Sir Billy Wright is one of four selections from our racing expert Andy Holding today.
Typical of many horses before him, SWIFT CEDAR (best price 7/1)
predictably bombed on the tapeta surface after several quality efforts on the fibresand and now he returns back his favourite terrain, David Evans’ makes plenty of appeal. If you take his performance when fourth to the very useful Gang Warfare at face value, a repeat of that level of form would give him sound credentials in this weaker-looking contest and with the likelihood of a sound pace, the son of Excellent Art can reap each-way rewards at the very least.
Swift Cedar - 0.5pt e/w @ 7/1Won 4.2pt
The stats say that SIR BILLY WRIGHT (best price 9/2)
is at his best when racing over a straight, demanding five furlongs and with the dead eight runners due to go to post, he rates fair each-way value around the 9/2 mark. Dave Evans’ inmate ran his best race on this surface when runner-up to the in-form Crosse Fire two starts ago and considering that effort came off the back off a three-month absence, the performance can be marked up. Although he failed to build on that display last time out, the turning six furlongs didn’t play into his strengths as well as the market suggested, and this consistent sort looks sure to run his race back under his optimum conditions.
Sir Billy Wright - 1pt e/w @ 9/2Lost -2pt
MANGE ALL (best price 7/1)
ran a race full of promise on his first start for new connections at Wolverhampton last time out and he makes plenty of appeal returning to a trip more in-keeping with his overall profile. Best over a mile when previously with William Haggas, the son of Zamindar shaped as though 7f was just too short for him at the Dunstall Park venue, so it’s even more of a surprise that the handicapper has given him 2lb back following that encouraging performance.
Mange All - 1pt e/w @ 6/1Lost -2pt
COILLTE CAILIN (best price 9/4)
got caught out by a cute ride of Spes Nostra at Wolverhampton last time and she’s fancied to get her head back in front if ridden with a bit more positivity this time around. Prior to that slightly unlucky effort, the daughter of Oratario posted back-to-back victories at the same venue and over tonight’s C&D and her speed figures in both of those wins suggests she’s very much the one to beat here.
Coillte Cailin - 1pt @ 9/4Lost -1pt