A very good class two race with twelve runners and there's three known front runners in the race and I do think the early pace will be very fast because Trojan Rocket who isn't drawn well in stall eleven but its my third top rated and Mishaal who has a very good draw in stall two and is my second top rated so I would expect this one to try and set the pace but my top rated is YEEOOW 14/1 he was backed very heavily last time out but it didn't get a clear run when it came to make its challenge about a furlong from home after which I'm not sure if the horse sulked or whether the jockey just gave up but I'm prepared to give it one more chance here and I do think this is race could be set up for it if it gets a clear run when challenging and they have employed a good apprentice to take another three pounds off.
3:30 Chelmsford - Another very good class two race over five furlongs with twelve runners and there's four known front runners in the race, Royal Bajan has got the best draw of the front runners in stall three and its my third top rated, Lover Man may not like this surface and from stall nine may find it hard to get a clear run early on in the race, Masamah can lead but only usually if nothing else wants to so doubt this will try those tactics here and isn't ideally drawn in stall eleven, the other possible front runner is Oriental Relation and it has recorded a very fast time here but over six furlongs so just might not be quite fast enough against these and I think it might be bit out of its depth class-wise but does deserve to be given the chance. My top rated is ZAC BROWN 6/1 who can be held up or track the leaders but the downside to its chances are being stuck out in stall twelve but if it can overcome the draw it will have a decent chance.
4:05 Chelmsford - Only seven runners but quite a nice class four race but the only problem I can see is where the early pace will come from, my top rated is COLOURBEARER 5/1 who has won its last three races and has been well placed here to make it a four timer, I cant say much about the race as they are all either hold up or track leaders types but the selection is in form and has another good chance again here.
2:35 Doncaster - I should have put this race first time-wise but I'm not sure of what the grounds going to be like, one definition says good and another says good to soft and if I knew it was on the soft side I wouldn't be putting up a selection. There's eleven runners with three that have been known to lead before, Astaire has been drawn in stall eleven and if there is any bias on the straight course here its high in big fields and it will like the going if it's soft but its times on good or firmer ground are slowish, Lucky Beggar and Perfect Blessing are drawn in stalls four and five but are not in my top five on the faster surfaces, my third top rated is Naadirr and this one wont mind the soft ground if that's the case, second top is Heavens Guest and this has also won on softer ground but top rated is *JACK DEXTER 4/1 and its another that can also handle the softer going.
*Not bet if ground has soft in description.
PS... Don't forget all my ratings are done on good or faster going, like today I've said about horses handling the going but that doesn't mean because it's top rated and can handle soft ground that it's the selection, if the going has any degree of soft in the description it's NO BET. I do make the odd exception but they are few and far between and we let you all know with the dolphin friendly sign.
Yeeoow 14/1 4th
Zac Brown 6/1 Unp
Colourbearer 5/1 Unp