14:15 Hamilton

This looks a competitive 0-55 handicap but preference goes to RETIREMENT BECKONS (best priced at 3/1) for the in form Linda Perratt stable. The seven-year-old is a three-time course and distance winner including last month when the gelding won by 1 ¼ lengths here off a mark of 46. Since that run he has placed twice at Ayr off a mark of 50 before winning by a length at Ayr 10 days ago.

The handicapper has raised Retirement Beckons 2lbs for that victory up to a mark of 52 which is his highest rating for a couple of years but he is clearly thriving at the moment and is the only previous course winner in the field.

Retirement Beckons - 1pt

15:15 Hamilton

There is no doubt that MARK'S CHOICE (best priced at 11/4) has shown his best form at Ripon so far in his career but he looks worth taking a chance on in this race given his good run on Saturday in the Great St Wilfrid Handicap. That was the six-year-old’s stable debut for Adrian Keatley having moved from Sam England and he ran extremely well to finish 3rd from 10lbs out of the handicap. It was his first run since a wind operation and connections had also fitted him with a visor for the first time.

Mark’s Choice now runs here off his unchanged mark of 75 so he looks extremely well handicapped if he can replicate his run on Saturday at a different track.

Mark’s Choice - 1pt @ 11/4

15:30 Kempton

The Simon Hodgson trained TOTAL COMMITMENT NAP (best priced at 12/1) is a much better horse on the AW in comparison to on turf so he now looks extremely well handicapped. The six-year-old has a record of five wins and 10 places from 20 runs on the AW in comparison to one win and two places from 14 runs on turf so the fact he has dropped down 8lbs in the ratings since his last AW run should mean he is now well handicapped off a mark of 87.

Total Commitment has form figures of 61116813 at Kempton and although all of his victories have come over 6f here, he did win over 7f at Lingfield earlier this year off a mark of 91. He now drops into a 0-85 handicap off top weight and I am confident that he will outrun his odds.

Total Commitment - 1pt e/w @ 12/1