15.20 Pontefract

FOOLAAD (best price 10-3) seemed on good terms with himself on the evidence of his recent success at Doncaster and he rates a strong choice to land this prize for the second successive season.

Similarly to last year, Roy Bowring’s gelding arrived on Town Moor off the back of a busy and fruitful campaign on the all-weather and in making all the running, he fended off a series of persistent challengers inside the final furlong for a deserved success. Clocking a fast time in the process, the son of Exceed And Excel posted a career-high mark, and having been presented with a potentially handy draw in stall two, a decent break should give him the ideal opportunity to dominate around the ground-saving inside rail.

Foolaad - 1pt @ 10/3

16.00 Windsor

TELECASTER (NAP) (best price 5-4) shaped with plenty of promise in a hot maiden at Doncaster on his debut 16 days ago and hailing from a yard that had a notable winner at Newbury on Saturday, Hughie Morrison’s inmate looks to have bright prospects of getting off the mark at the second time of asking. In a well-run race on town Moor, the son of New Approach impressed by the way he went through the race and although he couldn’t quite go with the well-fancied Bangkok from a bang-in-form yard, he kept in willingly all the way to the line.

With the pair pulling well clear of the rest, there’s every reason to believe the front two are well above-average and even though today’s assignment won’t be a pushover up against the potentially smart Deal A Dollar, the three-year-old colt will hopefully press home his fitness advantage.

Telecaster - 2pts @ 5/4

16.10 Hexham

It took SCORPO (BEST PRICE 11-2 W/Out Prince Dundee) quite some time to consider winning wasn’t such a bad thing and now that he has finally got his head in front, Victor Thompson’s gelding should have enough confidence to give hot favourite Prince Dundee some sort of race. 

0-21 prior to that recent win at Sedgefield, the son of Scorpion won in the sort of style to make you wonder how on earth he’d not managed to win a race before and with his time figure also suggesting it was no flash in the pan, another solid effort looks on the cards on ground and trip that suits.

Scorpo - 0.5pts e/w @ 11/2