Timeform provide selections from three different venues this afternoon.
"Phil Barlow's charge has never made life easy with moderate exits from the boxes but he holds excellent claims on expected final time and anything like a clear run should see him make his mark."
Timeform on Adamant Reagan
We kick off at Sheffield this afternoon, with ADAMANT REAGAN (Trap 4, 16.08) fancied to come home fast and late and steal the show late in the day. Phil Barlow's charge has never made life easy with moderate exits from the boxes but he holds excellent claims on expected final time and anything like a clear run should see him make his mark.
To the North East for our second pick this tea time and we're hoping back class can win the day when WISE WONDER (Trap 1) lines up in Newcastle's 18.27. It's safe to say his first competitive outing since mid-December, 7 days ago should have blown away any residual cobwebs and, having shaped up well for a long way, he can strip fitter and stamp his class on tonight's rivals.
We head south to Hove for our final smartplay selection, with FABULOUS APPLE (Trap 5, 18.27) looking to hold solid claims. The daughter of Romeo Recruit has been slow to gather full fitness following seasonal rest, yet undoubtedly dropped the biggest hint for a while she may be ready to strike when filling the runners-up berth on each of her last 2 starts finishing strongly. She was capable of much better last year and she can land the spoils.