Steve Ryder is back with three tips from today's action.
The Donald McCain trained MY LITTLE TONI (best priced at 5/1) has shown good form at Sedgefield on her previous two starts and she should hold strong claims back in a handicap. The four-year-old finished 2nd by a short head in a handicap over course and distance last month off a mark of 93 before getting off the mark last time in a three-runner novice hurdle here over 2m4f.
My Little Toni returns to handicaps off a mark of 94 so she is only 1lb higher than when defeated by a short head last month and I expect her to run well with up to five places available.
Engles Rock won by ½ length that day under Paul Mulrennan and the handicapper has raised her 3lbs for that victory. Connections have booked Ryan Sexton, who is 1/1 on the horse, for the ride to take off 3lbs and I expect her to prove hard to beat.
This doesn’t look the strongest maiden with Shine’s Ambition setting the standard with a rating of 75 but it would be a surprise if UNITED APPROACH (best priced at 11/10) progress past him. The James Tate trained colt finished 5th in a Class 3 novice race earlier this month in a race that is working out well. The winner Revenite followed up in a novice race under a penalty by 2 ¾ lengths on his next start, the second Nammos finished a close 2nd on his next start, the third hasn’t run since but the fourth Hello Deira won on his next start and is now rated 82.
United Approach only finished a short head behind Hello Deira so on ratings United Approach should have the beating of Shine’s Ambition and I expect him to get off the mark at the second attempt unless the newcomer Quintus Arrius proves to be above average on his debut.