2.20 Southwell

WEALD OF KENT (best price 9/4) looks a totally reformed character nowadays and he’s taken to grind out the fractions from the front around a track where he’s really come of age of late. Three C&D wins confirm that Michael Appleby’s charge is very much at home on this deep sort of surface and even though his hat trick bid was foiled here the other day, a defeat by the rapidly improving Play Nicely can hardly be seen as a backward step.
Weald Of Kent - 1pt @ 9/4Lost -1pt

2.35 Exeter

It was universally accepted that SONNY THE ONE (best price 2/1) was an extremely unlucky loser at Taunton last time and gets the vote to gain compensation in this similar contest. Things appeared to be going swimmingly for Colin Tizzard’s charge until Tom Scudamore lost a stirrup leather halfway down the back straight and from that point onwards, the hapless jockey had to ride his mount rodeo-style over the final three fences. To the horse’s great credit, he kept on stoically despite the hindrance of the man aboard bouncing around in the saddle and he almost pulled off an unlikely victory over the improving The Brock Again. As it stands, that form alone entitles him to be a warm order against today’s field and that confidence is raised even further now the son of Toubougg is returning a trip more in-keeping with his overall profile.
Sonny The One - 1pt @ 2/1Lost -1pt

2.55 Southwell

TATTING (NAP) (best price 15/8) gained his third and arguably most impressive win on the Fibresand five days ago and he’s a strong choice to follow up that success despite a 6lb burden and an extra furlong to cover. The time he posted when spread-eagling his field that day compared very favourably to the 85-rated Play Nicely, who landed the other staying race on the card, and with that in mind, Conor Dore’s charge still looks well treated off a mark still way below his highest ever winning perch.
Tatting - 2pt @ 15/8Won 3.75pt