First division of a poor apprentices handicap and I'm not sure where the early pace will come from but I've only got two horses that have done a recorded time, Tonis Star usually races prominently but may prefer a shorter trip and or a slower surface (that's if it's at least good going or firmer) so the selection is SECRET WITNESS 7/2 and this one can track the leaders or be held up so shouldn't be phased by how the race is run and hopefully it pays dividends to have a small wager.
the second division is a mirror of the first with no known pace setters and only the top two in the handicap on my figures, this time Beau Mistral is second top rated but may prefer a shorter trip while I've got MAMBO SPIRIT 5/2 as the top rated and has done a time this year to show it still retains a level of form capable of winning at this level and I'm hoping it's worth a small bet.
With only eight runners I hope none drop out, three of them have been known to lead before, Free To Love could be a bit of a hidden danger but it might need an easier opportunity than here, Edged Out is my fourth top rated so should ensure the pace is decently fast and not give Pine Ridge my second top-rated an easy time, Princess Tansy is my third top rated and can be raced prominently or held up which also applies to my top rated GINZAN 7/1 but this one may need good to firm going to show its best form but if the going isn't fast enough to suit the selection I would be leaving the race alone but it is forecast to be good to firm so I'm hopeful but there is rain forecast again for Saturday so it may be a case of keeping an eye on things till nearer the off time.
This looks quite decent for a class six race, of the fourteen runners there's five that have been known to lead before, Bunce has only produced slow times recently but recorded a time over this course and distance in 2014 that would make it well clear at the top but it hasn't been anywhere near since and that may have been a fluke time, well I hope it was.Sea Of Green is my third top rated but it still seems a better horse over further, Horsforth is second top rated and is one of those that could possibly set the early pace but it won't get it all its own way up front as Twentysvthlancers also likes to lead and it starts off as my fifth top rated but taking into account the seven pounds the apprentice jockey claims it moves to second top but top spot goes to the three year old DANZEB 12/1 who is also being ridden by an apprentice who has ridden winners for the stable the only thing is that this horse does seem to need good to firm ground to show its best and thats the going at the moment so I'm hoping the rain stays away till after this race and a nice each way price.
Five possible pace setters in this field of twelve and as usual at thic course there will be a scramble to get to the front on the inside rail, Casterbridge is the best drawn in stall tow of the possible pace setters but may prefer some cut so might find things happening too quickly which could also apply to Mappin Time in stall one as this may be better over further, Economic Crisis is my third top rated and is usually either held up or track the leaders but may be lucky from stall four not to find some degree of early trouble, second top is Desert Ace but stall eleven isn't going to help this one's cause but top rated is the bottom weight CAPTAIN DUNNE 10/1 who I'm hoping from stall three can get the all important control of the rails and this front-runner did a time last year that would see it home easily but it hasn't had many good chances so far this year but did show promise two runs ago when leading for a long way till getting caught and finished fourth and that time is equal to that of the second top rated so any improvement on that time could see it lead all the way and the price allows an each way bet.
A small field of eight but still looks quite competitive but there looks to be just one known front runner, Souville is third top and is a hold up type but I think a place is the most this one can hope for but never say never, INCLINATION 4/1 likes to race prominently and is either second top or maybe even top rated as my top rated SIXTIES SUE 16/1 has done a way better time but it looks a bit of a one off but it is also the possible front runner so it could lead all the way but if it fades then I've got it covered so I will go with backing them both to show a profit whichever one wins.