13:30 Ludlow

MARADA (best price 11-4) has missed a few recent engagements due to unfavourable soft ground but with conditions to be a good deal more suitable at the Shropshire venue looking at the forecast, Dan Skelton’s mare can take full advantage of handicap debut. 

Since just getting edged out of the argument by the useful Galice Macalo, the daughter of Martaline has gone on the rampage and the two victories which have followed have been tinted with a touch of quality. Making all for a comfortable success at Hereford in a fast time back in October, she repeated the dose at Huntingdon last time out, once again having her rivals at full stretch someway from home. Likely to be ridden fairly prominently (could take a lead this time of Cubswin), today’s sharp track on decent ground looks ideal and a big run should be forthcoming.

Marada - 1pt @ 11/4

13:40 Lingfield

FOX DUTY FREE (NAP) (best price 9-4) gave us all a glimpse of what he’s capable of with his decisive victory here last time out and with his new perspective on racing seemingly rekindled, the son of Kingman can continue his progression. 

Disgracing himself on his two previous start for Andrew Balding, the three-year-old underwent a new regime from his new base and following a two-month absence, he soon regathered his stride. In a race run at a solid clip from the start, ralph Beckett’s gelding impressed with the way he went through the early stages and then when called upon for his effort late on, he found devastating turn of foot to pull clear of his rivals. Now up a grade to Class 3 company, he will obviously have to find extra reserves, but he looks the type that elicit further improvement and at least we know he has a fast C&D speed figure in the bank to call upon.

Fox Duty Free - 1pt

16:45 Dundalk

KEEPTHEBESTSIDEOUT (best price 5-1) ran out a comfortable winner over today’s C&D last week despite having to sacrifice a good deal of ground at the start and now housed in a much more favourable draw, Michael Browne’s filly is fancied to maintain her fine recent record at the track. 

Dropped out by design from her double-figure draw, the daughter of Dandy Man found herself with plenty to do at halfway, but having worked herself into a decent position at the two-furlong pole, she then stayed on best of all to win going away. Time figure-wise, she ended up posting her best set of career numbers in breaking her maiden tag and with her confidence likely to be sky-high following that initial success, a quick follow up isn’t beyond the realms of possibility. 

Keepthebestsideout - 1pt e/w @ 5/1