2.20 Lingfield: Class 3 Handicap, 6f
I expect a brisk pace here which should suit the short priced favourite. Hold Tight should definitely go well and won’t mind the drop in trip, but bottom weight Luis Vaz De Torres looks excellent value after an impressive performance lto.
He pulled extremely hard throughout the race in a slowly run affair which doesn’t suit him well, nonetheless he quickened nicely and looked good for more. The handicapper has been lenient, so this is a big opportunity to achieve a career best.
Luis Vaz De Torres @ 8/1 Ladbrokes – 5pts Win
2.45 Chelmsford: Conditions Stakes, 7f
No doubt, Lamar sets a very high standard and on ratings looks hard to beat. The drop to 7f isn’t a problem for the prolific mare and she is sure to run her race.
But I feel lightly raced My Call will give her plenty to think about it and might get the better thanks to receiving 3lb and further improvement very likely. She won really nicely when last seen, which was only her third start and while this is tougher, she is expected to have learned plenty and take another big step forward, particularly with the step up in trip sure to suit.
My Call @ 7/4 VC – 10pts Win
3.20 Chelmsford: Class 2 Handicap, 10f
Quite an open race, albeit very competitive. The underestimated runner could be William Haggas inmate Our Channel. Not quite a straightforward individual, but surely talented, he impressed at his comeback run last month at Lingfield.
I expect him to come on quite a bit for that runner-up effort. He steps up to 10f now, a trip he has won at in the past – back in 2012 the Derby Trial Epsom, in fact. Off a mark off 95 he travels quite nicely into this race too.
Our Channel @ 6/1 Ladbrokes – 5pts Win