The Messenger had another winner on Thursday with West Coast Flyer and he has selections of Great Order and Syndicate for Friday's Racing.
Takatul is the warm favourite for this Classified Stakes and it is not hard to see why he is getting a lot of market attention. He is unbeaten in 3 starts including the last two in handicaps and he was quite impressive last time at Salisbury. However I still don't think he is all that straightforward and when he is asked to dig a little deeper, we may not see as much as is expected from a horse that is 5/4 in quite a good little race.
Great Order makes more appeal here. He has always been well regarded and has started favourite on all three starts. He returned this season for his second start and let his supporters down badly with quite a tame effort at Newmarket at 5/6. However he was then reported to be working much better on the faster ground and he came out last time and made most of the running to win his maiden over 10 furlongs. He dug deep when challenged by Stratum in the closing stages and he looks like a horse that could progress rapidly now. He stayed 10 furlongs well the last day and it seems likely that he might be asked to make all here and use his big stride. He is now starting to realise his potential and if he wins nicely enough here, he might sneak into the Cambridgeshire at near the bottom of the weights. 7/2 seems a fair price and he is worth an interest at these odds.
1 point win Great Order at 7/2 with Stan James
Nasimi looked a really nice prospect when winning on his Haydock debut, but she has not quite gone as much as would have been expected and seems to have had her limitations exposed at Newmarket and Ascot since.
She has to give a 4lb penalty away here and after a really nice introduction 3 weeks ago at Newbury, the Ralph Beckett trained Syndicate is expected to improve past her. Beckett loves having winners at this venue and this full sister to the very useful stipulate made a lovely debut when travelling well and then staying on takingly in the closing stages in a 7 furlong maiden won by Ultimate Avenue. She should improve plenty for the run as many of her stablemates have been doing and the form of that contest could turn out to be very decent.
She could easily be a pattern filly in the making and while 5/4 is about as short as we have tipped since we started, she looks a good bet to end Friday's betting.
1.5 points win Syndicate at 5/4 with Coral and Paddy Power