Alan Thompson returns to the tipping chair for Monday's racing with two selections, from Ayr and Southwell...
"looked to really relish the step up in distance and despite that impressive display, he's actually dropped 1lb in the ratings"
Dagleish's three-year-old will continue to improve
Keith Dagliesh's charge is having just his fifth career start, but Bringitonboris finished with a flourish when he stepped up to a mile and a quarter at Doncaster on his latest outing. He looked to really relish the step up in distance and despite that impressive display, he's actually dropped 1lb in the ratings.
As well as some weight off his back, he is also dropping in grade, there is plenty to like about the unexposed three-year-old's chances today.
It's a competitive 14-runner handicap and Dagleish has another in the field who is not without a chance. Paddyplex has won here twice before over this trip but I just think he is still a little too high in the weights.
A bigger threat could be Richard Fahey's Key Spirit who is also very lightly raced, just two career starts, and therefore potentially open to improvement on his handicap debut. But I think this look setup for Bringitonboris off a very workable mark.
Step up in trip looks Perfect for Jonjo O'Neill's charge at Southwell
Perfect City for Jonjo O'Neill was narrowly denied (beaten a neck) over two miles here a couple of weeks ago, but assuming he can get the trip today then he looks like he will take plenty of beating. The five-year-old was running on strongly at the finish last time suggesting the step up is well within his reach. He also won well at Uttoxeter after returning from a 205 day break, where again he showed his potential stamina doing his best work at the end over two miles.
Dog Of War for Dan Skelton and Tight Call for Tim Vaughan look like being the biggest trouble, but the former hasn't been seen on the track for 255 and didn't show a great deal in three novices.
He has, however, had wind surgery ahead of handicap debut and the betting will be a good guide as to what they really think of him. The six-year-old Tight Call fell on his latest start at Ludlow in February and I think is best watched on his reappearance. I think Perfect City, will be fitter and has the beating of them both.
2020 (prior to this week) : +2.69pts
This week so far...
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2020 P&L +2.69 pts
2019 P&L +0.31 pts
2018 P&L +82.29 pts
2017 P&L +53.30 pts
2016 P&L +15.23 pts