Alan's best bet of the day won by eight lengths yesterday and he is looking to keep his winning sequence going with two selections from Windsor and Pontefract...
"He won with plenty in hand last time out and with further improvement likely he is the one to beat"
Glassy Waters can sink his rivals at Windsor
There may be 14 going to post in this one but I think there are a few that can be taken out of the equation in the line up. Of the more fancied runners Dragons Voice for David Menuisier arrives here chasing a hat trick having won at both Kempton and Sandown recently. However, he only just got home last time so the additional 3lbs he got for that win may just be enough to stop him. Next in the betting is Christopher Wood for the Michael Bell yard and with Jim Crowley on board I think he could offer a bigger threat to the selection. But, I am not sure he is ready to go in yet he has had two attempts in handicap company and is yet to make a place.
The one who makes the most appeal is the unexposed Glassy Waters, who improved last time out to win at Pontefract over this trip. He won with plenty in hand that day and further improvement is likely from the progressive colt, his opening mark of 84 could be way short of the mark and he is going to be tough to beat on handicap debut. There is a slight concern over the amount of time away from the track (414 days) but I do expect the Godolphin runner to be ready to go in this before he surely moves onto bigger and better contests.
Don Logan can make the frame at Pontefract
Nine runners are going to post in this intriguing nursery and that sets it up perfectly for an each-way selection and the one I like to at least make the frame is the lightly weighted Richard Fahey runner Don Logan. The colt has put in three decent performances so far with a five length fifth on debut, he then finished third of six at this track before a seven length Carlisle fourth last month. I think he could make a bold showing on handicap debut off a feather weight today. If he can build on those first three runs he could go very close and at 9/1 he is worth siding with at an each-way price.
It's a competitive heat and one that he will have to finish ahead of if he is to win the race is Diamonique, the Keith Dalgleish runner has already won a nursery as well as a class 5 claimer. He was well beaten last time out, but there were excuses for that being that he was a big outsider, 33/1 running in listed company at Ayr. He has swiftly risen up the weights but I don't think he is quite finished with winning these type of contests just yet. Both these horses are out Kylachy (as is Lincoln Park) and they could share the first three positions home.
2018 Overall (prior to this week): +89.38 pts
This week so far...
Staked: 4 pts
Returned: 7.25 pts
2017 P&L +53.30pts
2016 P&L +15.23pts