Steve Ryder is back with three tips from today's action.
This looks a competitive 0-70 handicap but preference goes to the Dean Ivory trained DORS TOYBOY (best priced at 5/1) who bids to follow up his recent course and distance success. The five-year-old has been in good form on the AW recently with form figures of 1921221 with his only disappointing effort coming when finding a mile too far.
Dors Toyboy won over this course and distance 11 days ago staying on well to win by a comfortable 1 ¾ lengths. The handicapper has raised him 5lbs up to a career high mark of 67 but he is clearly thriving at present and should run well with up to five places available if coping with coming out of Stall 11.
A chance is taken on the Karl Buke trained LAST STAND (best priced at 10/1) in this nursery on his handicap debut. The son of Gustav Klimt has shown very little in his three starts in maiden/novice company to date but it seems significant that he now steps up in trip to 7f for his first start in handicaps.
The handicapper has given him a chance off an opening mark of 56 and Last Stand is also fitted with first time cheekpieces for this race. The combination of this and the step up in trip on his handicap debut make him interesting and he is worth taking a chance on at the price.
Both Postman’s Park and Standonthegreen are well bred newcomers but they should struggle to beat the Hugo Palmer trained PRINCE OF ZENDA (best priced at 10/3) if he progresses from his first two starts. The son of Kingman finished 3rd on his debut at Wolverhampton when beaten 3 ¼ lengths before finishing only a length behind Iconic Moment when 3rd at Chelmsford a month ago. The winner has since boosted that form by following up on his next start under a penalty by 2 ¾ lengths and is now rated 98.
Prince Of Zenda stayed on well last time over 7f shaping like this step up to a mile would suit him well and I expect him to get off the mark at the third attempt.