Quite a nice race for a class 6 affair and 2 of the 9 runners have been known to lead before and on this straight course the draw doesn't seem to matter too much if at all, Culloden has only shown poor form on this surface so I'm doubting it will be able to lead here, Ryedale Rio is 4th top rated with Jacobs Pillow in 3rd spot and this one has looked as though further would suit and should be staying on at the finish and could make the frame but its trainers record is a poor 1-25 here, 2nd spot goes to Borough Boy who also looks as though further would suit it and could make the frame but my top rated is POWERFUL WIND 4/1 who is the other front runner and if leading here it could lead all the way and go one better than last time out at Lingfield.
Powerful Wind 5/1 3rd
5:05 Newmarket -
With 11 runners this class 3 race looks a bit hard to analyse to a conclusive conclusion, there's 3 that have been known to lead and that's a good enough place to start, Foxy Forever in stall 7 is my 3rd top rated but once again I don't think the draw will matter with my 2nd top rated Majestic Hero in stall 5, the other front running type may not want the going to be on the firm side of good so I'm hoping I can discard it, Dungannon starts off as my 4th best but a 7lb claiming apprentice would move it into 3rd spot but this one also wouldn't want firm going, my top rated is Oh So Sassy but this one along with Majestic Hero it may need its 1st run of the year to gain fitness, the biggest problem could be the very dangerous looking Independence Day who is dropped in class to run here as it has raced in Listed and Group class but its 2 runs in 2016 were nowhere near that level but if it has retained any of it ability from 2015 it would win doing handstands and the but is a big but, so with “possible” negatives against my top 3 ratings and the “possible” danger I'm going to tread carefully but will be having a very small each way bet on OH SO SASSY 12/1 and that's only because I think its about twice the price I was expecting it to be.
Oh So Sassy 33/1 3rd (so close)
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