Time: 15:25 Course: Curragh
Name: Totally Charming Advice: 1.00pt EW – 6 places (11/2 Bet365)
Form: 41901 Trainer: George Boughey Jockey: Colin Keane
Summary: George Boughey sends TOTALLY CHARMING to Ireland for this Class 2 premier handicap.
With almost 30 runners, over soft-to-heavy ground, this could become a bit messy and picking the right route is vital.
The booking of Colin Keane (one of Ireland’s most promising flat jockeys) is a standout to me, as he is more than capable in these sort of races.
Totally Charming won nicely on heavy ground at Doncaster over 7 furlongs, back in October last year, but this 1m trip shouldn’t be a problem. Heavy ground at Doncaster is particularly heavier and sticky than most other courses, so should handle the tacky ground more than most.
If Colin Keane can navigate the conditions and massive field, and have him in a decent position than I see no reason why they can’t be competing for the win on the line.
Time: 16:45 Course: Kelso
Name: Cedar Hill Advice: 1.50pt WIN (11/4 Bet365)
Form: 52365 Trainer: Sandy Thompson Jockey: Ryan Mania
Summary: CEDAR HILL absolutely loves it round Kelso, with 4 of his 6 wins coming from the Scottish course.
The combination of Sandy Thompson and Ryan Mania have a very good record round here, with a 19% strike rate and they are dropping in class here after running in better company.
Note: Cedar Hill’s sire (Frammassone) ran 8 times at Kelso, winning 4 times (50% win rate).
Time: 16:53 Course: Banger-On-Dee
Name: Ballabawn Advice: 1.50pt WIN (2/1 Bet365)
Form: 14223 Trainer: Donald McCain Jockey: Brian Hughes
Summary: This a tricky little race, with Donald McCain winning two of his horses. The one I am siding with is BALLABAWN.
Brian Hughes takes the ride, which for me is a bonus as he chases another jockey championship.
Both trainer and jockey have form over hurdles at this course and the send up in trip should help.
Time: 17:15 Course: Lingfield
Name: Beauzon Advice: 1.00pt WIN (11/4 Bet365)
Form: 19324 Trainer: David O’Meara Jockey: David Probert
Time: 17:30 Course: Wolverhampton
Name: You Saw Brigadoon Advice: 1.00pt WIN (5/2 Bet365)
Form: 66933 Trainer: Stuart Williams Jockey: Rossa Ryan