Only seven runners in this class four affair with just over half having been known to lead before, two of those possible leaders, Bertie Blu Boy and Equally Fast have never run at this course and distance but could possibly be hidden dangers I've got joint second top rated with Burning Thread and Smoothtalkinrascal so the race does look a bit complicated but my top figure goes to DIAMOND CHARLIE 7/1 who has been known to lead but in truth is quite versatile with what style of running it does and from stall three it could have a decent chance to either lead against the rails or be in a prominent position from which to attack later in the race and hopefully stay on the stronger, if it does get to the front I think it ought to be very hard to pass.
4:55 Lingfield - Ten runners in this class five race, I've got two horses Langley Vale my fifth top rated and Bush Warrior my third top rated that could lead if nothing else wanted to but I don't think they will need to here as there's two more natural front runners with my sixth top rated Heartsong being one of them, my second top rated is Ripinto and this one usually likes to be prominent and track the leaders without actually leading but in other years its always need it first run to gain some fitness so I'm leaving it alone here but top of my pops is SEAMSTER 9/1 who is the other more natural front runner and stall three ought to ensure it at least gets a good early position if not quite able to lead but it is a nice few spots ahead of Heartsong who has the favoured stall one and if the selection gets to the front it I'm hoping it will more than hard to pass.
5:45 Wolverhampton - Nine runners with five of them having been known to lead before but three of those, Generalyse, Diminuitive and Louis Vee would most likely only lead if nothing else wants to and the latter is the best of these on my speed figures, Bogsnog if my third top rated and a possible front runner, Spoken Words comes out second best and is the one that might benefit if they go too fast early on and they all start fading but its only won once from forty five attempts and may need further to show its best, FIRST REBELLION 10/1 is the top rated and a possible front runner but has the worst of the draw in that respect being in stall eight so will need some luck early doors to either lead and get across to the rails or at least gain a good position from which to attack but there's no guarantee from the draw so stakes will have to be kept low.
Diamond Charlie 8/1 3rd
Seamster 9/1 2nd
First Rebellion 14/1 8th