Following a 6/5 winner yesterday, Steve Ryder is back with three tips from today's action.
This looks a competitive 0-65 apprentice handicap but preference goes to the David Simcock trained DEEP SIGH (best priced at 11/4) who ran well to finish 2nd at Chelmsford last month. The four-year-old filly has a consistent profile for a horse who is 1-13 with form figures of 236414525542 in her career.
Deep Sigh finished only a head behind Lelabad at Chelmsford last time and that rival has boosted the form by following up at Kempton by 2 ¾ lengths on his next start and is now rated 10lbs higher. Deep Sigh is only 2lbs higher in this race which could mean she is well handicapped and I expect her to run well for Olivia Haynes who rode her first winner earlier this month on only her third career ride.
French recruit Intranet is worthy of respect on his stable debut for Willie Mullins but preference goes to the Gordon Elliott trained TIMMY TUESDAY (best priced at 7/4) ran well to finish 3rd on his hurdling debut earlier this month. The four-year-old had previously been running well in his only PTP before finishing 3rd in a heavy ground maiden hurdle 23 days ago.
The form of that run has been boosted by the winner Inothewayurthinkin following up in a novice hurdle under a penalty at Gowran Park on Saturday and that means Timmy Tuesday sets the standard on form under rules. Jack Kennedy is riding extremely well at the moment with 13 winners from his previous 30 rides (43% strike rate) and hopefully Timmy Tuesday can get off the mark on his second run under rules.
The Sean Woods trained BORGI (best priced at 6/4) sets the standard on what he has achieved in his four career starts to date and still looks the horse open to the biggest amount of improvement in this race. The three-year-old won on his debut at Southwell before finishing 2nd over a mile here in a novice race under a penalty. He returned from a 230 day break to finish 2nd at Newcastle on his penultimate start before winning at Wolverhampton earlier this month off a mark of 78.
The handicapper has raised Borgi 4lbs for the ½ length victory but that was over 1m½f where he stayed on well shaping like this step up in trip to 1m2f would suit him well. Adam Farragher takes off a handy 3lbs which negates most of his 4lb rise and I expect him to prove hard to beat from Stall 4.