12.40pm Market Rasen – Molly Childers 2pts Win (6/4)
Stuart Edmunds is in top form with 3 wins from his last 9 runners and he saddles handicap debutant Molly Childers here. She has some strong back form with seconds to Ravenhill Road and Whatzdjazz. The form of her last run is working out well with the fourth winning and the second filling the same spot again subsequently. Molly Childers steps up in trip as well today and I think she’s on a very lenient mark.
1.10pm Market Rasen – Psychedelic Rock 1pt Win (9/2)
Psychedelic Rock put it all together at Worcester last time out when beating Arthurs Gift (who has since won comfortably) and is on better terms with that rival today. The fourth that day has since bolted up and even though he’s 11lb higher today, I don’t think that’s unjustified. River Frost is an obvious danger but he receives plenty of weight from that one.
2.55pm Newcastle – Ebqaa 2pts Win (3/1)
A small field in which Tranquil Star is a short priced favourite, it looked like the race was at her mercy last time but she couldn’t hold on and I think she’ll have to play second fiddle again today. The value definitely lies with Ebqaa who will appreciate this step back up in trip. She’s ran well on both starts for James Unett and when second to Tamih, who has some strong form in the book, over an inadequate distance last time when 12 lengths clear of the third, she showed that she is more than capable of winning a race of this nature.
4.05pm Newcastle – Landing Night 1pt Win (5/1)
Landing Night has been in fine form of late, winning 2 of his last 4, including 1 over course and distance. He had a subsequent winner a place behind him when runner up at Wolverhampton last time out and remains on the same mark for this. It’s a competitive race but with a number of these not having the greatest time of things at present, he can take advantage of a light weight with a useful claimer taking off a further 3lbs.
8.30pm Chelmsford – Clef 1pt Each Way (15/2)
Clef has been running in much better races than this for the vast majority of her career and after a few below par efforts, she has bounced back well the last 3 times with solid runs, not beaten far. She won a Class 2 Handicap at Newmarket last season off a mark of 73 and she races off 75 today with a 7lb claimer on board. Based on this she is extremely well handicapped, she makes her all weather debut today and drops into a Class 5 for the first time since her maiden win. This looks an ideal opportunity to get her head back in front.