Saturday Selections – December 23rd 2017

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1.10 Lingfield: Class 6 Selling Stakes, 5f

Huge drop in class for odds-on favourite Yogi’s Girl who under normal circumstances should win this given her turf form. However this race is on the All-Weather and therefore a concern is about her being able translate turf form to success on the sand.

She raced three times on the All-Weather so far – though this is the first start on polytrack – and failed to fire. Given her sire Harbour Watch’s record on AW is truly shocking this comes as little surprise.

I feel it makes more sense to give the only boy in the race, Crystal Deauville, another chance. He went wrong ever since showing glimpses of ability on debut in France earlier this year but given that form came on the All-Weather and his sire produces excellent results on the sand, he could have a race in him.

Crystal Deauville was a late foal (May), so had a bit of catching up to do and that could have played into his poor showings ever since the debut run. He’s tongue strapped for the first time, which could bring out bit of improvement. Also the Kelleway yard tends to do quite well in sellers.

Selection:
10pts win – Crystal Deavuille @ 4/1 Bet365

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