TARA FLOW(best price 4/1) probably found the race coming too soon when failing to take advantage of what appeared a favourable mark two starts back at Huntingdon, but as she proved last time out, Venetia Williams’ inmate is a smart mare when on song and conditions are in her favour. In lowering the colours of the well-touted and previously unbeaten The Organist at Leicester 24 days ago, the daughter of Kayf Tara posted her best set of figures, and as she appears to be at her best over a stiff right-handed track on testing ground, everything looks set fair for her to put up a bold bid.
Tara Flow - 1pt @ 4/1
Jonjo O’Neill wouldn’t have had many runner at the Norfolk venue in recent times, so the tip should be taken with ROCK N RHYTHM(best price 13/2), as the Gloucstershire handler sends his charge on the 190-miles cross country journey. Although yet to win over fences in three starts, the son of Rock Of Gibraltar has run some useful races in defeat – including in a hot race at Kempton last time out – and with his yard just beginning to splutter into form recently, he’s fallen to a mark which should allow him to be competitive for the first time over the larger obstacles.
Rock N Rhythm - 1pt @ 13/2
COTO (NAP)(best price 7/1) has been contested much stronger races than the one she faces tonight of late and she is fancied to capitalise on a welcome drop in grade. Michael Tynan’s filly ran a good deal better than her final finishing position suggested over the C&D two starts ago when running on strongly after a slow start to snatch fourth behind the progressive Chiclet and a repeat of that level of form would be enough to see her competitive off her lowest mark for quite some time.
Coto - 1pt e/w @ 7/1
IKERRIN ROAD(best price 9/2) posted decent speed figure on his racecourse debut at Newcastle in August but probably found the drop back in trip when sent off favourite on his next start all against him. That said, he was up against a useful sort in the shape of Force, who was strongly fancied to run a big race in the Chesham at Royal Ascot, and coming from a yard that is in a decent bit of form at present, John Quinn’s charge is expected to put up a bold bid to get off the mark at the third time of asking over a more suitable trip.