We take you through the card at Towcester on Thursday.
"...with cheekpieces applied, a stiff finish ahead of her and Nico de Boinville in the saddle for the first time, at around 3.02/1 we'd rather be with her than with the largely rum bunch she faces."
12:40 - There are stamina doubts over Brod Na Heireann and misgivings about Toby Lerone's attitude, so it could be worth chancing Celldomfed in this opening novice. There's a chance you'll be on a horse that's still a long-term project, though the step up in trip could be read as a statement of intent.
13:10 - Newton Thistle is respected as he'll surely relish a test of stamina, though his price more or less reflects his chance. There's a little more of a chance to be taken about Gamain, though at four times the price he appeals. A maiden point winner in Ireland, he is unexposed as a stayer but has always left the impression he'll get three miles.
13:40 - This is an undeniably low-grade affair, so we shouldn't be surprised that the market has spotted Burgundy Betty. Even so, with cheekpieces applied, a stiff finish ahead of her and Nico de Boinville in the saddle for the first time, at around 3.02/1 we'd rather be with her than with the largely rum bunch she faces.
14:10 - However you slice it, this novice handicap requires a lot of guesswork. Monderon is the one that appeals most, not long with the Henry Oliver yard and producing a career-best last time. It's reckoned he could outstay the respected St Johns Point.
14:40 - There again isn't much to go on in this maiden hurdle. Money for Kingussie would be interesting, given he made a winning bumper debut for Shaun Lycett and has since joined Ben Pauling. He wouldn't be the first from the yard to spring forward after a break.
15:10 - A basement handicap chase. From nine runners, we have six 'squiggles', an 'x', a '?' and a '-'. That's not very good. Ballyegan has been a bit better than this and threatened a return last time, so he'd be the one to take a chance on.
15:40 - This bumper isn't much of a betting proposition. It's hard to argue with Wetherby runner-up Cajun Fiddle being odds-on and yet there are enough lurkers to put us off a bet. Of those, Graceful Legend would be nominated as one to look out for.
1pt win Gamain in the 13:10
2pts win Burgundy Betty in the 13:40
12:40 - 1, 5
13:10 - 5
13:40 - 3
14:10 - 3
14:40 - 6
15:10 - 4, 5
= 4 lines