1.45 5f Class 6 Handicap – Lexington Place 5/1
12 time winner on the turf has slipped down to a very dangerous mark, went off on his lowest career mark to date last time out over the AW at Wolverhampton where looking well beat came with a eye catching powerful finish to just finish a head away in 2nd with his head in front just after the line, that was in a much tougher 0-70 grade and is dropped in to a easier 0-60 race here, he has a great high draw next to the stands rail where it’s the place to be over the 5f sprint, he’s won over the C&D before and James Sullivan taking back over the reins is a huge plus with him clearly getting the best out of the gelding and has 5 wins on his back already.
2.55 1m Class 4 Handicap – Gentle Look 5/1
Still a maiden after 5 runs but a mark of 77 is ridiculously low compared his breeding out of a Pivotal mare whose sired many 120+ greats like Farhh, African Story, Lightning Spear etc and his sire Dubawi is even better with a fantastic resume of Group 1 winners worldwide with the likes of Monterosso, Postponed, Prince Bishop, Lucky Nine to name a few. Gentle Look was gelded over the winter which looks like it’ll be a plus, he ran at Windsor last month and clearly looked like he was in need of the run and didn’t see out the 10f trip but still promising back in 4th. He’s eased slightly from the handicapper, drops into a slightly easier race and drooped in trip which a big plus, also will be fitter for the previous run and should soon look very well in.
5.00 1m1f Class 6 Handicap – Cosmic Ray 13/8
Been nearly 2 years since winning before last time out dominant display when making all at Nottingham in a classified event, the form has taken a nice boost with 5 and half lengths back 4th winning NTO, he’s been reassessed with a mark of 54 which is still a huge 18lbs under last winning mark and now looking back inform it looks a perfect mark to capitalise on. The gelding has won over C&D before and is 2 from 2 at the track, he loves today’s fast ground and Joe Fanning is back in the saddle who has won on his back 3 times in the past, twice here and gets the best out of the gelding.
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