Mares catch the eye at Towcester
Sam Thomas rides Vinnieslittle Lamb
(Healy Racing Photos)
Sam Thomas will take the ride on the Vinnie Roe mare, for Venetia Williams, and she cost current connections £49,000 after winning at Boulta in November – form that's worked out well. She was ridden by Derek O'Connor then, for Wexford handler, Sean Finn.
Favourite for today's extended two mile three furlong event, Vinnieslittle Lamb faces a worthy adversary in another Irish point-to-point graduate, Vintage Vixon. She won 'between the flags' for Gary Aherne and you can put a line through her bumper debut as that developed into a sprint in the latter stages.
Another with a chance here is Niki Royal who has her first start for Jamie Snowden. She scored at Kirkistown in November 2010 for Barry Potts and last month, after competing without success on the track, she returned to point-to-points to finish runner-up at Tattersalls Farm. (EM)
He's napped in the trade paper for the industry and Ireland's leading layer has clipped him in from an opening quote of 11/1 into 4/1 so Politeo is worth a look in Wincanton's 2.40 after that track beat the weather.