14:00 Newmarket

Sir Michael Stoute has a very strong hand here for this one and he may have it between his runners. The Hamdan Al Maktoum runner Mutamakkin was an eye catcher on his season reappearance when cutting through the field late on to finish third of 15 on his handicap debut. That effort was only his fourth run and so he remains with bags of potential. The way he shaped that day staying strongly at the finish suggests the step up to 1m1f will be right up his street today so he looks the one to be on and gets the nod.

The stable’s other runner for the powerful yard is Intimation who has a similarly progressive profile. He bolted up on both starts last terms including by a wide margin in his last outing. The big concern for him is that effort was over 300 days ago and this so he may just need this run over a slightly shorter trip today.

Another runner who could go well at a bigger price is the Marco Botti trained Emerald. A progressive type who seemed to learn from each of his four outings last term. He has a victory already on the rowley mile to his name and did it well that day. He will strip fitter for the recent run in the spring cup, his seasonal reappearance so he looks a good each way alternative, but he does have a bit to find with the principles.

Mutamakkin (WIN)



14:15 Goodwood

David Simcock’s Bateel can land this valuable prize today on his seasonal reappearance.

The 4-year-old was unbeaten last season with a hat trick of wins to its name in handicaps including one over today’s course and distance.

Jamie Spencer gets the leg up today and that will suit the horses’ running style. The horse does look a very exciting prospect this season and while it does need to step up on what it has achieved so far, is entered in a number of high profile engagements already so the stable obviously think a lot of it so I expect a bold bid today and is the selection.

Another horse with plenty of promise is the stable’s other runner Carnachy. Like her stable mate the four year old filly has won a handicap over course and distance doing so on her final appearance of last season to win by four lengths.

She has plenty of promise, and while she’s made the frame in all four of her starts to date, the lightly raced filly may need to play second fiddle to her stable mate today.

Another danger in a wide open contest is California for the in-form John Gosden yard. The stable has made a flying start to the season and so will have high expectations for this lightly raced four year old. She won her first two starts last term and then ran a career best over 1m5f, but she may want further than today’s trip and I’m not sure the drop back will suit so she may have to settle for minor honours.

Bateel (WIN)



14:30 Newmarket

A talented field line up for this exciting 5f sprint. The presence of Ed Lynam’s veteran superstar sprinter Sole Power makes this one all the more interesting. The old boy can see his distinguished powerful finish come to the fore in this type of contest and has a decent draw, but despite being battle ready from a recent run in Dubai, he has to shoulder a 6lb penalty and may just be vulnerable to a progressive younger horse today.

One such horse could be John Gosden’s four year old Waady. It won four of its six starts last term and has never lost in five starts over the minimum trip.

He has been gelded since last seen and is still quite lightly raced compared to some of these so that coupled with the strength of his group race winning form makes him the each way selection at an attractive price.

Another horse who can go close is the Godolphin runner Jungle Cat. The four year old went close when fourth in the group 1 Al Quoz Sprint recently in Dubai. He will be fit and ready to go after that and he looks like the penny has finally dropped for him at the minimum trip so expect him to be fighting out the finish with the selection.

Waady (E/W)



14:50 Goodwood

This race is historically a difficult one to crack for punters but the answer this time will likely come from Roger Varian’s lightly raced 4-year-old Mujassam. He has a good draw which will suit his front running style and so with two wins over 7f last term, and the form of those stands up quite well here in this field, so he looks a real threat to all. He has the look of a real progressive type and could be an exciting one to follow as a four year old this term so he gets to nod to win this today on route to bigger and better things later in the season.

The main threat could come from David Brown’s Exchequer.

The horse caught the eye when bolting up on his stable debut at lingfield when he led all the way to victory and the trainer is famous for rejuvenating horses with similar profiles so expect him to run his race from only 2lb higher here today albeit up in class for this one.

He may, however struggle from a wide draw to get to the lead and with similar front-running types in the race may struggle to get things his own way. He is still an decent each way price if he can get out and across from wide, but his record of 11 races without success on turf is a real worry.

Andrew Balding’s 8-year-old Highland Colori is another who can go well here. Third is last year’s renewal and now 1lb lower than that effort means David Probert’s mount would have to have a decent each way chance, but he hasn’t won since 2013 now and may have to settle for the minors again today.

Mujassam (E/W)



15:05 Newmarket

Ralph Beckett’s four year old Simple Verse was one of the stars of last season winning five of her doc starts which included two group 1s and culminated in her controversial St Leger win at Doncaster. She was in receipt of weight in that one and now has to concede 2lb to the boys today, but provided she has trained on again for her astute trainer then she can spring a surprise and beat the warm favourite here today and gets the nod as a solid each way bet.

That aforementioned warm favourite is none other than Irish Derby hero Jack Hobbs. Godolphin’s exciting four-year-old was firmly put in his place by superstar Golden Horn in both the Dante and the Derby last term before he dominated the field in the Irish equivalent. He is likely to meet different ground today, however and was turned over when a warm favourite in his last outing last term so he is far too short in the market to back here today.

Another horse who could go well at a price is Michael Bell’s Big Orange. The four year old has gone over 2m in his last four outings which included an impressive fifth in the Melbourne Cup and a win in the Group 2 Goodwood Cup last term. He started this campaign with a close second out in Meydan a few weeks ago and he will strip fitter for that run. He also boasts a course and distance win to his name and may run well at a price, but has a lot to find with the two principles.

Simple Verse (E/W)


15:45 Newmarket – 2000 Guineas

Aidan O’Brien looks locked and loaded for the classics again this year and the impressive Air Force Blue can get him off to a flyer here today. The Colt improved with every race last season and seemed to learn from his defeat to Buratino when putting that rival firmly in its place in the rematch. He was so impressive in both the national stakes and the Dewhurst when accounting for the reopposing Herald the Dawn and massaat respectively and he will take all the beating here stepped up to a mile. He gets the confident nod here and may just be a wide margin winner.

Hugo Palmer seems to be improving his stable with every season and he looks to have a horse who can play a part here in the shape of Galileo Gold. Frankie Dettori is in the saddle today and certainly knows how to get the job done if good enough. The three-year-old colt won three of his five starts last year and was a staying on third in a group 1 at Longchamp when last seen. He has a lot to find with the selection on bare form, but has definite each way claims.

The racing post trophy is always a pretty decent indicator of contenders for this race so last year’s shock winner Marcel has to be involved in the mix here. He is no stranger to turning over warm favourites as he proved that day and so he will be staying on late in the day today, but he may have still has a bit to find on form the O’Brien horse so may be battling for minor honours.

Air Force Blue (WIN)



Additional Race: (Pundit – Darren Goodbody)

16:55 Newmarket

A very competitive Listed event that see’s last years Grand Criterium runner up Cymric heads the market. John Gosden has come into some relevant form over the past fortnight and his son of Kitten’s Joy will not mind the cut in the ground.
One on my radar is Michael Stoute’s Abdon, he showed plenty of potential when landing his maiden at Newbury on soft ground. He is related to Keenes Dancer and half brother to Berkshire and Keenes Royale. He should be competitive in this event, Frankie Dettori takes the ride this afternoon.
Ryan Moore could be on another illustrious weekend and would not be out in the cold when he rides John Quinn’s SPEED COMPANY, Winner of a good handicap here on soft ground two weeks ago, I would expect him to step up here for a trainer that had been in good form at the right time.
Speed Company (WIN)




17:25 Fontwell Park

We start our evenings jumps preview with a seventeen furlong handicap chase.

The top rated horses Devil To Pay has had a really horrendous past twelve months having been pulled up or fallen in all of his last three runs.That said he looked good during his last race where he fell at the when looking like he was going to catch the leader and if he regains his confidence here he’ll be one to beat.

Midnight Chorister finished along way back in second over this distance last time out which was probably due to his current mark so he looks one to dismiss from this.

Richard Johnson’s ride Quadriller won over course and distance back in August but is another who struggled next time out from their current mark, he tends to like a bit more give in the ground but as a potential place in him.

Money Talks has been slashed down the weights recently which has let him get closer and closer recently, this race looks well suited to him if the ground holds and the drop back to this distance should suit.

Money Talks (WIN)


19:00 Fontwell Park

We stay at Fontwell for our second preview of the evening a seventeen furlong handicap hurdle.

To me this looks the strongest ride for the new 2016 Champion jockey Richard Johnson, he saddle Banyu who comes here with a seven pound penalty having won at Perth nine days ago, he made all that day and was well clear coming over the last and that form again would see him land a quick double.

Disputed is another coming here with a penalty to negotiate after winning by fourteen lengths last month but that race didn’t look as competitive as Banyu’s race so it doesn’t look he’ll beat him here.

Hill Fort is another who won impressively last time out winning by over eight lengths but he’s been punished more than most being raised eleven pounds and may just struggle here.

Heath Hunter has been thereabouts for a long time now but seems to do better when the going is heavy, this maybe a bit quick for him today but is defiantly one to put the the heavy going section of your note book.

Banyu (WIN)


19:50 Bangor-On-Dee

We head to the north of Wales for our final preview of the evening a  nineteen furlong novices’ hurdle.

The Nicky Henderson horse Newsworthy ran an absolutely cracking race when finishing second over this distance at Doncaster two months ago, he’d of learnt a lot from that run and with natural progression should finally go in today.

Vive Le Roi looks the obvious danger as he won by over ten lengths last time out when making all and eased in the final strides, he should go close once again even with his penalty but may not be able to catch Newsworthy.

Bennys King has been knocking on the door on his last two runs only finding one too good on each occasion, Liam Treadwell re-takes the reigns tonight and is another to keep a real eye on in the market.

Newsworthy (WIN)













14:30 Musselburgh
As is the norm we shall go with a speculative selection and this one would certainly fill that criteria as all bar Tallinski are making their debuts. Mark Johnston started the season in red hot form and has a 25% strike rate with his 2 year olds here over the last five years. His Kahrab looks a most likely type on paper and is massively respected, he has been on the drift however and as the yard are a little quieter of late he is taken on. Scuzeme is another who appeals on paper and his yard have been going well all season, his yard know how to get one ready at the 1st time of asking and he is another whom deserves plenty of respect. The Nazca Lines is yet another to make appeal and his yard have a 3-11 record with newcomers here over the last 5 seasons. Again his yard are going well and though money would make him even more appealing he is handed the vote as he is bred to make it over sprint trips. Lomu and Red Savina are other newcomers making the line-up and both wants monitoring in what looks an intriguing race that will almost certainly throw up winners.
The Nazca Lines (WIN)
16:15 Lingfield
Equally Fast got the better of the re-opposing Bertie Blu Boy by half a length over C&D two starts back before being well and truly put in his place when upped in grade at Newmarket the last time. Punters will likely expect a big run from her and his yard are going well, the handicapper has given Bertie Blu Boy a great chance of reversing the form however and he is expected to do just that on a track he likes. Secret Asset has the assistance of Luke Morris and is likely to have this run to suit, should he finally fire he would also have a chance but despite the poor numerical turnout, there will be easier tasks. Just Us Two only started the last campaign at Windsor and duly went in, he looked sure to improve after that and has a very nice profile. Things rather hit the wall afterwards however as he got upset in during the prelims at Newmarket and ran an absolute shocker in the race. Trained by Robert Cowell he couldn’t be in better hands and though he must prove he handles these surfaces, he is taken to land this and looks like a type who could be worth following.
Just Us Two (WIN)
17:40 Chepstow
This looks likes it wont take much winning and veteran Jezza is taken to land the spoils after a couple of decent efforts around Kempton. A winner here and a winner at Newbury when last seen on turf, he now finds himself 2lbs below that mark and is taken to beat these despite his advancing years.  Madam Lafite is easily the most unexposed and would be a massive player if the market spoke strongly in her favour, she showed signs of ability when upped to this trip around Kempton last time and is probably the most likely should Jezza fail to fire. Arthur’s Queen won twice on the level in France but has shown very little over timber in the UK, again the market should be informative but a leap of faith would be required either way. Virgil Earp comes from a yard more than capable of landing races of this nature and wants respecting, a comment that also applies to Fuzzy Logic. The others would be most disappointing winners and though its dangerous playing with favourites in such moderate affairs, Jezza really ought to take a lot of beating.
Jezza (WIN)


14.20 Lingfield

William Muir is no stranger to laying one out for a race here at Lingfield and especially over this sort of trip today so he may just be set for a bold bid at the winner’s enclosure once again.

The four-year-old Lorelei got off the mark in eye-catching fashion last time out at Wolverhampton over 2miles. That was the 12th time of asking for the horse, but the horse hasn’t been out of the frame in its last four starts since placing more of an emphasis on stamina. The manner of the win last time saw it go straight into the note book following the five length success. Despite a 9lb hike in the weights, the filly looks set for another bold bid. The Lingfield track will not be a problem either as she has run well here previously and with Martin Dwyer back in the saddle being another plus, she gets the nod here.

Gay Kelleway’s runner What A Party looks the main threat to the selection. The horse has not won since 2014 when a dual winner over 7f. Changed days now over this sort of trip, but she has been running consistently well recently making the frame in all of her last four starts and she shaped like this sort of trip is well within her scope. She looks very competitive on form if she gets the trip, and may be the one to chase home the selection.

One who may go well at price is Broughtons Berry. Willie Musson’s charge was seventh out of 13 last time over 16f, but was doing her best work late in the day and so she holds each way claims with the Champion Jockey Sylvestre De Sousa booked in the saddle.

Lorelei (WIN)


16.15 Punchestown

This valuable 2m handicap won’t take a lot of winning and so it looks setup for Jessica Harrington’s Rock The World. The 8-year-old novice chaser was progressive early on in the season on this type of ground with two wins and three placed efforts before running from a break to claim third in the Grand Annual chase at Cheltenham. That form looks rock solid in this field and with the stable already being in the winners at the festival, the signs all point to another positive run in this one and he may take some stopping so gets the confident nod at an attractive price. One concern for the selection is the tailed off run behind the ill-fated Arzal in the Manifesto Novices chase at Aintree three weeks ago, but the horse wasn’t given a hard time once the race was gone that day and he can get compensation today at a track where he has previous winning course and distance form.

Henry De Bromhead’s runners are always to be feared at Punchestown and it is no different today with his top weight Days Hotel. The horse came back from serious injury setbacks to win at Naas in a grade 2 back in February proving he has the talent back at this level, but his run last time in conditions company suggests he may find life tough back in handicap company conceding weight all round.

The stable’s other runner Sizing Codelco though rates as the main danger to the selection. The seven year old has the standout form in the race with his second placed effort behind Shaneshill, so there is no questioning his ability, but unseated at the first fence in both of his starts either side of that run. If that hasn’t dented confidence then expect him to give the selection the most to do, but the ground has probably just gone against him.

Rock The World (E/W)


17:30 Punchestown

The festival was dealt a blow when the superstar hurdling stayer Thistlecrack pulled out of this one, but that ones loss looks like Alpha Des Obeaux’s gain after a frustrating season for the Mouse Morris. The race now looks like a match up between that one and Wullie Mullins’ Shaneshill. Both horses are closely matched on form after they both chased Thistlecrack home by a seven length margin, but Alpha Des Obeaux gets the credit of the better run at Cheltenham in the world hurdle.  Not only was the Mullins horse’s assignment over shorter in the Liverpool Hurdle over 2m4f, it was also on a flatter track at Aintree. Both classy hurdlers also share course form to their name, but again Alpha Des Obeaux probably just shades it on the merit of that form and I think he will get his day today to land the Grade 1 to make up for his five Runner up berths this term.

Mullins and Walsh will clearly not go down without a fight so it could be a decent match up given their treble on day two, but the Mouse Morris yard ain’t exactly struggling at the moment either so I reckon the dual grand national trainer will be back in the winners enclosure here.

The one horse that is interesting at a price is Diamond King. Davie Russell produced a masterclass to time the horses path to Coral Cup glory to perfection with a superb hold up ride and that patient style may just be a big plus here today if the big two have a duel, but he is both up in class and distance so may have to settle for the minor honours.

Alpha Des Obeaux (WIN)



14:55 Wolverhampton

We start at Dunstall Park for a Novice Fillies’ Stakes over the five-furlong trip on the tapeta surface.

Mark Johnston is a trainer that fires plenty of darts and his form can be hit and miss. His filly Love Oasis ran in a Newmarket maiden when a close fifth to Fiery Character. It seemed a truly run race and she was staying on when the penny dropped. The horse that finished sixth that day has since won while the third was second was next seen. A daughter of Oasis Dream so should take to this surface.

 Kodi Da Capo ran on this surface on debut in what was a modest maiden. She was staying on to finish third and that race was won by a Tom Dascombe runner, so he may have a gauge on how good this Keith Dalgleish filly is. The Scottish trainer only has two runners on the card plus she could improve for her experience, so could have the potential to go better.

Tom Dascombe’s two year olds’ have started quite well and Tennessee Rose, despite the lack of experience, could be worth an each-way play. Her dam was a winner as a juvenile and she is related to a few winners over sprint trips. Over time she is potentially a miler and this could be too early for her to record a victory but the way Manor House stables have started have suggested they have some half decent two year olds.

Tennessee Rose (E/W if 9/2+)



16:55 Punchestown 

We take a trip over the Irish Sea to take in the Grade 1 Novice Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival.

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh look set to team up with the favourite Bellshill and this six year old was second to Ballyoptic at Aintree 19-days ago where he was headed close to the line. After winning over two-miles-four-furlongs at Naas and Navan relatively comfortably this trip should be up his street and he proved that at Aintree. Due to the trainer and jockey factor he could be over bet and after Yorkhill and Vautour being turned over yesterday, it might be worth taking him on.

Emerging Force could give Harry Whittington some positive news after it emerged yesterday the yard had lost star Novice Chaser Arzal due to a leg infection. This horse stayed on stoutly at Doncaster in February to win by a neck before unseating on the last day. He does have something to prove stepping up into this grade.

Acapella Bourgeois has won at Thurles previously, so should handle the tracks configurations. This is the first time he’s been stepped up to three-miles but has looked like a stayer in the way he has shaped twice beating Nambour when staying on late in his races. Sandra Hughes’ inmate is stepping up in grade but looks worthy of continuing his improvement.

Acapella Bourgeois (E/W)



16:15 Pontefract

Normandy Barriere is progressed well last season for Nigel Tinkler and he could be worth siding with in this six-furlong Handicap.

The son of Rock Of Gibraltar won on his first two starts of the campaign in stylish fashion, including one over course and distance, before bumping into two well-handicapped horses. At York’s Dante meeting he was second to Udododontu, who is now rated in the hundreds, and second to Dawn’s Early Light, who also rose up the weights following that win. A low draw tends to be beneficial and having won on his seasonal reappearance last season his winter break wouldn’t worry me too much.

From a pace perspective fellow top weight Barkston Ash could be the one to try and make the running. Eric Alston’s charge comes here having had a recent run 13-days ago when only a length third at Ripon. That was run on desperate ground, but being a son of Kyllachy the better ground might not to as beneficial. At eight year’s old and not having won since May 2014, he may be getting long in the tooth.

Another potential leader is David O’Meara’s first choice Eternity’s Gate, who is drawn high in stall 13. The majority of his 14 career runs have been over the minimum trip but he has gone close when trying the trip before emptying close home. Despite having had a run he looks as if he needs a couple of runs before getting hard fit.

Normandy Barriere (WIN)







15:05 Nottingham
Loaves And Fishes was an impressive winner on racecourse debut back in 2014, winning on good ground by almost three lengths on his only career attempt over a mile. He has subsequently failed to make the frame in any of his five races since but, having his first run for David O’Meara back at a trip he’s won over previously, he is an interesting runner today.
Moon River arrives in amazing form having won her last three, although all three came over seven furlongs and all came at Southwell. She has won previously over a mile and boasts a 50% winning strike rate on the all-weather but is passed over here as she is yet to make the frame in six attempts on turf, including two attempts here at Nottingham.
Lavetta carries a penalty and steps up in trip having won two from her last three over seven furlongs, however won by over two lengths eased down last time out so the extra distance and the penalty don’t cause too much concern. Furthermore she was a close second in the race she didn’t win but the victor has won again since so the form is holding up well and Joe Fanning keeping the ride for today’s race is an extra added bonus as he has a winning strike rate approaching 30% when riding for the stable.
Lavetta (WIN)
16:05 Brighton
Trainer George Baker has started the flat season well, notching two winners and two placed efforts from six in the last two weeks on turf. He has a 20% winning strike rate over the last five years here at Brighton with impressive level stakes profit results over the same time period and sends just one here today, by way of new recruit Nags Wag. The three year old filly signed off last season with a win over todays trip at Kempton and also has a win over the minimum trip on good-to-firm ground at Bath to her name and is taken to continue progressing here.
Likely favourite Born To Finish produced his best career effort when second at Chelmsford earlier this month and the 3lbs rise is more than offset by a 5lbs claimer. However he was still over two lengths behind the winner and wasn’t getting any closer so the biggest danger looks to be the only previous course and distance winner in the field. 
In fact the above mentioned course and distance win is also Addicted To Luck’s only career win yet she was last seen competing in a listed race at Newbury in October last year so has to be in with a chance now back in handicap company.
Nags Wag (E/W if 9/2+)
17:30 Punchestown
Vautour really needs no introduction and given a clear round of jumping should be too strong for his rivals here. However he made an uncharacteristic error when falling when in command in the Melling Chase at Aintree at the start of the month and with this still fresh in the memory he may be worth taking on at such short odds again.
The Tom George trained Gods Own benefitted most from Vautour’s fall, emerging as a three length winner at Aintree. A previous course and distance winner (on his only previous run here), he has a strike rate approaching 60% for top three finishes over a two mile trip and again looks a decent choice to fill the placings at the very least.
Special Tiara finished five lengths ahead of Gods Own when third in the Queen Mother Champion Chase and has a great record over fences with four wins and five placed efforts from eighteen attempts. However he has had to play bridesmaid many times in the last few years, only winning two from sixteen in the last three years and may be destined for minor honours again today.
At a bigger price I am siding with the Nicky Henderson trained Simonsig who, despite only being seen once in three years when finishing a close second to Bobs Worth at Aintree in November 2015, he has a fantastic career record of eight wins (and two seconds) from ten, including the 2012 Neptune and 2013 Arkle. Nicky Henderson has never given up on his now ten year old and if recent performances from Sprinter Sacre are anything to go by then Simonsig has to be considered for a place at the very least.
Simonsig (E/W)


18:00 Windsor

Kuantan has only had one previous run but he was a good second to Mainstream in a maiden at Nottingham last autumn. The form of that race has worked out well as the likes of Rainbow Dreamer, Ginger Joe and Captain Peacock who were well beaten by Roger Charlton’s charge have all won races subsequently.

Wave Reviews is a little more experienced than the selection and was only just touched off at Newmarket when he was last seen out back in October. WIlliam Haggas has his stable in terrific form with four of his last six runners all winning. With further improvement likely he looks the biggest threat to the selection. Desert Haze gets a useful five pounds from her male counterparts this evening and she went well on soft ground at Newbury on her last start. Nothing has come out of that race to boost the form but with experience on her side she should see off quite a few of the newcomers.

Kuantan is partnered by William Twiston-Davies for the first time tonight and there is  every chance he can improve as a three year old. Roger Charlton has already been amongst the winners of late and it wouldn’t be the biggest of shocks to see this one progress further.

KUANTAN (E/W if 9/2+)


18:20 Wolverhampton

Quality Art is beginning  to look like a very well handicapped horse at present and his run around here last time suggested he was coming back into form. Four of his last five career wins have come over this course and distance and Rob Hornby knows him inside out. He is fully comfortable racing at this level and has won in better company in the past. He has to rate as a danger to all if bouncing right back to somewhere near his best.

Rampers bids to atone for his disappointing effort last time. Despite being sent off as favourite, he ducked coming out of the stalls and Lucy Barry had no chance of keeping the partnership intact. Cathy Gannon takes over in the saddle today and if putting that run behind him, he has to be considered a live threat. As a three year old he is still open to any amount of improvement and has definite claims. Spray Tan bids for back to back wins at this track for Tony Carroll and George Downing. He too is still well treated on the best of his old form and is entitled to make the frame.

Quality Art may be an eight year old now but he retains plenty of ability. This is his track, this is his grade and he has to command utmost respect.

QUALITY ART (E/W if 9/2+)


19:30 Windsor

Moojaned showed that he has an affinity for this track when recording a second career success here just last week. Having made all the running under Philip Prince seven days ago, he was a length and a half too strong for Allnecessaryforce and the front two pulled some ten lengths clear of their rivals including the reopposing Starwatch. He is clearly on good terms with himself and with a fitness edge over so many of these, he has to rate very high on any shortlist.

All My Love ran a positive race on her seasonal debut at Doncaster a few weeks ago. The form of the race has already received a boost courtesy of Treasury Notes who won at Ripon on Saturday. She ought to enjoy this ground and she looks the biggest threat to the selection. Instant Karma has stamina in abundance and won over hurdles at Fakenham last month. The five year old is set to carry top weight this evening but with previous course and distance winning form, it would be foolish to rule him out.

Moojaned has plenty of previous experience on this track and must know every blade of grass. He has made the frame in four previous visits here and despite a six pound rise in the weights he has to go close yet again.

MOOJANED (E/W if 9/2+)