Racing: Danny to have his day at Haydock

Sir Michael Stoute
Sir Michael Stoute
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Dannyday notched his first win last time out and can build on that by landing the Better With Bohle Handicap at Haydock.

Sir Michael Stoute’s charge has plenty to find on the face of it as top weight Tommy Docc was good enough to finish second in the Queen’s Vase at Ascot while one or two other rivals have some nice bits of form to their names.

However, Dannyday will be getting a handy 12lb pull with the top weight over a trip that appears likely to suit. A half-brother to leading Qatar performer Dubday, Dannyday failed to cut much ice in his two juvenile outings and his earlier efforts this term were perhaps not all that noteworthy. He finally hit the target when stepped up to a mile and six furlongs, winning by three and a quarter lengths at this track without really having to go into overdrive.

Dannyday tackles the same course and distance again here and is well capable of the ‘double’.

Birdman is seemingly back on song this term and could be dangerous to oppose in the Float Glass Industries Handicap.

Switched to the care of David O’Meara over the winter, he made a scorching start for new connections when winning on his first three outings before his progress slowed slightly with a couple of placed efforts.

He was only beaten three-quarters of a length at Haydock in early June and looks capable of defying his rating of 93.

Molly Dolly has two wins in as many starts to her credit and can further enhance those stats in the Weatherbys EBF Stallions Breeding Winners Fillies’ Handicap at Newbury.

Sir Mark Prescott’s charge shed her maiden tag first time out at Kempton in January before a lengthy absence up to Chester just under a week ago. She showed no ill effects from her lay-off that day as she won with a fair bit in hand and she will not have to shoulder a penalty here, putting her ahead of the handicapper.