The 1st division of a class 6 sprint with 10 runners and 3 that have been known to lead before, my 3rd top rated Frank The Barber from stall 8 and Harpers Ruby from stall 3 are 2 of those possible pace setters and with the advantage of being likely to gain control on the rails my 2nd top rated ought to take some catching, I do think this horse is better over a longer trip so will need to get the fractions right if setting the pace but my top rated is SEE VERMONT 9/1 who was only beaten 2 lengths when finishing 5th last time out at Newcastle and the same jockey, Daniel Tudhope is employed again and he had 10 previous rides for the stable resulting in 3 wins and now this looks a good opportunity for it to get back to winning ways.
See Vermont 9/1 3rd
3:00 Wolverhampton -
This 2nd division has 9 runners but 6 of them have been known to lead so this could be fast and furious as my 4 top rated horses are all possible front runners and anything I select will need a degree of luck to escape any early trouble, Tonis A Star is 4th best and drawn in stall 5, Davids Beauty comes out 3rd top from stall 4, in 2nd position is the top weight ROARING RORY 7/1 and stall 2 so this one may be the one to gain control of the rails and then prove hard to peg back and the connections have employed a good 5lb claiming apprentice to aid their cause but I've got Pearl Noir from stall 6 as my top rated and this one has got a 7lb claiming apprentice on board and he has ridden it the last twice when finishing 3rd at Southwell beaten 2 and a half lengths and then last time out 2nd beaten by half the distance of its previous run at this course and distance, but I'm not sure the apprentice can win the race from this draw as he seems to need more experience and I rate him as a negative, so there's a 12lb swing if I add on 1 apprentice's 5lb claim and deduct the 7lb from the other horse the topweight is now my top rated and therefore the selection and I'm hoping it can lead all the way for victory.
Roaring Rory 7/1 1st
6:20 Kempton -
An 8 runner race with just 2 known pace setters, there's only 1 horse that I've dismissed completely and 4 others could be capable of doing better that they have shown so far under this type of conditions then only 3 that have fast enough times to make my graphs, Royal Rettie is my 3rd top rated but may need even further to show its best form so ought to be staying on at the finish, in 2nd place is Assertive Agent who can be held up or track the leaders and comes from the stable of Tony Carroll who is not adverse to having multi-entries in a race and has done so here as he also saddles my top rated horse BEAU MISTRAL 5/2 and this one is 1 of the 2 possible pace setters and this one has the best draw of the pair and if getting to the front from stall 4 it ought to prove to be very hard to catch and I'm hoping it attempts to lead all the way but if it falters it could set it up for its stablemate who is the same price so it looks like the bookies are thinking that the stable are out to win the race and I will stick to the selection but stakes will be kept on the low side of things.
Beau Mistral 5/1 7th
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