19:03 Newbury

CRAZY LUCK (NAP) (best price 3/1) has been knocking at the door of late and following another solid effort in a very hot fillies Class 2 event at York last time out, a repeat of something similar back down two grades should see Rod Millman’s filly go close to landing this corresponding race for the second season in succession.

Taking three runs last term to run herself in the form, the daughter of Twilight Son is following a similar path twelve months on and her effort on the Knavesmire 20 days ago has to go down as one of her better career performances so far to date. Held up in usual patient fashion, she came through strongly late on to push the winner all the way and with those very same tactics working wonders here last year, a carbon copy ride should see the consistent four-year-old a potent force at the business end.

Crazy Luck - 1pt @ 3/1

19:38 Newbury

UPTON PARK (best price 4/1) was heavily involved in what turned out to be a very strongly run novice event on his seasonal reappearance at Lingfield last time out and having been handed a fair enough mark based on the level of his performances so far to date, Andrew Balding’s colt rates a strong choice to make a winning start in handicap company.

Having his first run for 215 days at the Surrey venue, the son of Elm Park, at first settled nicely in behind the solid early fractions set by Cosmic Desert but by the time the main group of runners came down the hill from four out to the home straight, he was beginning to feel the pinch. He did, however, respond generously to minimal pressure and had he not run into horses dropping back into his lap inside the final furlong, he would have probably finished second behind the impressive winner Goemon. It’s very early days yet regarding the form, but it’s good to see the fifth horse, Real Dream, win next time out and with the potential of a good deal more to come, it would be disappointing if he couldn’t go on to run beyond his current rating during the remainder of the season on turf.

Upton Park - 1pt @ 4/1

19:45 Epson Downs

LARADO (best price 7/2) is a bit of an all or nothing character, but with the drop back down in trip likely to suit, Michael Appleby’s four-year-old is fancied to make a bold fist of things from the front.

A bit hit-and-miss when trained by Joseph O’Brien, the son of Shalaa has followed a similar trend for current connections, but there’s no getting away from the fact he’s run to a very high level on his last two starts. Setting an extremely strong gallop over the extended mile here on his seasonal bow earlier this month, he was only pegged back inside the final furlong and it took all of Dubai Mirage’s stamina to collar him late on at Salisbury last time out. A winner over seven-furlong for previous connections, the drop back to that trip tonight seems a logical step to make on recent evidence and providing he can bounce out cleanly from gate eight and get to the lead early, he’s fancied to dominate and take of advantage of an ease in grade.

Larado - 1pt @ 7/2