• 12/05/2017 12 May 2017 | View comments

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    2.05 Cape Hideaway has the form and ability to win this, he just has a habit of getting beaten when he should have won. Money this morning for Sweeping Rock who is much lower than when he first achieved a handicap rating over hurdles, but that is for good reason. Star Trouper has always been capable and should have won at Wetherby a few months ago, he is settling better in his races and you would rather see his stable in better form but I am sure that will only be a matter of time, he has a better chance than 9/1.


    3.10 Destinys Gold looked poised when falling last time out at Warwick, that was his debut for Dr. Newland obvious chance again today but odds are skinny for a horse who hasn’t won as often as he should have. Star Foot should prove a good each-way poke at 6/1, it is less likely he will win but down in grade and in form he should go well. At a bigger price 16/1 despite being an 11 year old in first time cheek-pieces Fort Carson can run well around a course he has won at, ideally I think he needs a bit further or a more testing track these days.


    3.45 North Hill will be difficult to beat, he is in great form at present and the step up to 3 miles should also be in his favour, he remains a well handicapped horse. Pickamix is just one of many inform horses in this, he should have more progress than most and Charlie Mann has his string in good form at the moment. Brian Boranha won over CD last time has been very consistent all last season this is a better race so another step up required. Southport hasn’t progressed as I thought he would have after winning here and Popelys Gull would be my idea of the value of the race at 11/1, 2nd the last three runs, all over this trip he has done nothing wrong. He has crept up the handicap a couple of pounds again and this is a step up in grade but I think the race will suit him.


    4.15 Not a race that made much appeal but Starlight Court would have won his only Irish Point but fell at the last, he probably has been a bit disappointing over hurdles but this ground and trip should suit him well. We all know how well schooled he will be coming from the inform Dan Skelton yard.


    4.45 Pawn Star’s latest Chepstow 2nd was given a timely boost last weekend, he looks solid today and his stable are in good order. At a bigger price Wings Attract is now a well handicapped horse but an out of form one, if it is just a case that the first time tongue tie is what he needs then everything else is in place for a big run.

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