Unfortunately, due to Uttoxeter being called off yesterday because of waterlogging, it was a dead day for the column. Alan is looking to get back on track though with these two from Ayr and Windsor...
"already a two time winner at this level, including his last attempt in this company off this same mark (84) as he runs today"
Presidential will enjoy this drop in class
Presidential for the Roger Fell yard has yet to add to the five victories he registered last year, but his latest effort at Doncaster represented a step back in the right direction and this drop in class could be just what he requires to get back into the winners enclosure. He is already a two time winner at this level, including his last attempt in this company which seen him get his head in front at Newmarket off this same mark (84) as he runs today. He has conditions to suit today and I think he will certainly be there or thereabouts at the business end of the race.
Boston George a three-year-old colt for Keith Dagleish was a well beaten favourite here last time out, finishing last in a five runner race over a mile. I am sure the drop back to seven will help today as will the drop in class, but that was a very disappointing display, and while there may be more to come from him I think I would rather go with the more experienced Presendtial today.
Aria Rose can get off to a winning start for Harry Wittington
Mistress Nellie is a worthy favourite in this low grade opener at Windsor, but you have to feel for connections as this 20-runner maiden always seems to find a way to get beat. While she has to be respected on her current form, the four-year-old filly hasn't been out of the frame in her five starts this year. However, I have a feeling that connections could be tearing their hair out, again, as I think the filly will fall short.
Another maiden in the field is Aria Rose, but there is plenty to like about him today. He is dropping in class and distance (which I think is a positive), he finished a respectable third on his final start for the David Arbuthnot yard at Nottingham and he has the services of a good value, in-form claimer in the shape of Cieron Fallon, who is well worth the 5lb. This mark looks well within his reach and I anticipate that he will make a wining debut for his new landlord Harry Wittington.
2019 (prior to this week) : +14.76pts
This week so far...
Staked: 4 pts
Returned: 1.2 pts
2019 P&L +11.96pts
2018 P&L +82.29pts
2017 P&L +53.30pts
2016 P&L +15.23pts