Eleven runners in the first division of this class four race over six furlongs and its a strange race as there's only one known front runner, Salvatore Fury is well weighted and has a top class jockey on board so ought to have place claims, second top rated is Links Drive Lady with the more than capable Robert Winston in the saddle, the top rated and also the aforementioned only known front runner is DIAMOND LADY 7/1 being ridden by George Baker who has won twice before for this stable from only nine rides so looks very much like a positive booking.
3:05 Leicester - Ten runners in the second division of the race, Nocturn was a good horse but its recent form has been poor and this is another drop in class trying to rekindle the fire but I think it might be in vain but its a shame to see it so woefully short of its best while its only a six year old but it has been known to lead before along with Refuse Colette in this race, Ace Master is my third top and Tagula Night my second top but the top spot goes to GOLD BEAU 9/1 and the trainer has employed his usual claiming apprentice to take another three pounds of its back, it ran well last time out on the all weather at Kempton and that was its first run since September so that hopefully has blown the cobwebs away and its fit to do itself justice in this race where it will hopefully sit behind the leaders and come home the strongest.
3:25 Ripon - Seventeen runners in a class two race so a very competitive affair where both Kimberella drawn stall fourteen and Searchlight drawn stall ten could attempt to lead all the way if nothing else wants to set the pace but there is a more natural front runner in the race, See The Sun drawn in stall three but there's no bias at Ripon so maybe the draw isn't important, I've got Tatisu and Fast Shot down as equal third in my figures so they could have place claims, while second top Searchlight who I have already said could attempt to lead all the way and I'm hoping that's what happens here as the top rated is CONFESSIONAL 28/1 drawn stall fifteen and I'm hoping it can track the leader and then come home the stronger in the latter stages and at the price has to be given as an each way bet, especially with the large field it is a bit of a gamble that a horse will get a clear run so stakes should be kept to a low level.
6:15 Wolverhampton - Not my usual fare, as its an apprentice race but the top rated and therefore selection is LOGANS LAD 11/2 who won over course and distance last time out and a repeat of that would be good enough to win this but there is a couple of horses that havnt run at this course since they changed the surface and could be potential dangers so it must be advised to keep stakes on the low side.
7:15 Wolverhampton - Only seven runners with, Royal Aquisition my fourth top rated and Red Baron my second top rated, known as possible front runners so it could be a fast race for its class but the top rating goes to DYNAMO WALT 10/1 who usually likes to track the leaders and then hopefully stay on the stronger at the price I would have liked to go each way but with only seven runners and only two places it has to be given as a win bet.
Diamond Lady 7/1 2nd
Golden Beau 9/1 Unp
Confessional 28/1 Unp
Logan's Lad 11/2 2nd
Dynamo Walt 10/1 2nd