Jet Setter

15:20 2016-10-18
UK
Yarmouth race 2
Tip: To win
Units: 3/5
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It often pays to take notice when Brian Meehan sends a horse to Yarmouth form his Newmarket base, with his record at the seaside track standing at an impressive 6-14 (43%) over the past five seasons for a tasty £1 level-stakes profit of £14.48.

So that heightens interests in his sole runner this afternoon, JET SETTER, who will contest the 6f nursery handicap (due off 2.20pm UK). He's got more than that going for him, though, as he was a real eye-catcher in a first-time hood over 5f at Nottingham last time. An unfancied 100.00 (100/1) shot, he belied those odds by overcoming a slow start to be a nearest-at-the-finish fourth behind some fair sorts, with a 78-rated runner in fifth.

The form looks pretty solid and he is now dropping into handicap company for the first time off what looks a very fair mark of 68. Entitled to come on for the run, his first since May, he'll strip fitter here and today's extra furlong looks absolutely tailor-made given the way he was finishing off his race last time. His breeding also suggests he will relish this longer trip.

The final piece in the jigsaw is the booking of Ryan Moore to ride. Like the selection's trainer, he tends not to leave the track empty-handed, as shown by his 27-111 (24%) five-year record here, and his strike rate on the stable runners overall is an even more impressive 36% (4-11) for a small level-stakes profit over the same period. His mount may well boost that record further.

He may have most to fear from Richard Fahey's Party Tiger, who has shown progressive form in maidens and doesn't look overburdened on his handicap debut.

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Yarmouth race 2, Jet Setter @ 4.50 (7/2) bet365