William Buick’s Yarmouth Rides Assessed – Champion Jockey Hopeful Aims To Go Through The Thursday Card
Champion Jockey hopeful William Buick aims to go through the card at Yarmouth
William Buick continues his relentless pursuit of a maiden Jockey’s Championship title when he heads to Yarmouth on Thursday. Buick has a ride on all seven races on the Thursday card, and he will be aiming to make up some ground on current championship leader Oisin Murphy – who is absent from the day’s action.
Here at Racing Tips, we have assessed the chances of all seven of Buick’s mounts – providing our expert analysis on their hopes of success at Yarmouth on Thursday.
MY DUBAWI – (1:30 Yarmouth, Free Tips On attheraces.com Nursery Handicap)
William Buick’s first ride on the Yarmouth card is MY DUBAWI in the opening nursery handicap. This colt has an excellent pedigree, being related to numerous winners. He finished third behind rivals now rated 95 and 85 when third at Newmarket on debut.
He has not quite been at that level in two starts since, but now starts handicapping off a mark of 73 – and should have races in him off this rating.
WAJD – (2:05 Yarmouth, British EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes)
Buick appears to hold strong claims of success in the 6f novice when partnering WAJD. A £32,000 Breeze-Up purchase, this filly made a very promising debut when second at Newmarket last month.
The winner that day is rated 93, and there should be improvement to come from Wajd with that debut effort under her belt, so she rates as the one to beat.
INGLETON – (2:40 Yarmouth, British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes)
Those to have already run set a modest standard in this maiden, and therefore it is no surprise to see William Buick’s mount INGLETON proving popular amongst punters.
This Godolphin debutante cost 800,000 guineas as a yearling, which was no real surprise considering that he is from the family of multiple Group 1 winners Fame And Glory and Legatissimo.
His powerful yard is 7-19 with their juvenile runners at Yarmouth in recent years and is operating at a 42% strike rate with their runners in the last fortnight.
MARSHALL PLAN – (3:15 Yarmouth, Follow @AtTheRaces On Twitter Handicap)
A competitive handicap in prospect, but William Buick certainly holds claims with his mount MARSHALL PLAN. This colt had the now 94-rated Golden Flame behind when landing a Wolverhampton novice back in March.
He has failed to add to that from his four subsequent outings but went close at Newcastle on penultimate run, and looks best forgiven a modest effort in last month’s Melrose Handicap.
This looks a more realistic level for Marshall Plan, and he remains open to improvement compared with most of these rivals.
JASMINE JOY – (3:50 Yarmouth, British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap)
JASMINE JOY is winless from her four starts to date, but she has a number of eye-catching pieces of form to her name, none more so than when runner-up to last week’s runaway Park Hill winner Free Wind.
She looks like a well-handicapped horse sent handicapping off a mark of 79. Being by Lope De Vega, any ease in the ground will hold no fears for connections, and the booking of William Buick for the first time is another obvious plus.
FOREST FALCON – (4:25 Yarmouth, Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap)
Mark Johnston’s FOREST FALCON bounced right back to form when scoring at Carlisle last month. The handicapper has pushed him up five pounds for that success, but he remains well treated on some of his early-season form, where he chased home the likes of Naamoos (now rated 104) and Aerion Power (now rated 100).
He bolted up on one of his two previous visits to Yarmouth, where he readily accounted for the now 105-rated Chalk Stream, and this is yet another piece of form that would suggest a current rating of 86 is far from insurmountable.
DANCINGINTHEWOODS – (5:00 Yarmouth, Moulton Nurseries Handicap)
William Buick’s final ride on the Yarmouth card is DANCINGINTHEWOODS, who accounted for the in-form Mr Wagyu at Newmarket in July. He has run well in defeat in both starts since, with a first-time hood possibly not bringing about expected improvement at Ascot last time (now removed).
A mark of 82 looks unlikely to stop Dancinginthewoods from featuring here, and William Buick and Dean Ivory are a profitable combination (+10.00 to a £1 stake) when teaming up.