Alan's best bet of the day won yesterday and today he has two more from Sedgefield and Ayr...
"He made all over course and distance to win by nine lengths earlier this month and gets in here off bottom weight again"
Back Snookered @ 5/2 in the Sedgefield 15:30
Snookered will make this a true test in these conditions
15:30 Sedgefield - Snookered
It's not often Brian Ellison leaves a Sedgefield meeting empty handed and I think he has a good chance with his five-year-old gelding Snookered who wasn't put under any pressure when making all over course and distance to win by nine lengths earlier this month, under today's jockey Henry Brooke in a quick time. Prior to that hurdling win he had posted a number of respectable efforts on the level and he certainly benefited from more aggressive tactics, making all unchallenged. He will have to do it with 6lb extra on his back today but I am not sure he has reached his peak just yet, he gets in here off bottom weight once again and looks to have a good chance of making it back-to-back wins.
It looks like Keith Dalgleish's charge is the one he will have to beat if he is to win this. The Dalgleish team won this race last year and have a three time course winner in I'm To Blame looking to try and take this year's renewal. However, he has been off the course since March and he is now 11lb higher than his last winning mark, however he does remain an unexposed type and he could easily be too good for these. But there are just a couple of questions for him to answer and Snookered could make it difficult for him from the off.
Get Knotted enjoys it here and is still well treated on his best form
16:20 Ayr - Get Knotted
Michael Dods runs Get Knotted again at Ayr just 1lb higher than when he finished third of 24 runners in the Silver Cup here last time out. He still looks well treated, remaining 6lbs below his last winning mark and should benefit from the extra furlong on offer today. He appears to be heading back in the right direction again and his last two wins have come on ground that has soft in the name, he looks set to run a big race again here.
Young Fire is the potential fly in the ointment. He got the run of the race when winning at Haydock, but he is unexposed at this trip and isn't long with the David O'Meara yard, so could easily have more to offer. He is just 3lb higher today, and Danny Tudhope maintains the partnership. He will again be looking to make his charge late and if he gets a decent pace to sit behind he could be dangerous.