A field of 17 runners and only 2 that I class as natural front running types--Blaine is one of them but has been out of form for a while now but is dropped in class the also seems to prefer some cut in the going nowdays—Intense Style may need further to show its best—Eccleston may not want good to firm going to show its best—Flying Pursuit a 3year old who is a hold up or track leader type and not in my top 4—Ustinov can race prominently or be held up also not in my top 4—Another Wise Kid quite versatile except leading outside my top 4—Classic Seniority is my 4th top rated, may not want it to be too firm and also has a poor draw in stall 2—Quatrieme Ami may need a shorter trip to show its best and a “lay” if the price permits, which I doubt—BOOMERANG BOB is my top rated and has been tried in higher class races quite recently, stall 10 should be ideal so it can go either side and stay on the stronger at the finish.--Giant Spark has been in good form but may need some cut or a longer distance to shine and a “lay” if any value—Wentworth Falls may need this run for fitness and has only slow times so another lay—Fendale outside my top 7 and may need a shorter trip so a lay—Cincuenta Pasos is my joint 2nd top rated, stall 8 isn't ideal and will need a degree of luck but does race prominently—Tatlisu usually races near the pace when able to but maybe find these going too fast early doors—Edward Lewis may not want the going to be too fast but a 3year old so could have more to come and may be a shorter price than value just because Frankie is riding but it's not for me—MUNFALLET is my other joint 2nd top rated horse and has got stall 11 and is the horse I think is most likely to set the pace—Dark Defender another who won't appreciate really fast ground and outside my top 7.
If there's any bias here it usually favours those drawn high and the 2 horses I'm interested in are drawn side by side in the middle of the course, so I'm hoping MUNFALLET 14/1 from stall 11 can set the early pace and go wherever the best ground is and BOOMERANG BOB 16/1 from stall 10 can get a nice tow into the race and come home strongly, if pushed to back just 1 horse it would be as usual the top rated and therefore the latter named horse but at the prices I will be backing both of them with an each way bet.
WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Munfallet 18/1 1st + Boomerang Bob 16/1 5th
With so very little form to go on from this course its proving hard to find a link between this track and other tracks, Wolverhampton has the same surface so gives me 1 line to work with and the surface also equates to good to firm on turf so I am trying to put those times into the equation as well, when all 3 align it will hopefully be a certainty at the big price (well I can dream) in this 1st division with 12 runners I've got 2 down as possible front runners, Dance Alone who comes out 4th top on my turf timings and Meandmyshadow who comes out 5th top from the same source so they should make sure its a decent gallop, Indian Pursuit is well weighted but may struggle in this class but it can do a fastish time in its proper class (6), Manatee bay is 2nd top on turf figures with ETIENNE GERARD 10/1 sitting at the top of the pile, this one has only had 2 runs on the all-weather tracks before, both here but over 7 furlongs and this is more like it best trip so I'm thinking it will run well and they have employed a 7lb claiming apprentice to help as well. Using Wolverhampton times CLASSIC FLYER 18/1 comes out top from a time recorded last year it has only had 1 race over course and distance this year, which wasn't anywhere near the same sort of time but that could have been an off day and has run this course 3 times and the time when it won was quite reasonable so cannot be discarded so I'm going with backing both of them to small each way stakes and show a profit whichever one does the business here.
Etienne Gerard 10/1 7th + Classic Flyer 18/1 9th
This 2nd division is even more intertwined than the earlier race and this is as low as I can narrow it, using times from this course only then SLINGSBY 10/1 has to be considered and although there's not much to compare the times against it was a reasonably fast run race also its time from Wolverhampton its 2nd top rated and to enhance its chance its 1 of only 2 that I rate as front running types, the other being Dark Side Dream who is 3rd best on times from that course, using Wolverhampton times it makes LUCKY LODGE 11/1 the top rated but if using times from turf times I have Malaysian Boleh and Encantaras joint top rated but their figures aren't that great so I think they would need to improve to beat the other 2 best ratings but stakes must be kept on the low side and luckily at the prices I can do both of them each way.
WINNER!!!!!!!!!!! Sligsby 10/1 1st + Lucky lodge 11/1 9th
Great tipping from Eric 18/1 & 10/1 Winners...can you find better?