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David Ord is in the tipping chair for Monday and he hopes a Tim Easterby sprinter can take advantage of a plummeting mark at Redcar.


Monday Nap of the Day

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EEH BAH GUM - 4.15 Redcar (NAP)

He dropped 12 pounds during a poor 2020 campaign and down a further two following his Thirsk reappearance, EEH BAH GUM is fancied to bounce back in the Watch Racing TV In Stunning HD Handicap.

Some of Tim Easterby's team have needed their first run back and the six-year-old very much shaped as if it was the case for him but still ran with encouragement. He was strong in the market there, has won over this course-and-distance and is now ten pounds below his last winning mark.

It's not quite a case of now or never, but it's getting there - the yard is flying and hopefully we can see a revival here.


VENTURA FLAME - 1.35 Carlisle

She's won and finished second on two starts over course and distance and VENTURA FLAME can enhance that record by landing the Blackwell Handicap at Carlisle.

Keith Dalgleish's charge arrives here at the top of her game too, winning at Beverley in April and finishing a good third there from this mark last time.

The testing ground will suit too and she must go close.

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PUTTING GREEN - 2.55 Ffos Las

If fit to fire after a recent break, PUTTING GREEN is handicapped to win the Oil 4 Wales Handicap Hurdle at Ffos Las.

Neil Mulholland's charge won from marks of 114 and 118 at Perth in July 2019 and after a spell in the wilderness bounced back to form when third at Plumpton in January.

He races from the same rating of 111 here. He has to concede weight all round but if in the same form as last time, will take some pegging back.


MUSTANG KODI - 5.20 Windsor

He's an each-way price in the Fitzdares Welcomes Back Spectators To Racing Handicap and a good run is on the cards from MUSTANG KODI.

Roger Teal's runner shaped well at Wolverhampton last time. Stepped up in trip, he was short of room turning in and stayed on nicely to finish third behind Dansing Bear.

Cheekpieces are applied here and from a pound lower mark he has a definite chance of hitting the frame at the very least.


ABLE KANE - 7.05 Leicester

He goes well here and ABLE KANE can reverse recent form with Dancinginthewoods and land the Book Online At: leicester-racecourse.co.uk Handicap.

Rod Millman's charge is two pounds better off for a half-length defeat and having conceded first run last time, should have his rival's measure this time around.

Richard Kingscote is a positive jockey booking and the four-year-old should be at his best on a track at which he's already proven.


Tuesday Nap of the Day

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LALOCHEZIA – 6.05 Hexham (NAP)

LALOCHEZIA was no doubt a touch unfortunate to bump into a rare Paul Nicholls raider at Hexham earlier in the month and can go one better in the Discover Our Land Novices’ Hurdle at the same venue.

He was having his first start under Rules after showing some promise in point-to-points and, after attracting support before the off, travelled really well for Oakley Brown before having to concede defeat to a stronger stayer from the top of the straight.

The pair pulled 32 lengths clear of the third which bodes well for Justin Landy’s horse and the slight drop back in trip on this occasion looks a plus if anything.

The relatively exposed Grange Ranger looks the main threat but it’ll be disappointing if the selection can’t progress past that one and get off the mark at the second attempt.


JUST JACOB – 1.45 Nottingham

The Bet At racingtv.com Median Auction Maiden Stakes has the makings of a decent little race and the one who appeals most is William Haggas’ JUST JACOB.

He showed a fair amount of ability in a Newbury maiden won by Scope (now rated 95) at the end of October, racing prominently and travelling with menace until his wheels started to spin in the really deep ground.

He wasn’t unduly knocked about by James Doyle – far from it in fact – and is open to bags of improvement making his three-year-old debut here.

He’s a fascinating horse and is hopefully a little overlooked in the betting, certainly in relation to the likes of King Of Clubs who has had three goes already and is rated 82.


SOYOUNIQUE – 3.40 Wolverhampton

Sir Mark Todd’s SOYOUNIQUE remains on the upgrade despite failing to land the hat-trick at Lingfield last time and can get back to winning ways in Wolverhampton's Black Country’s Only Racecourse Handicap.

The four-year-old set out in handicaps with a mark of 70 and really took off when slipping down to the mid-50s earlier this year.

He’s now up to 65 and fully 10lb higher than when winning for the first time over this course and distance in late-March, but the last effort smacked of a horse still ahead of the assessor as he just didn’t get into the clear until it was too late.

Stall 11 isn’t ideal this time but the horse is generally away quit well from the gates and looks likely to pick up a mid-field position before making his move when it matters most.


FASCINATING LIPS – 4.25 Brighton

Gary Moore has his Flat team in good shape at present and FASCINATING LIPS can make a winning return to turf in the Vickers.bet Casino And Live Casino Handicap.

The German import shaped quite well despite being restless at the start on his UK debut at Windsor and built on that to win a touch cosily on the all-weather last time.

Raised just 2lb for the head success at Lingfield, he’s got plenty of scope to improve further for his new connections and doesn’t look like he’ll have any issues with the extra couple of furlongs on offer on this occasion.


GOOD BOY BOBBY – 7.25 Huntingdon

GOOD BOY BOBBY has looked far more comfortable back over hurdles since the turn of the year and the step up in trip could unlock a bit of improvement in the Racing TV Handicap Hurdle at Huntingdon.

He’s bred to get staying trips, the dam being a sister to Voler La Vedette and half-sister to Hennessy, and Good Boy Bobby performed like he was possibly now in need of three miles when second at Perth last month.

He met a really lightly-raced, progressive horse in Kakamora that day so leaving him on a mark of 135 – some 11lb lower than his peak rating over fences – is arguably quite lenient, while his chief rival Coeur Serein is up 12lb for winning by three-quarters of a length at Newbury when last seen.


May winners...

  • Ever So Cool - 11/4
  • Winter Power - 5/1
  • Blue Ribbon - 7/2
  • Hong Kong Harry - evens (NAP)
  • Authorizo - 6/5
  • Glencassly - 5/6
  • Cochise - 10/3
  • Restandbethankful - 13/8
  • Ariel - 5/1
  • Creek Harbour - 4/1
  • Tawleed - 4/1 (NAP)

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