On a day when all options are difficult, Chepstow offers the most realistic Placepot option.
"Pick A Little has the most consistent recent record, enjoying his best form in over three years in fact, so is the obvious choice in a trappy leg."
18:10 - This doesn't look to be a strong maiden, and both Easter Mate and Tasleet should place. The first named is the second-favourite, so is taken in the hope of the more fancied Tasleet fluffing his lines.
18:40 - There are a couple of interesting sorts in this low-grade handicap. We'll pair them up, with Mad Endeavour having some competition for the lead (went a bit too hard last time) and Man of Music not yet able to boast a solid profile, for all he's unexposed and shaped well last time.
19:10 - This maiden for three-year-olds is even weaker than the opener. There really isn't much point in going against Arc Cara, whose consistent recent profile means he should see us safely through.
19:40 - Pick A Little has the most consistent recent record, enjoying his best form in over three years in fact, so is the obvious choice in a trappy leg.
20:10 - There isn't much getting away from Cosette in this leg, given the run of form she's in. We'll also take Jolly Roger, who ought to be back in form after an encouraging return to the Flat last time.
20:40 - Teide Peak has held it together well recently, while Captain Oats has run more good races than bad recently, which admittedly isn't like him. They offer the best way through a tricky final leg.
18:10 - 3
18:40 - 7, 12
19:10 - 1
19:40 - 3
20:10 - 1, 6
20:40 - 1, 4
= 8 lines