Tarboosh is a strong bet for The Messenger at Nottingham on Sunday.
Nottingham 4.05: Tarboosh
The Dash at Epsom on Derby Day always has its fair share of hard luck stories and this year Tarboosh’s name can be added to that list. In the circumstances he did well to finish tenth and can gain due compensation in this lower grade today.
He was unfortunate to run in the back of another horse at halfway last week and had no conceivable chance thereafter. Nevertheless he was noted making up good ground in the closing stages and that suggests this Paul Midgley sprinter is on his way back after a couple of modest season openers.
This horse benefited massively from a wind op last spring, winning four times later in the year, mainly on fast ground. He is 4lbs higher than his last winning mark, but the evidence of the Epsom run suggests there is still plenty of ability there and Midgley’s horses often take a few runs to come to hand. I think we will see the best of Tarboosh today.
1.5pt win – Tarboosh – 4.05 Nottingham at 3/1 with BetVictor and Paddy Power