Fine and Dandy at Southwell

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The Dandy Yank has been in great heart of late and looks the most solid option in the 32Red Free £10 Bonus Handicap at Southwell.

A competitive field has gathered for this 0-85 handicap but none come into it with better claims than Jamie Osborne’s runner.

Having shown little on the first two starts of his career he was placed on his next three, earning a rating of 73 into the bargain.

His two-year-old season ended in July and when he returned to action on New Year’s Day at Southwell he was narrowly caught close home, denying him a first win.

Dropped down to a mark of 64 he was a blatant non-stayer over six furlongs on his next outing but back to the minimum distance the next twice he has obliged.

At Lingfield he won off 64 and then he defied a 4lb rise at Kempton, suggesting the penny has finally dropped.

He was strong through the finish on the Sunbury Polytrack and looks the safest proposition.