Division 1 of a poor race with 12 runners and 4 that have been known to lead and Swendab my 4th top rated and Nocturn who comes out 3rd best are both capable of leading all the way on their day, Divine Call is well weighted enough to make it my 2nd top rated and only 1lb below LANGLEY VALE 12/1 in 1st place, this 1 won twice at Wolverhampton over this distance when racing prominently and last time out missed the kick and struggled to get involved but if reverting back to racing near the front of the race has a decent chance to make the frame and the price allows an each way bet but stakes will be kept on the low side of things.
Langley Vale 12/1 5th
Second division and looks by far the better race, of the 12 runners once again there's 4 that have been known to lead and this race looks likely to be won from the front, Racquet is my third top rated and probably the 1 to prosper if they go too fast at the front of the race, my 2nd best is Indian Affair who does like to race either prominently or actually leading and stall 8 isn't a bad draw with any bias favouring those drawn high, in top spot is ARCHIE STEVENS 10/1 who is a versatile sort when it comes to racing styles and can lead and from stall 7 it should have a good chance to either get a good early position if not actually leading and has finished 2nd twice in its last 3 runs and has a good chance here of going 1 better saying that the price permits me to suggest an each-way investment.
Archie Stevens 12/1 5th
Unlucky for some with 13 entries in the 2 divisions of this race and 9 of them known as prominent or front running types and none of the 4 hold-up types make my top 4 ratings, Waseem Faris is my 4th top rated from stall 10, then I've got joint 2nd top rated horses in Stranghow from stall 13 and Diamond Lady from stall 12which is all positives but top rated is NOBLE STORM 14/1 who is a 10year old now but has still shown that it has still got some of the old spark but so far this year things haven't gone its way but with a decent draw plus better going it has the chance to bounce back to form here and the price offers some value to go with an each way punt.
No bet soft ground
Only 2 front running types in this division but neither are in my top 4, Elusivity is my 4th top rated but stall 2 isn't ideal. 3rd top is Ambitious Icarus who likes to race prominently from stall 8. my 2nd top rated is Silken Skies who can be held up or track the leaders but this 1 might not want the ground to be too firm and top of my pile is LUCKY BEGGAR 14/1 who is a hold up type and hopefully from stall 13 it will be able to find a good position from which to attack and then stay on strongly at the finish and this is a drop in class and might be just what it needs to see it back into the winners enclosure and a big enough price for me to go with an each way bet.
No bet soft ground.
A big field of 17 in this class 6 race with 6 runners that have led before and Bronze Beau 5th top, Horsforth 4th top and Anieres Boy 3rd top are all possible pace setters which point to it being a fast run race for its class but Prigsnov Dancer likes to race prominently and has done a faster time so could pick up the leaders but top spot goes to GROUNDWORKER 6/1 who can be held up or track the leaders and stall 17 looks to be a bonus and hopefully this gets a run when needed and stays on the stronger.
No bet soft ground.
Not a great class 6 race, 10 runners 3 of which have been known to lead and 2 of them are my top 2 ratings and if both or either set a good pace then a lot of these won't get involved, Bubbly Bailey is a possible front runner and has the best of the draw in stall 2 but its time has been slow, Red Flute is my 2nd best top rated from stall 6 and ought to be able get a decent early position from that draw, top rated is ASK THE GURU 10/1 but stall 9 isn't ideal this horse is capable of springing back to form without prior warning but stakes will be kept low and in this case it will be an each-way wager.
WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ask The Guru 10/1 1ST