FAST DANCER – 3.45pm YARMOUTH

1 PT EACH WAY BET ADVISED AT A GENERALLY AVAILABLE 33/1…

Trainer, Joseph Tuite, doesn’t send many to Yarmouth but he has a 50% strike rate (2-4) with those that he has and in the 8 year old gelding Fast Dancer I think he has a 33/1 shot that could go close to adding to that tally.

The selection has slowly been making his way back from a 607 day break, after missing the whole of 2019, with three runs at big prices on the All-Weather. He predictably needed the runs and finished well down the field on his first two starts back but I liked his performance last time where I thought he showed a fair bit more over 1m3f at Kempton 32 days ago. On that occasion he was dropped in from a poor draw in stall 12 but, after having to switch about 8 horses wide around the home turn, he could be seen running on well to finish 4.75 lengths behind the re-opposing winner, Alborkan, who he was giving 10lb to and who had the run of the race from stall 2. He meets that one on 9lb better terms today and it would be no surprise to see him reverse those placings much better drawn here in stall 2 and better on turf than the All-Weather.

Before his long break, Fast Dancer consistently ran to Racing Post Ratings between 85-92 on 7 of 10 runs mainly in Class 3 handicaps during 2018 with him having excuses on two of the runs where he under-performed and he ran to a respectable RPR of 80 on the other start. He looks massively over-priced here at 33/1 because he was about to be sent off 13/2 joint fourth Favourite in a 10-runner race at Windsor back in August before getting upset in the stalls and having to be withdrawn. That was a Class 4 (0-80) race over today’s trip with similar easy underfoot conditions (officially Soft) and today he runs in a Class 5 (0-70). He has dropped a massive 19lb down the weights since August 2018 to a career low mark of 68 and, well-drawn, hopefully nearing full fitness on his fourth start of the season, with Charles Bishop taking over in the saddle for the first time, I really like his chances in this if back to anywhere near that pre-break form. Good luck!

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