Paul Millward has three tips for today from Newcastle and Monmore
There is some cracking racing at Newcastle tonight and it is there we go to first in the hope of getting off to a winning start with the very promising youngster SKYWALKER BONNIE (best price 3-1). She has started her career off with two wins from just the three starts and gives the impression that there is still plenty of room for further improvement.
Last week’s four-bend comeback trial was, perhaps, just a little disappointing timewise but she took an early whack and it is probably better to look at her impressive effort in quite a classy puppy race before the track closures in March. Her main task here is to get to the front by the first bend and, given a level break, she looks more than capable of doing just that. And, ifthat comes to pass, it is hard to see any of the others coming from off the pace to beat her.
For those looking for forecast links and the like, it may be worth considering the inform kennel of Angela Harrison and her two runners here - the eased in grade Sizing Diamond along with Waltham Magic.
Word has it that Derby winning trainer Kevin Hutton is quite sweet on the future of newcomer DENMARK (best price 11-8) after the youngster showed very impressive speed until running out of puff and succumbing to a useful stayer at the fourth bend in a trial here last week. His final time was a massive improvement on his first and only other four bend trial in March and there is probably a whole lot more to come.
He is not going to be much of a price, that’s for sure, but he looks to have a great chance of getting loose early against these and is hard to get away from. All in all he is an exciting prospect who is sure to figure in open race competitions when they return and is another worth looking out for in the future.
A classy top-grade race but the one who leaps out as a solid betting opportunity is LOOK LIKE POWER (best price 6-4). He has won 12 of his 20 races to date, mostly in open races, beating some useful opposition along the way and is not far short of some of the best around at the moment.
It has to be said that his latest trail was a touch on the moderate side by his standards, but that means he has been priced up more on that spin rather than his overall form – take that trial away and he would be a whole heap shorter.
He is not always the fastest away but moves up quickly and his devastating back stretch speed is likely to see him take command by the third bend and that should really be that.