1.00pm Southwell – Fountains Windfall 2pts Win (15/8)
Some promising chasers in this field, but to me Fountains Windfall is the one that sticks out. He was very progressive over hurdles last season, gaining three wins including an easy beating of Neil Mulholland’s more than useful Solighoster. On his final start of the season, Fountains Windfall took a Grade 3 field apart from the front at Aintree. He reappeared in the Grade 2 West Yorkshire Hurdle earlier in the month and he should come on plenty for that run and make a successful chasing debut.
2.10pm Lingfield – Celestial Spheres 1pt Win (4/1)
There are a number of exposed handicappers in here, but Celestial Spheres is not in that category having only had the 7 career starts. He has some very solid form in the book, most notably when beating the now 115 rated Monarchs Glen in his maiden at Goodwood. Celestial Spheres is 2-3 in cheekpieces and won a Newmarket Handicap last time out and has only been raised 2lbs. There should be more to come from him and he can put in a bold show today, despite not having the greatest of draws.
3.10pm Lingfield – Deviate 1pt Win (7/2)
Deviate has only put in 2 sub standard performances, both of them came over 6f so this 5f trip is spot on today. The form of her last couple of starts has worked out well with her Bath conquerer going in again since and also the second from her Kempton run winning subsequently. I’d like to think she should be up to winning a nursery off 77.
3.20pm Fakenham – Movie Legend 2pts Win (2/1)
Having never finished outside of the first 3 (when completing) for Lucy Wadham, Movie Legend is a very consistent sort who made a promising seasonal reappearance at Kempton last time when having a couple of these in behind. With some solid form to his name tying in with the likes of Lord Of The Island and Nietzsche, he should be more than capable of winning a handicap off a mark of 120 and today can be his day.
3.40pm Lingfield – Kohinoor Diamond 2pts Win (7/2)
Sir Mark Prescott is known for bringing out improvement in handicappers when stepping them up in trip and Kohinoor Diamond looks like another one on the upgrade. When stepped up in distance on her handicap debut at Chelmsford she duly delivered with plenty in hand, that is a strong piece of form with the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 8th having won a combined 8 races since. But when trying to follow up under a penalty a week later, Kohinoor Diamond could only manage 6th. However, she missed the kick that day and near the rear of the field is generally not where you want to be at Chelmsford. Hopefully able to get a better early position today under Hector Crouch, can go in again.
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