This looks a nice class 2 race with 10 runners, I think Big Time may want further to show its best then Robot Boy and Zac Brown look to want a shorter trip, there's 2 front running types in the race so the early pace should be fast'ish, of the 3 courses with this surface I've got Dhahmaan marked down as my 2nd top rated on Kempton times with Gentlemen in top spot but this one hasn't any form over this course and distance, on Chelmsford times Gentlemen comes out 2nd best with Bosham in top spot and this one is of the possible pace setters, if now looking at course and distance times, Bosham comes out 3rd best with Sign of the Kodiac in 2nd spot and this one is the other possible pace setter but top spot belongs to KASBAH 11/2 who usually likes to race prominently and has got the best of the draw in stall one and showed a return to form last time out when finishing 2nd here last time out.
KASBAH 11/2 1ST
Rather surprisingly over 5 furlongs and 10 runners there's only 3 that have led before and it looks likely the race will be won from the front, Annie Salts has the best draw but despite leading her best time only puts her in 5th top position another front runner, Roys Legacy is 4th top, Pharoh Jake is 3rd top and only 1lb behind Charlie Lad in 2nd position so they could prosper if they go too fast in the lead but if my top rated ASK THE GURU 16/1 gets to the front at any point it could be hard to catch as it comes out top rated on times from all 3 courses that use this surface and is being ridden by the stables leading jockey for the 1st time in 17 races and he has won on the horse before and I'm quite pleased to see the price permits me to go with an each-way wager.
Ask The Guru 16/1 8th
Class 5 race with 11 runners and 6 that have led before and as long as they don't go too fast and cut each others throats it could be won from those near the front from the off, Powerful Wind stall 2 is my 4th top rated and a possible pace setter, Red Stripes could lead and stall 1 is ideal as long as it gets control of the rails and comes out 3rd best on my own figures, I actually start off with joint top rated horses in Noble Asset who could be the one to prosper if they go too fast up front but has had 8 runs on all-weather tracks without even making the frame so maybe its time is a case of it being towed along in a fast run race and its last few runs in a lower class don't point to it being in form and warranting this move up in class, besides all that the other joint top rated is YOUR'E COOL 14/1 who is being ridden by a 7lb claiming apprentice which moves it into clear top spot and if getting to the front it ought to prove to be hard to catch but stall 6 could be a positive or a negative as there's 4 possible pace setters in stalls 1 to 4, I will be looking for some value in the betting with this question to the fore in my analysis and its good enough to go each way but stakes will be kept on the lower side.
YOU'RE COOL 14/1 1ST