1.50 Exeter

AURILLAC (best price 2/1) clearly found the Grade 1 company of the Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham Festival too hot to handle last time out, but he should find these waters much more calmer in his bid to get back on the winning trail. A real chaser in the making, Rebecca Curtis’ inmate Impressing with his powers of stamina when scoring at Chepstow the time before, and with forecast rain also likely to suit, the Martiline gelding rates a decent bet at his opening 2/1 quotes.
AURILLAC - 1pt @ 2/1Lost -1pt

2.00 Southwell

Jennie Candlish is going through a purple patch at the moment and STAR ASCENDING (best price 11/2) could well provide the Basford Green handler with more cheer in this open-looking handicap. Placed on all three visits to this venue, the son of Thousand Words kept that record in tact on his latest start when third behind the two fibresand specialists Tatting and Lifting Me Higher and a repeat of that sort of performance should be sufficient to see the consistent four-year-old in the money again at the very least.
Star Ascending - 0.5pt e/w @ 11/2Placed 0.05pt

3.20 Newmarket

YEEOOW (best price 16/1) has been plying his trade at a decent standard throughout the winter and with fitness on his side, he can go well at a big price in what looks a competitive affair. A winner over six furlongs at Lingfield four starts back, Karl Burke’s charge has hit the frame on three separate occasions subsequently, and with all of those performances being attached to strongly-run races, he should be capable of coping with the pace likely to be generated by a race of this nature. To add to the list of positives, the son of Holy Roman Emperor has a favourable draw towards the stands side fence in stall 10, and having run well on his only start here back in 2014 when runner-up to Goldream in the big 6f sprint handicap on 2000 Guineas Day, he clearly has more in his favour than his 16/1 quotes suggest.
Yeeoow - 0.5pt e/w @ 16/1Placed 1.1pt