Timeform pick out their three best bets from Newcastle and Monmore on Saturday...
"...he certainly doesn’t have to lead early to land the 21.47 affair."
Timeform on Ashwood Fuzz
The best wager on Newcastle's afternoon card comes in race 4 at 14.59, with A BIT OF NEVILLE (T6) taken to exploit some lenient grading. The selection was strong at the finish when successful in A5 company last week and surprisingly gets to compete in that grade again. As the sole-wide seed, the make-up of the race looks ideal, too.
There's Open action at Monmore that evening, including over a unique 416m at 19.38. FERNHILL REX (T2) failed to land the odds over the conventional 480m last week, but his record at this level is excellent and he'll hopefully break with a bit more purpose this time.
ASHWOOD FUZZ (T4) is on a bit of a roll at present, chasing a hat-trick following wins over four and six bends. Like our first selection, he doesn't get the uplift in terms of grade, and while trap 4 isn't ideal for a wide runner, he certainly doesn't have to lead early to land the 21.47 affair.
A Bit of Neville (Trap 6) - 14.59 Newcastle
Fernhill Rex (Trap 2) - 19.38 Monmore
Ashwood Fuzz (Trap 4) - 21.47 Monmore