We head to Lancashire on Friday in attempt to end the working week with a profitable Placepot perm...
"Mistrusting ran a blinder on debut at Ascot when she was only beaten by subsequent Prestige Stakes winner Malabar and had two next-time-out winners in behind for good measure..."
14:00 - We kick off proceedings with a 12-furlong maiden and the first to keep on side is Karezak. His second in a Curragh handicap that's worked out well on his final start for John Oxx looks decent form and with the expectation new handler Alan King can eke out further improvement, he should run well. The New Pharaoh is superbly bred and represents the in-form Chris Wall and is similarly fancied to get the perm going.
14:30 - It's another maiden, this time for fillies over six furlongs, under consideration next and a sole selection will suffice in the shape of Mistrusting. She ran a blinder on debut at Ascot when she was only beaten by subsequent Prestige Stakes winner Malabar and she had two next-time-out winners in behind for good measure. She should win, or make the frame again at the very least.
15:00 - It's a handicap over the same trip up next and the interesting contender looks to be Can You Conga, who is back below the mark which saw him gain his second success for Kevin Ryan last season. He showed signs of a revival at Thirsk last week and looks primed for a bold bid. Baby Strange has a similar profile in that he's also been given a chance by the assessor and ran a decent race off a break in a Newmarket handicap last time.
15:35 - Free Rein is the one to get the nod in the second six-furlong handicap which follows and is a sole selection given she ran a blinder at Warwick last time, has an excellent sprint pedigree (half-sister to Reckless Abandon) and should be more than capable of proving herself superior to a current mark of 75. Providing she's over her exertions last time having been turned out so quickly, she looks to have an excellent chance.
16:10 - It's a big field sprint handicap over the minimum trip under consideration next and to say it looks fairly tricky is an understatement. Master Bond is the first to keep on side given he was narrowly denied his hat-trick at Musselburgh last time and is clearly in fine form. Come On Dave scored twice at this distance last month and shaped with promise again in the infamous void race at Epsom last time, although there are plenty who could be included.
16:45 - The final leg of today's perm is a handicap over seven furlongs and Yourartisonfire is the first to get the nod. He looked back to his best after a break over C&D last month and should be firmly in the mix again off a 1 lb lower mark. Democretes is the other to get the nod on his debut for new handler Seamus Durack. Hughes is back in the saddle and if he can build on his fourth at Goodwood last time he should be there or thereabouts.
14:00 - 4,8
14:30 - 9
15:00 - 3,6
15:35 - 8
16:10 - 4,5
16:45 - 1,9