It's all-weather action for Alan today and he has two selections that run at Wolverhampton and Lingfield....
"He was too headstrong on his debut as a 2yo last year, but I liked the way he finished at 5f around Wolverhampton to score on his second run."
Back Motagally @ 5.609/2 in the 18:25 at Lingfield
A return to Dunstall Park can do the trick for Carr
17:10 Wolverhampton - Back Adventureman @ 6.4011/2
I highlighted Ruth Carr yesterday, and I mentioned in the preview column that I think her horses are due to hit a run of form. Magical Effect didn't run too badly in fourth and closing, so I am hoping we can get closer with Adventureman.
He goes well at Wolverhampton and won a slightly better race over C&D last July from 55. He was drawn in 2 on that occasion and scored quite comfortably and we have exactly the same set of circumstances for this race. With his good berth on the inside, he can get into an early position to attack and make the running at the first bend.
The 7yo ran well at Newcastle last time to finish second. He was reeled in late at that stiff track from the front, a return to Wolverhampton will suit.
Crowley to guide home Motagally at "Leafy"
18:25 Lingfield - Back Motagally @ 5.609/2
It's to the all-weather at Lingfield for one of our bets today, and Motagally goes handicapping for the first time from 82.
He was too headstrong on his debut as a 2yo last year, but I liked the way he finished at 5f around Wolverhampton to score on his second run. He picked up in decent fashion to suggest he'll enjoy the 6f trip today. I can envisage him charging home in typical Lingfield style off that final bend.
Motagally has a super-quick pedigree and is related to some good sprinters. He was last seen running in the Rockingham at York - which is usually a good Listed race for juveniles. It was soft on that occasion, so that could be an excuse. Also York form is often a mystery to me anyway.
His trainer Charlie Hills isn't in blistering form, but a return to the all-weather could suit.