Team Showme has a fighting chance of taking top honours when she runs beneath the Newcastle floodlights. Michael Dods’ filly did next to nothing in her first three career starts, but she looked a different proposition on her handicap debut.
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Team Showme was sent off a 14-1 chance in a six-furlong handicap at Southwell and always looked up against it. But the daughter of Harbour Watch flew home in the final furlong, finishing second and beaten three and a half lengths by Precious Silk.
The three-year-old has one of the more attractive profiles in this six-furlong apprentices’ handicap, while it is good to see the gifted Callum Rodriguez back in the saddle as he did the steering at Southwell.
Having been left untouched by the assessor off a mark of 52, it is hard to envisage Team Showme regressing now that she has finally come to the boil.
Keep close tabs on Mr Potter, who runs in division one of the one-mile handicap.
Richard Guest’s chestnut has been in patchy form since he last won off a 2lb higher mark last September. He can be a tricky customer but it was pleasing to see him box on into third place at Chelmsford a week ago. Jockey Connor Beasley will no doubt need to be in a compromising mood, but there are races to be won with him off a humble rating of 55.
AYR: 1.50 Snougar, 2.20 Christmas In USA, 2.50 Dica, 3.25 What’s The Scoop, 4.00 Takingrisks, 4.30 More Madness, 5.05 Dedigout.
DUNDALK: 5.30 Togoville, 6.00 Rivellino, 6.30 Paparazzi, 7.00 Nivvo, 7.30 Mendelssohn, 8.00 Arbourfield, 8.30 Shadagann, 9.00 Every Chance.
LEICESTER: 2.10 Bollin Ace, 2.40 Granville Island, 3.15 Myroundorurs, 3.50 Global Domination, 4.20 Numbercruncher, 4.55 Dontminddboys
LEOPARDSTOWN: 1.55 Ex Patriot, 2.25 Caltex, 2.55 Play The Game, 3.30 The Irregular, 4.05 Uncle Danny, 4.35 Flemenstorm, 5.10 Skellig Rocks, 5.40 Eagle Roque.
SANDOWN: 2.00 Ar Mest, 2.30 No Hiding Place, 3.05 Cyrius Moriviere, 3.40 More Buck’s, 4.10 Red Devil Star, 4.45 Sergeant Brody.
NEWCASTLE: 5.45 Natch, 6.15 TEAM SHOWME (NAP), 6.45 Mr Potter, 7.15 Cookie Ring, 7.45 Zadorra, 8.15 Wiff Waff, 8.45 Santafiora.