Palmer filly can build on debut promise

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If we feel there’s something of note happening during the day – ‘we’ being the Betfred columnists at HQ – then henceforth we’ll be flagging it up accordingly.

Reckon you can never have enough opinions and advice from which to make sound judgements of your own, so we’ll be chipping in on a fairly regular basis in a bid to add to the fun for us, and far more importantly, you.

At the risk of sounding over-confident, we’re on a bit of a roll with our horse racing tips since starting this feature – in fact, we’re 3/3, so it’s my job today to try and maintain our 100% record.

The one I like runs at Newbury this evening, in the 6.38 – and that’s American In Paris (11/8) for Hugo Palmer and Ross Coakley.

I don’t think this is a very deep contest, and so far there hasn’t been any substantial money for the newcomers in the field and nothing that really catches the eye, which for me leaves it wide open for the selection to improve on what was a very promising debut at Bath just over two weeks ago and get her head in front.

It wasn’t the strongest maiden she contested on debut, but she only narrowly missed out – finishing second by a shoulder – despite nothing going her way.

She was slow out of the gates, lost a shoe, ran green throughout and was outpaced before finishing strongly up to the line. That not only suggests she’ll love this slight step-up to 6f, but assuming she knows her job a lot better this afternoon I’m anticipating plenty of improvement and therefore she sets a very decent standard.

Hopefully this daughter of Starspangledbanner can give us another winner.

Owen McMahon

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Author: Lucas Carlson