14:52 Market Rasen

I’m guessing Malinas Island will be quite popular here after winning at Lingfield last week. He escapes a penalty and is open to improvement so should go well but he might have his work cutout beating MISSCARLETT (best price 9-4). The latter really impressed knuckling down well for pressure to win gamely over C&D a fortnight ago and given she had been running to a consistent level before that I think this is a good opportunity for her to follow up. She is only up 3lb and given this lacks strength in depth if she gets into a fight with the fav then she looks good value to come out on top given how much she found last time. Bar the front pair it really is hard to recommend much else but I guess Locallink wasn’t disgraced when down the field at Uttoxeter on return and should at least strip fitter from that.

18:00 Chelmsford

Sophosc did it well at Wolverhampton on penultimate start and certainly wasn’t disgraced when third at Kempton last month so I expect him to get seriously competitive here but there is little value in his price and WADACRE GOGO (best price 11-4) could easily upset the party here. This filly by The Gurkha won in good style at this track in the summer and backed that up with another convincing win at Wolverhampton. She went off the boil a bit after that but has shaped well the last twice and was clear with the winner over track and trip last time. Racing off the same mark here I think she might find herself back in the winners enclosure tonight. She should go forward and might not come back to them quite so easily tonight. Berrahri also turns up for this in form and shouldn’t be all that far away either.