Following a 4/1 winner yesterday, Steve Ryder is back with three tips for today's action.
This looks a wide open 0-120 handicap and I am willing to take a chance on the outsider of the field OSCARS LEADER (best priced at 50/1) at a huge price. The Jennie Candlish trained ten-year-old is well handicapped on previous form and he looks overpriced if you are willing to forgive his two efforts so far this season.
Oscars Leader won twice last year off marks of 114 at Haydock and 117 at Newcastle and he now looks well handicapped off a mark of 115. He drops down in class from a Class 3 0-130 handicap into a Class 4 0-120 handicap and he looks overpriced with four places available.
The Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero trained ROCABOLAS (best priced at 11/4) was the subject a huge gamble last time on his reappearance despite racing from 29lbs out of the handicap. The six-year-old looked set to land that gamble with him travelling well into the race on his chasing debut but he just failed to get home over the 2m4f trip on his first run after a wind operation.
Connections drop him back in trip to 2m1f which looks set to suit and he can hopefully land this race despite still racing from 4lbs out of the handicap.
Many horses in this 0-130 handicap are struggling for recent form but that isn’t the case for ONLY THE BOLD (best priced at 15/8) who made a winning stable debut for David Pipe last time. The eight-year-old had previously a handicap hurdler rated in the 120s for Evan Williams but the combination of a stable switch and the fitting of a first-time tongue tie and cheekpieces resulted in him making an impressive chasing debut.
Only The Bold won by nine lengths off a mark of 117 under Fergus Gillard and the handicapper has raised him 10lbs for that victory which is fair. His jockey once again claims 3lbs off his back and I expect him to make it 2/2 for that stable.