A field of 16 runners here with no known to front run and only 3 with times fast enough to be recorded on my figures, 3rd top is National Service who can be held up or track the leaders but this will be its 18th run on grass and it's not even made the frame yet but it could make the frame here but I wouldn't want to bet on it, my 2nd top rated is Hipz another who can be held up or track the leaders and it likes a fast early pace so the front runners are tiring as it stays on but I'm not sure this race will be run to suit it and it was behind 2 of today's opponents last race where it was a slowly run affair and it was staying on but way too late, top spot is TOP COP 18/1 who hasn't shown its best form recently but it is capable of springing back to form especially if the going is good to firm but any stakes will be kept low in an each way punt.
Top Cop 18/1 7th
Quite a nice looking class 5 sprint and a lot hinges on the going if its good to firm as forecast then im happy to have a decent punt in the race. Of the 11 runners only Pink Martini is known as a front runner but its final times don't put it in my top but could possibly make the frame if getting an uncontested lead and others falter, Noble Asset has got a 3lb claiming apprentice on board which moves it from 5th top to 3rd top and this one does like to race prominently, Go Nani Go has got 5lb off its original weight which moves it from 3rd to 2nd top, the original 2nd top is Whitecrest but this one might not have the race run to suit its style as this it wants a fast early pace to aim at as the front runners tire and it stays on strongly but that doesn't look likely here, top on my figures is the horse at the top of the handicap TAAJUB 12/1 and this one has been dropped in class for its last 2 runs but they were on unsuitably soft going and as long as the going stays good to firm this one must have a decent chance to get back to winning ways giving weight away to inferior opponents and luckily its a big enough price to back each way.
Taajub 12/1 2nd