2.35 3m Class 4 Novices Handicap Chase – Glittering Love 6/5
Won 4 consecutive races early last year in point to points before moving to Nicky Richards yard where he’s gone from strength to strength since the switch to chasing with his record reading 2 from 2, he’s last victory was over this C&D on similar ground in a 0-100, although a big step up to 0-120 company it’s a very weak race with top rated horse on 113, plus there’s a distinct lack of pace in this and Glittering Love should take advantage of a soft lead and still prove to well handicapped after only just a 5lb rise for his victory.
3.15 2m4f Class 3 Handicap Chase – Tommy Silver 7/2
Been slipping to great mark for a while and was really well backed last time out and ran well in defeat considering a few bad jumps left him looking well beat at the back off the field, but he eye catchingly stayed on well to take 2nd close home, not only is he 11lbs better off with the winner of that race Deauville Dancer in this, but he’s obviously looking well and ready to win well soon if they’re ironed out his jumping on his short break.
4.50 2m5f Class 4 Maiden Hurdle – Morning Vicar 11/8
Clearly plenty of potential and made a promising start in hot race a Newbury on this first start over hurdles, he was a distant 3rd behind a couple of more experienced rivals in the shape of Mr Pumblechook who bolted up NTO in his maiden and the winner Kateson who was a close 3rd in a Grade 1 behind Cheltenham’s Festival’s Ballymore favourite Champ NTO, that form alone makes Morning Vicar head and shoulders above this company and he should of learnt a lot from that race.
8.15 5f Class 6 Handicap – Royal Mezwan 3/1
With stalls 7, 8, 9 and 11 all like to lead, it’s very likely where going to get a very strong pace on here and Royal Mezyan should have no excuses here to break a lengthy 19 run losing streak, he’s last win was over this C&D over 2 years ago, that was off 15lbs higher, so he’s very dangerous ATM and is running well in defeat, now on a career low mark and with the race looking to suit against a weak field.