to make the running, and there should be no lack of pace among the six-strong field with Skytrain also a confirmed front-runner.
Charlie Johnston, assistant to father Mark, said: "It's a small field and there is good prize-money so we've decided to run him in the hope he bounces back to his best. Trip and ground will be ideal."
As well as Yarmouth, there is also Flat action at Catterick, Kempton, Lingfield and Naas, plus a jumps meeting at Worcester.
Today's key pointers
1.It is difficult to ignore Sir Mark Prescott's stats in handicaps at Catterick since 2010, as he is 4-9, showing a profit of £2.38 to £1 stake. He sends Scala Romana to the 3.20 at the track.
2. The 4.20 at Catterick has only been run two times, and a three-year-old has taken both renewals. Birdy Boy looks the best of that age group in both divisions of the handicap.
3. Tim Easterby has had two winners and two places from only six runners in the 5.20 at Catterick. He runs Storma Norma, who has run well at the track before and looks an interesting contender.
Pointers courtesy of Raceform Interactive
Catterick: good to firm, firm in places (watered)
Lingfield: turf, good to firm, firm in places, all-weather, standard
Naas: good to firm (watering)
Worcester: good, good to firm in places (watered)
Yarmouth: good to firm