We head to Redcar on bank holiday Monday to try and get the week off to a profitable start...
"The other to get the nod is Ingleby Spring, who made late headway despite early signs of greenness in a C&D maiden earlier in the month and should improve for it...."
14:35 - We kick off proceedings with a five-furlong maiden and the first to keep on side is Prince Bonnaire, who shaped well on his recent debut at Doncaster and looks likely to put that experience to good use and score here; at the very least he shouldn't be out of the frame. The other to get the nod is Ingleby Spring, who made late headway despite early signs of greenness in a C&D maiden earlier in the month and should improve for it.
15:05 - It's a maiden staying handicap under consideration next and it doesn't have the look of a contest that will take much winning. Olymnia was fourth at Doncaster last time and given the winner went on to score at York's Dante meeting and the second has come out and won since, she looks to have a good chance and will appreciate the step up in trip. The other to keep on side is Kashstaree who shaped better than his third at Beverley last time suggested and may appreciate the extra two furlongs he encounters here.
15:40 - A sole selection will suffice in this ten-furlong handicap in the shape of Stampede, who looked to have plenty in hand when scoring at Windsor on his handicap debut and is capable of improving further. He has the profile of an upwardly mobile type and is one to keep on side for a while yet.
16:15 - Providing the ground doesn't get too soft Ajmany looks to have an excellent chance in the feature race, a valuable ten-furlong handicap, to give Luca Cumani his third win in five years. He looked as good as ever when second in a red-hot Newmarket handicap on his return and can build on that; the other to make the cut is the in-form Sennockian Star, who has been in good heart of late and has the potential to run well again if in the same mood.
16:45 - It's another sole selection in the six-furlong maiden which follows and Secret Oasis looks sure to run well after acquitting herself with credit in a couple of C&D maidens in her two careers starts thus far.
17:15 - The final leg of today's perm is a 14-furlong handicap in which Hot Spice might be worth chancing now he's dropped to a tempting mark. Cheekpieces are fitted for the first time and if they bring about the required improvement he could surprise a few. The other selection is Precision Strike whose won his last two at Wolverhampton and returns to the turf off a potentially lenient mark.
14:35 - 2,7
15:05 - 4,9
15:40 - 2
16:15 - 1,5
16:45 - 5
17:15 - 2,3
= 16 Lines