Andy fancies an Ed Walker-inmate to make an impact at Newbury this evening.
SAYESSE (best price 7-1) had rather hit the buffers following two victories earlier in the season, but dropping back in trip at Leicester last time out, Mick Channon’s charge returned to winning ways in tremendous fashion. Sitting back at the rear of the field, the son of Sayif quickened up smartly off the back of very strong fractions to win going away in ready fashion and with the time figure of the race suggesting the form could turn out to be very strong, he gets a chance to put that theory to the test under his mandatory penalty.
PRESENTING MAHLER (best price 5-1) did incredibly well to finish as close as he did when third behind Call Me PJ over tonight’s course last time out and he can put his valuable track knowledge to good use in this competitive handicap hurdle. Last with a circuit to run here 15 days ago, the son of Mahler stayed on very strongly in the final half mile to get within two lengths of the eventual winner at the line and with that performance taking his track stats to 343, another bold show looks on the cards returning to his happy hunting ground.
GALE SONG (best price 15-2) had to wait to her sixth start to finally break her duck, but given the time figure she accomplished at Yarmouth that day was a pretty smart one, there’s a decent chance she can make some sort of impact on her opening start in handicap company. Making all the running at the seaside track, Ed Walker’s charge kept on gamely to fend off the persistent challenge of Soundstrings in the latter stages and with 6f on fast ground seemingly her optimum conditions on the evidence of that performance, the daughter of Invincible Spirit looks a fair price on the early mornings lists given all her positives.