Friday night is always a treat with Romford's Open race card live on RPGTV and tonight's fare looks particularly inviting. Correspondent Darrell Williams pinpoints the bets you should be having...
"Vinegarhill Ruby has few peers in recent 575m contests and is strongly fancied in the finale (22:23). While beaten at Towcester last week, she usually runs well first time back at her favourite track and again looks the one to beat"
Two finals headline the action with Welloiledmachine hard to look past in the Maiden Stayers (21:09). Bernie Doyle's youngster - still a puppy until next month - could hardly have done it any easier in the heats and while he will need to steer clear of equally quick starting Thatchers Spirit on his immediate right - his all-round pace should ensure he can justify strong market confidence. Fellow heat winner Sniffing Out ran with a huge amount of promise last week and is sure to improve but has a stack of time to find against the selection.
Benro Bertie who had been threatening to strike for a while finally came good in a heat of the 400m Maiden event last week and looks ripe to follow up in the final (20:53). Ideally berthed between rivals set to offer him plenty of racing room, Paul Young's charge can sit at least handy in a contest devoid of early speed on his inside and looks set to take all the beating.
Chopchop Lady bids to make it five from her last five over the 400m trip in the Bitches contest (19:12) and is strongly fancied to do just that. While her absence since late October coupled with an average trial are both of some concern, she has proved particularly effective in the trapping department when drawn two as she is tonight, and it will be disappointing if she fails to immediately bounce back to winning ways. Market rival Barnfield Angel continues to prove vulnerable over this trip and is readily opposed.
Bossy Wade is another Yvonne Gaskin charge that catches the eye (22:01) and is worth an interest at a decent price [5.0]. While not dependent on an early lead, there is no reason why he cannot reproduce the fast starts he has been showing in A1 races and with neighbour Rio Coco unlikely to prove an early pace obstacle he makes plenty of appeal. Likely biggest rival Dark Recruit comes here with excellent recent Peterborough form but has failed to make an impact in his last six starts over CD.
Vinegarhill Ruby has few peers in recent 575m contests and is strongly fancied in the finale (22:23). While beaten at Towcester last week, she usually runs well first time back at her favourite track and again looks the one to beat.
Chopchop Lady 19:12
Benro Bertie 20:53
Bossy Wade 22:01
Vinegarhill Ruby 22:23