Unexposed Burke handicapper to Lord it over rivals
15:05 Leicester - Back Lord Oberon @ 7.06/1
We start with a rather good 0-110 handicap on the Leicester card, and with a pair of unexposed three-year-olds taking on their elders, I will stick with one of the younger brigade
here and go with Karl Burke's Lord Oberon.
I am hoping conditions will be on the softer side, as the selection is by Mayson and his stock tend to excel when the heavens open. It's a bit of a cliche with his runners, but it's certainly something I follow.
He returned after a break of 162 days with a pleasing display at Haydock over 6f last month, and it's form to be positive about. That backed up a solid second on handicap debut at Newbury earlier in the season. The step up an extra furlong on Tuesday should also suit.
Lord Oberon didn't race as a juvenile so he is still very much unexposed from his new mark of 96 - a big rise, but one he is up to dealing with.
Another Burke runner to make up for lost time
Back Sunday Prospect @ 10.09/1 in the 17:10 at Leicester
Any race with ease in the ground will aid the chances of Edgar Allan Poe - he loves the rain, and I wouldn't put anyone off having a play in the Place market with him.
However, for win purposes, I am sticking with Karl Burke again as he sends Sunday Prospect out handicapping for the first time.
He made his comeback after a 14-month absence to run a place at Kempton last month. Everything went against him there as he was slowly away, and raced wide from a poor draw. He could have done with a harder gallop too.
That was over 1m and he steps up in trip at Leicester to 1m2f - a distance that really should suit on his run style. He won't mind soft conditions as his best effort came on that sort of ground at Doncaster last year in his sole run as a 3yo.
It's a low mark he starts from and he has a chance to show his true ability. He is interesting at a nice price.
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