GYTO's Friday notebook double pays 8/1.
The progressive WAY OF LIFE (best price 9/4) still looks worth keeping on side at Chepstow on Friday as he bids to make it 6 wins in a row! He only won by a neck last time and is up another 7lb but he has such a likeable way of going and did it with a bit to spare at Newbury with the front pair nicely clear. The third Time Interval has won a competitive handicap at Windsor since so the form has been given plenty of substance. He is back down to a mile and a quarter but as long as this doesn’t turn tactical I don’t think that will be an issue. Commonsensical hasn’t been seen since disappointing at Chester but if he can bounce back on debut for his new yard he may well emerge as the danger in first-time blinkers. I think Dickens needed the run at Leicester and if you put a line through that he might be one at a bigger price that can possibly hit the frame.
I liked the way NOYA (best price 15/8) won at Kempton and tackling stronger opposition she acquitted herself perfectly well when a close-up third at Lingfield last time. She wasn’t beaten far and an opening mark of just 78 for her handicap debut looks to potentially underestimate her. That coupled with the talented Benoit De La Sayette claiming a handy 5lb makes her a strong play to get back in the winners enclosure. With Cashew in the line-up she should get a good target to run down and that can help. Lil Guff is another one on the upgrade judging by her win over C&D last week. It did pan out perfectly for her but she shouldn’t be underestimated under a penalty and does look the danger. Dreams Of Thunder also brings winning form to the table but I think she’ll need more to follow up especially against the potential of the selection. Iris Dancer best of the rest.