15:53 Southwell

BADRI (best price 7/2) made it three wins from 10 starts on an all-weather surface over today’s C&D last time out, which is in stark contrast to his 0-6 record on turf, and with one of his main attributes being able to kick well off a fast pace, a well-run gallop here should see Ruth Carr’s gelding to best advantage for the third time at the track.

The son of Dark Angel intimated a return approaching somewhere his best wasn’t too far away when runner-up at Wolverhampton a month ago and that viewpoint didn’t have to wait too long to come to fruition when nine days later he duly obliged on his second start at today’s track. In what looked a very competitive Class 3 contest on paper beforehand, the five-year-old sat off the strong pace set by trail-blazing Rebel Redemption but it didn’t take him too long to work himself into a position whereby he was ready to strike. Once asked to go about his business inside the final two furlongs, he moved effortlessly into the lead and with minimal pressure he went on to pull nicely clear. Clocking s smart speed figure, it’s noticeable his two fastest times have both been achieved over today’s C&D and with the likes of Society Lion and Gannon Glory likely to ensure the pace is just how he prefers, Badri can come to the party yet again.

Badri - 1pt e/w @ 7/2

16:20 Chelmsford

Considering the Essex venue isn’t exactly just down the road for Ruth Carr, the Yorkshire handler doesn’t have a bad record when she sends one down South to tackle the polytrack surface and in the shape of MONAADHIL (best price 9/2), she has a fine chance of the seven-hour round trip being rewarded.

Runner-up over today’s C&D back in May, the eight-year-old made a quick reappearance just over a week later and this time his endeavours were handsomely rewarded. Staying on strongest of all in the closing stages he managed to dig himself out of a hole he momentarily found himself in two out and with the numbers suggesting the race wasn’t run entirely to suit, his performance deserves extra praise. Back in the groove again last time out when things went rather better for him pace-wise, the son of Dark Angel will be hoping the likes of Stroxx and Dors Toyboy take the field along at a good gallop.

Monaadhil - 1pt e/w @ 9/2

17:33 Southwell

LORD TORRANAGA (best price 4/1) hasn’t been running too badly on the turf of late, his runner-up spot at Carlisle recently is testimony to that statement, but there’s little doubt Philip Kirby’s gelding is a better horse on the all-weather and returning to a track where he’s garnered some of his best results, he’s fancied to uphold his unbeaten record at the Colwick Park venue.

A smooth six-length winner on his first visit to Colwick Park, the seven-year-old was a warm order to repeat the dose eight months later and although he made heavy weather of justifying 4-6 favouritism, the stop-start nature of the gallop didn’t really help his cause. Seen to much better effect in a stronger run environment at the Yorkshire venue last time out, the son of Planteur only found one too good after travelling well throughout and with the bounce back to form an indication he’s very much back on the right track, a big run is anticipated with previous winning pilot Ryan Sexton back in the plate.

Lord Torranaga - 1pt e/w @ 4/1