it's another big Saturday of racing and Warren Ashurst is on hand to give you three tips for Saturday - two from Warwick and one on the All-Weather at Lingfield.
Goring has shown improved form since being stepped up in trip and switched back to the AW and can complete a hat-trick over today’s C&D by taking this competitive-looking 1m contest.
The selection remains unexposed over Saturday’s distance, having been racing over sprint distances for the majority of his career, and having travelled well into the race he can confirm that form despite racing off a 7lb higher mark, with the selection likely to be able to race prominently in behind likely pace-setter Surrey Hope.
In addition to his two recent victories here, the selection also finished first passed the post on the AW at Wolverhampton as a juvenile prior to a subsequent disqualification and, with that in mind, can improve on his current 40% strike-rate (2/5) on the AW, with a good draw in stall two another positive.
Ms Parfois has been in good form since returning this season, winning two of her three outings over fences. The first of those successes came when seeing off eight rivals in a 2m5f handicap chase at Cheltenham a month ago and she followed up with a Listed victory when stepping up to an extended 2m7f at Newbury five days later.
Both of those successes came against her own sex and while she now tackles open company for the first time over fences, she remains open to improvement and is representing a stable with a 29% strike-rate (2/7) of late. The selection was held on her only previous start over today’s 3m trip but, given she has won a point-to-point in the past and was victorious over just shy of this trip last time out, she is worth another chance.
Kris Spin has produced his best form with plenty of cut in the ground and, with that in mind, he can take the competitive-looking Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle at Warwick (14:25) on Saturday. Kerry Lee’s charge has been in good form in recent starts, following up a hard-fought victory over an extended 3m at Ayr by finishing runner-up over a furlong shorter at Uttoxeter last time out.
The form of that most recent effort has been boosted by the victories of the fourth- and fifth-placed horses since. Given the 10-year-old has placed off a higher mark and has won over this C&D in the past, he can take this contest for a trainer in good form (3/13) at present, boasting a 17% strike-rate (3/17) at this venue in recent seasons.