THIRSK 2.45 (class 6 handicap-10 runners)
Eternalist, Krystallite, Roaring Rory my 4th top rated and Horsforth my 2nd top rated are all front-running types. Flash City is my 3rd top rated and usually chases the leaders.
GROUNDWORKER 9/1 is top rated and this one needs a fast pace to aim at and ran a decent race in a fast run affair at Pontefract 2 runs ago and that day dropped back to 7th nearing the finish when the jockey didn't push when its chance of winning had gone, this should be its type of race and is worth an each-way bet but my stakes will be kept low.
Groundworker 9/1 6th
THIRSK 3.55 (Class 4 handicap-12 runners)
Market Choice my 4th top rated is the only known front runner in the field so could have place claims Round The Island was my selection when it won last time out but this is a lot tougher Zylan is my 2nd top rated and being ridden by a 7lb claimer could have gone top but the trainer is a poor 0-10 here and so is the apprentice for this stable HIGHLAND ACCLAIM 14/1 comes out top here and this type of course should be fine for it, it is drawn in stall 2 which isn't ideal but it will like this switch back to grass after a fruitless winter campaign on the all-weather tracks and could pay dividends with a small each-way wager.
Highland Acclaim 14/1 2nd
BEVERLEY 7.00 (class 3 conditions-5 runners)
JUDICIAL is my top rated and also the official top-rated it will probably trey to lead all the way. Thesme is 2nd top rated another front runner and is also 2nd top on official figures
Soie D'Leau another front runner and my 3rd top rated but is the bottom of official figures.
SUMMARY: My top 3 are all front runners and I can't see the other 2 getting involved unless they improve dramatically and I think the selection JUDICIAL 5/4 ought to be classy enough to lead all the way here but I doubt it will be a very big price
Judicial 5/4 1st
BRIGHTON 8.10 (Class 5 handicap-6 runners)
GOLD CLUB is top rated and a repeat of its Yarmouth run this year ought to be good enough. Jersey Breeze is my 2nd top rated and a possible pace setter but a versatile type
Pushkin Museum is the other possible pace setter but might not stay the trip if it's a fast run race.
SUMMARY: I'm hoping the pace is decent if Jersey Breeze is pushed for the lead and then my selection GOLD CLUB 9/4 can stay the stronger at the finish to win this race.
Gold Club 11/4 6th
BRIGHTON 8.40 (CLASS 6 HANDICAP-6 RUNNERS)
Ask The Guru is my joint top rated but the trainer is 1-36 here so looks a negative
DEER SONG is the other joint top rated and is usually held up for a late challenge.
SUMMARY :- a poor race and no known front runners which might play into the selections hands as it doesn't stay the distance in a fast run race so if this race becomes tactical it must have every chance but I'm not sure if DEER SONG 11/8 is value at the odds but would back if winning and in a multi-bet.
Deer 7/4 6th