14:20 Leicester

ARYAAH (NAP) (best price 2/1) has been quite a busy boy in the last few weeks, but he seems to be holding his form together nicely, and with his best effort on the figures coming in defeat over today’s C&D at the last meeting, a repeat of something in the same ballpark is likely to see George Boughey’s gelding hard to beat.

Off the mark on his third attempt in handicap company at Bath two starts ago, the son of Dandy Man was bidding to repeat the dose in a much better race here two weeks later and although he didn’t quite manage to pull off the feat, he was no means disgraced. In what turned out to be an extremely strongly run affair – a fact borne out by the way most of the field were flat to the boards turning for home – the sizeable three-year-old was worked himself to the front just over a furlong out only to get run out of the argument close home. That said, with the winner and himself pulling well clear of the rest, it was a performance of some merit and with that piece of form head and shoulders above anything achieved by all of his rivals, it would be a surprise if he didn’t justify favouritism.

Aryaah - 2pts @ 2/1

18:00 Roscommon

SPASIBA (best price 15/8) shaped as though he would be all the better for the experience on his debut at Cork and with tonight’s contest not the strongest of maidens despite the large field, Paddy Twomey’s colt can maintain the fine run of form for his handler.

Racing just in behind the leaders as the field turned for home at the Mallow venue, it took a while for the son of Ultra to find top gear, but by the time he’d hit the line, he was going on strongest of all. Likely to improve in all aspects of his game here this evening, the long uphill pull to the line seems sure to suit and he’s strongly fancied to follow in the footsteps of stablemate Vellner, who impressed at The Curragh on Friday.

Spasiba - 1pt @ 15/8

18:50 Huntingdon

ONE FOR BILLY (best price 11/4) ultimately didn’t have the basic speed to cope with the speedier Grisbi De Berce at Huntingdon last time out, so with connections quick to recognise that a step up in trip might prevent the same scenario developing again, Dan Skelton’s gelding is fancied to take the extra half a mile in his stride.

Third on his last start over 2m4f at Market Rasen back in February, the 10-year-old has been plying his trade over the minimum trip since and with a game victory at Warwick two starts ago being one of three notable performances, it’s easy to see why he was kept in that lane over tonight’s course earlier in the month. Going well turning for home at the Cambridgeshire venue, he ended up playing just a minor role in behind the impressive winner, but at the same time he did more than enough to suggest a more tranquil gallop may suit further down the line and tonight provides him with the perfect opportunity to back up that view.

One For Billy - 1pt @ 11/4

19:10 Windsor

TIME INTERVAL (best price 6/1) understandably faded in the dying strides after setting huge early fractions at Newbury last time out, but with tonight’s course and drop back down in trip seen as a combination to be better exploited as far as he is concerned, John Flint’s gelding will do well not to make the frame at the very least with that all-important run under his belt.

Useful when in the care of Roger Charlton, new connections had to go to 21k to acquire his services, and on the evidence of what we saw at the Berkshire venue, they should get plenty of mileage out of the son of Adaay. In hindsight, he did race with far too much zest on his first outing for 234-days, but at the same time, he did well not to fall out the back of the telly and his performance has to go down as a commendable one under the circumstances. Whether he will be ridden quite so aggressively here tonight remains to be seen, but either way, the ability is there if it can be challenged in the right direction.

Time Interval - 1pt e/w @ 6/1