THE return of racing has put a big spring in my step and I feel full of verve and vigour ahead of today’s action.
There are some cracking chances about and I’ve picked out my best bets for the day.
3.35 Aye Right – Barring a blip when Cheltenham was clearly a bit much for him to handle, Harriet Graham’s six-year-old has been a model of improvement recently.
Three wins up north flanked that defeat, and a 4lb rise for his latest victory under similar conditions makes him the one to beat here.
The slight step up in trip shouldn’t be a problem and this is not a strong race for the grade.
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4.00 Hurricane Dylan – Top-weight sneaks into a 0-120 and that will help him get back in front after going close in a couple of contests.
He boasts the best recent form of these and Richard Patrick eases his burden by taking off 3lb.
The slight drop in trip will be ideal and he can strike against some uninspiring opposition.
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2.05 Fontwell – Silver Quay
3.35 Kelso – Aye Right
4.00 Leicester – Hurricane Dylan
6.40 Chelmsford – Probability
2.05 Silver Quay – Doesn’t carry a penalty for winning in grand style at Taunton last time out and that can see him bring up the hat-trick.
The different track is a slight question mark but if handling it then his progression should see him through.
Bryony Frost gets on well with him and he gets his required ground conditions once again.
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6.40 Probability – The most unexposed of these looks to have a good chance based on his handicap debut third last time out.
He wasn’t beaten far that day and should improve again considering he’s only had a handful of runs.
His four rivals don’t possess nearly as much potential as he does and he can take this on the way to better things.