Race 5 Betway John Of Gaunt Stakes (Group 3)
No1 SAFE VOYAGE
Trainer: John Quinn – Jockey: Jason Hart
SAFE VOYAGE took this out in 2019 and after a Listed and two Group 2 successes last year ended up running at the Breeders’ Cup where the ground was too firm for him. He needed his first run back when last to Palace Pier in the Lockinge Stakes but will be all the better for that whilst back in calmer waters.
Race 6 No3 SIR MAXI (Nap)
Trainer: Ralph Beckett – Jockey: Tom Marquand
SIR MAXI looked the part in four starts last year when landing a Pontefract novice and a Lingfield nursery. He’s done well physically through the winter and is in the hands of a man who knows how to get the best out of this type of individual.
Race 3 No4 CREDIBLE (Nap)
Trainer: Richard Fahey – Jockey: Billy Garrity
CREDIBLE has a favourable draw from which to get a good early position in this sprint round a left-handed bend. The daughter of Pivital faces a few in form fillies but did sufficient when third on seasonal reappearance at Ripon to indicate she has trained on.
Race 5 No10 GIVE IT SOME TEDDY (Nap)
Trainer: Tim Easterby – Jockey: Duran Fentiman
This stable can’t go wrong at present and GIVE IT SOME TEDDY could well be another winner. He looked to be coming to hand when placing at Carlisle on a third outing of the campaign that should have served to put him spot on.
Race 6 No7 BIT OF A QUIRKE
Trainer: Mark Walford – Jockey: Tyler Heard
Denied a good opportunity by the weather midweek, BIT OF A QUIRKE can find that was a blessing in disguise. The habitual front runner is in a more straightforward race here and has a good chance to stage a repeat.
Race 1 No2 SEE THE EAGLE FLY (Nap)
Trainer: Harry Whittington- Jockey: Thomas Greatrex
Off a lowly mark of 55 SEE THE EAGLE FLY can be competitive as she tries her luck on the Flat. She’s a neat, nimble individual who should be suited by the sharp undulating track.
Race 7 No4 ELLA JO
Trainer: Karl Burke – Jockey: S James
ELLA JO shaped nicely when attracting each-way market support earlier in the week. Having troubled the judge her trainer brings her out for a smash and grab raid. Having just needed that experience she should be cherry ripe to take this out.
Race 4 No6 THATSY
Trainer: Barbara Butterworth – Jockey: Sean Quinlan
Ex-Irish THATSBY brings abundant experience over fences in Ireland to the table and is fancied to deliver at the first time of asking for new connections. He may know too much for chase debutants Beach Break and Fugitives Drift.
Race 5 No8 ALF ‘N’ DOR
Trainer: William Reed – Jockey: Harry Reed
ALF ‘N’ DOR impressed on debut for this trainer to show he’s benefitted for a change of scenery. That Ayr success is there to be improved on in a race where few have any recent form to their names.
Race 6 No5 SIROBBIE (Nap)
Trainer: David Bridgwater – Jockey: Tom Scudamore
This is a fascinating handicap hurdle that can fall to SIROBBIE. The Nap improved for the fitting of cheekpieces to finish third at Haydock, a run that can be improved on.
Race 5 No3 CLEMENTO
Trainer: Fergal O’Brien – Jockey: Paddy Brennan
CLEMENTO has been on my radar since making an eye-catching first outing for his trainer at Warwick. The inclement weather has held him back subsequently, but I think he will prove a horse worth waiting for.
Race 6 No6 BEAU HAZE
Trainer: Phil Dando – Jockey: Conor Ring
BEAU HAZE really enjoyed himself when scoring over course and distance and can follow up on this quick reappearance. A good jumper, he should again be able to control matters from at or near the front.
Race 1 No2 AMAZONIAN DREAM
Trainer: Rod Millman – Jockey: Rab Havlin
Bungle Inthejungle colt AMAZONIAN DREAM has the points on the board following a couple of earning runs from as many starts. He’s shown good natural pace and with his experience edge is the one to beat.
Race 6 No12 SINGLE
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: George Bass
This can go to the ultra-consistent SINGLE who was given a peach of a ride by Bass to score at Yarmouth ten days ago. She’s come out of it bouncing, and should prove hard to beat off just a 3lb higher mark.
Place Accumulater Perm (Races 1-7)
2 x 2 x 7, 2 x 3, 8 x 1, 2 x 12, 11, 13 x 9, 8