EXPRESO BRASILEIRO(best price 5-1) has proved the epitome of consistency in recent times and Willie McCreery’s charge looks booked to go well again with plenty seemingly in his favour. Just one win in 11 starts would normally set the alarm bells ringing, but to be fair to the son of Lope De Vega, he’s endured quite a few hard luck stories along the way. Indeed, last time out was another example of a race that might have fallen his way with a better rub of the green and if he’d got the breaks just at the right time, he may have beaten the all-the-way winner, Great Wide Open. Set to re-oppose his old rival 25 days on, the four-year-old gelding should once again get the race run to suit his stalk and pounce run-style courtesy of several strong front runners in the line-up and with a good draw and easy underfoot conditions added to the list of positives, he makes plenty of each-way appeal at 5-1.
EDDIEMAURICE (NAP)(best price 7-2) arrives here right on top of his game having hit the ball out of the park on the numbers at Ffos Las last time out and providing he runs somewhere near to the same level of form; John Flint’s charge will prove very hard to beat even though he faces a competitive field. In a contest run at a cracking tempo from the start at the Welsh venue thanks to Templehills, John Flint’s charge not only posted the fastest overall time of that seven-race card, but his final lap time of 2.24.8 was 5.6 seconds better than the one won by the 130-rated Curious Carlos. Using those findings as a guide, the son of Captain Rio would appear extremely well handicapped off his current rating of 116 and having already proven his liking for today’s C&D the time before and under similar underfoot conditions, he rates a tremendous each-wat bet at the morning prices.