Great weekend with 5/1 and 11/10 winners at Sheffield on Saturday night following a 5/1 shot getting beat on the line at Romford Friday night. Tonight i’ll be looking to Nottingham and tipping up one of Anneliese Thompson’s bitches. (Anneliese. If you’re reading this, great work on the pro-racing campaign – keep up the amazing publicity you are giving the sport!)
Nap – 21.22 Hagswood River
This bitch for Anneliese Thompson will be looking to bang out and make all tonight. Previously a predominant 4 bend campaigner, she has been running well most recently in 6 bend company at Nottingham and Sheffield.. She has shown the ability to win Opens at Nottingham and she looks to extend her 5/16 record tonight. She missed it a beat last time but on the balance of things and given another opportunity she should have too much early for these – her recent 15.40 break on the penultimate run here and a 42.53 stands out from the field tonight. If she can get on the bunny then it will take some staying performance from the competition to pick her up. T6 has shown flashes of ability to do just that in the past but gets well behind early and will likely have to come through traffic whilst 2 and 3 will likely be on her tail early on looking to make the most of any errors.
If the selection can break well and hold the rail then I can see her pulling right away from these to land the prize.
2 points – 21.22 Hagswood River – T1 (6/4 Ladbrokes, Coral) – I wouldn’t take any shorter personally!
Next Best – 19.36 Tractor Skinner
The next best goes at 19.36 in A1 action. This race looks nicely set up for the selection who will likely sit behind these at the first bend. T2, T3, T5 and T6 will all be prominent early but with T3 showing he likes to move off at the bend and T5 and T6 also going to cause each other issues it could be T2 who scoots round in front. The selection in T1 will hopefully get the clear run round behind the upgraded T2 and pick it up late on. Normally I would advise a T1/T2 RFC saver however if 5 or 6 do manage to go round early they could also fill the forecast places.
1 point 19.36 Tractor Skinner – T1 (no prices currently but want to get the tips out for everyone – wont take shorter than 3/1)