Catterick are hopeful of racing on Friday despite all the rain and will be joined by an all bumper card on the all-weather surface at Kempton Park with further sand meetings at Lingfield Park and Wolverhampton (4.50 to 8.00).
1.00 – Lingfield – There doesn’t seem to be a lot of pace in this field and it could therefore pay to stay on the side of a prominent racer which means the pick is CAPAILL LIATH. Formerly a hold up horse on the turf, this grey flyer has reverted to more of a presser in his racing style and could get a run on the definitive hold up horses here, namely Mr David, the untrustworthy Prince of Burma and Seek The Fair Land. It’s not a claimer to go overboard about, but to my mind the selection is the most reliable in the line-up.
BET NOW – CAPAILL LIATH
2.35 – Lingfield – By the very nature of a class six sprint this race should take very little winning, but it is still a competitive race at this level and I will be looking to have a small each-way wager on the relatively unexposed FANTASY INVADER. Gary Moore’s charge has raced from five furlongs to a seven in his brief career to date, but this is arguably his best trip and he races from his lowest mark to date of 48.
The veteran performers down at the bottom of the weights, Sherjawy and Ishetoo, would both have claims on their recent best figures, but a bigger danger to the selection could well come from Seamster after a cracking run at Kempton Park last time out. However, his chance could well be compromised by the fact that he won’t get an uncontested lead here.
BET NOW – FANTASY INVADER
7.00 – Wolverhampton – DISCO DAVE looks to have a clear chance of bouncing back to form here after two runs inside a week at Lingfield and back here. Despite being on a three pound higher mark than last time out, the six-year-old was pretty keen that day and if racing with a bit more restraint I fancy he could take all the beating here off bottom weight.
Gabrial The Boss deservedly returned to winning form last time out when landing a fair claimer at Kempton and has every chance off a mark of 68 on his best form, while I also have the greatest of respect for the unexposed Candy Kitten if there is any kind of decent pace in the race.
BET NOW – DISCO DAVE
8.00 – Wolverhampton – If the visor works the second time around on LEXI’S HERO then the six-year-old is going to be very hard to stop in his pursuit of a hat-trick off a mark of 81 having won previously from 70 and 75. He should once again take care of Desert Strike (a long way behind the selection last time out) and in turn have too much pace for the likes of I’ll Be Good and Temple Road.
The last named is a fair tool in this grade, but as always will need to settle to show his best form, but is nonetheless a huge danger to the selection and may be worth combining in a forecast mixer.
BET NOW – LEXI’S HERO