Neil Morrice brings us his best bets and tips for Carlisle, Lingfield Park, Windsor, and Nottingham.
Race 6 No2 PUCKLE (Nap)
Trainer: Mark Johnston – Jockey: Joe Fanning
PUCKLE is the kind of improving handicapper than this trainer excels with and under a penalty for her Pontefract win is going to take plenty of stopping. She’s been lifted by the fitting of cheek pieces, and has her tail up.
Race 8 No7 ZORAVAN
Trainer: Keith Dalgleish – Jockey: Callum Rodriguez
ZORAVAN has really caught the eye in each of his three outings this season and is a horse worth staying with. He should have won on second start at Ayr when badly hampered, and then ran into a well treated foe, Detective, at Carlisle. He’s overdue, and might well have reached D-day.
Race 1 No11 HONEY POT (Each Way)
Trainer: Hughie Morrison – Jockey: Charlie Bennett
Although she’s shown little to date, HONEY POT attracted money on her latest start at Brighton and is surely better than that poor effort illustrates. A well-bred filly, her astute trainer will be keen to get a win into her and this looks a weak race in anyone’s language.
Race 6 No7 GIVEPEACEACHANCE (Each Way)
Trainer: Denis Coakley – Jockey: Oisin Murphy
GIVEPEACEACHANCE has a happy knack of troubling the judge and should again take home a cheque in this stayers’ handicap. The mare failed to land a gamble at Chelmsford last time, but will be happier on this track.
Race 1 No1 STEEL AN ICON (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Rose Dawes
STEEL AN ICON gave Dawes a first career success at Leicester before following-up when again apprentice ridden at Lingfield. Her trainer appears to have find a weak affair for her hat-trick bid.
Race 3 No8 KNOCKABOUT QUEEN (Each Way)
Trainer: Tony Carroll – Jockey: Tom Marquand
Three years ago KNOCKABOUT QUEEN landed the seller on this card, since when she’s been with three more trainers. A four-times winner for Carroll, she failed to win on turf last year but has been going nicely ahead of this belated return to the fray.
Race 4 No2 SMEATON’S LIGHT
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Charles Bishop
SMEATON’S LIGHT makes abundant appeal in only his third handicap assignment. The Dragon Pulse gelding landed some good bets on seasonal return at Thirsk, ran well from a poor draw at Newmarket and most recently found only the smart Cloudy Dawn too good at Yarmouth. It’s doubtful he’ll meet anything of her ilk today.
Race 5 No2 WILDCITYDIVA (Nap)
Trainer: Tim Easterby – Jockey: David Allan
WILDCITYDIVA had all,the bases covered some way out when opening her account at Ripon. With that confidence boost behind her she can follow-up off her revised mark for a stable that’s doing super well with its handicappers.
Place Accumulater Perm (Races 1-7)
1, 12 x 6, 2 x 6, 3, 8 x 2, 10, 5 x 2, 1 x 10, 7 x 3