Through The Card: Redcar, Monday May 29

There is racing from Redcar on Monday
There is racing from Redcar on Monday

Timeform take you through Redcar's Bank Holiday Monday card.

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12:45 - Wahoo was a length behind BENGALI BOYS (1) at Beverley back in April and though he now has a 5 lb pull in the weights, the latter went on to show both improved form and a good attitude when narrowly going down to Mutanaaseq at Doncaster earlier this month. Both remain open to further improvement, but the narrow vote goes to the more battle-hardened Bengali Boys.

13:15 - Valley of Rocks sets the standard on his two-year-old form but isn't the most convincing of favourites given that he is a stoutely bred hard puller. The drop back to six furlongs could be the key after he was too free over a mile at Chepstow last time, but he looks one to take on for Placepot purposes. Another also dropping in trip is DON VALENTINO (2), who showed something to work on when fourth at Musselburgh on debut. He is worth including along with BLACK SALT (1), who was no match for Yalawin at Ripon last time but probably won't face a rival of that class here.

13:50 - Never the easiest of races to weigh up, but if POBBLES (10) runs to anywhere near the pick of her winter form (when with Roger Charlton) she will take all the beating. She pulled hard on her turf debut at Nottingham last time, but is taking a marked drop in grade here as well as dropping in trip.

14:25 - Plenty to like about SUWAAN (7) here, who has looked an improved model this season for Ruth Carr, winning at Newcastle in March before posting a good third at Nottingham last time despite racing freely. He is probably not completely straightforward and being drawn on the flank isn't ideal, but there is plenty of other pace in this race which may help, and there is little doubt that he remains ahead of his current mark.

15:00 - If SAVE THE BEES (3) is ridden more prominently than on his last couple of starts he could get an easy time of things on the front-end, and could be hard to peg back, now down to his last winning mark, after all. The lack of blinkers is a slight concern, however, and it is also worth including VISITANT (5), who won readily at Ayr last time and could have more to offer given his profile.

15:35 - An interesting renewal. There is a strong suspicion that there is more to come from HIBOU (5) this season given his progressive form at the back-end of 2016, which culminated in a good third (best of those held up) at York in October. He took a few runs to hit stride last term and there is every chance he needed his reappearance at Ayr over a mile. An easy winner over C&D last term, he makes plenty of appeal. EUCHEN GLEN (8) swept to the front in impressive fashion to win at Ayr on his last start, and also appeals as the sort to go on to better things. Both selections could do with King Bolete and Storm King making this a true test.

16:10 - Plenty of John Quinn's horses have run well on their reappearances this season and that could be the case for Miss Tree, who should appreciate the step back up in trip here. Question of Faith is also fairly interesting with Paul Hanagan booked for the ride.


Recommendation:

Win back SUWAAN in the 14:25

Placepot permutation:

12:45 - 1
13:15 - 1, 2
13:50 - 10
14:25 - 7
15:00 - 3, 5
15:35 - 5, 8

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