I’ll be focusing on those horses you may not have even considered, hiding at the bottom of the market. With lots of competitive action, it leaves plenty of value to be found! You can find my bigger priced fancies below.
11:30 Lingfield – Dame Denali (40/1)
Perhaps first-time blinkers can be the key to DAME DENALI, who has been a mixed bag in handicaps this year. She has posted some notable efforts, including a fair run at Wolverhampton two starts ago off one-pound lower.
Her best effort so far came over course and distance back in March, where she was beaten a head in a similar handicap to this. She does need to bounce back from recent below-par runs, but the form of that near-miss would give her an excellent chance in a modest affair.
Darragh Keenan takes three pounds off her back and a strong case can be made for this over-priced filly.
3.45 Ludlow – Blue Bikini (20/1)
Far from disgraced on debut at Warwick last month, BLUE BIKINI can put her experience to good use. She was held up on her rules bow, travelling well into the contest before being outpaced in the straight. Keeping on pluckily, that looks to have been an above-average bumper for the time of year.
She can only improve for that experience and Stuart Edmunds has his team in superb form at present. A well-bred daughter of Winged Love, she looks like a useful prospect and few at the top of the market possess experience. She can put that edge to use under Ciaran Gethings and has strong claims.
4.45 Dundalk – Ticks The Boxes (20/1)
He doesn’t score often, but TICKS THE BOXES is too dangerously treated to ignore for Leanne Breen. He went close in a pair of turf handicaps earlier in the year, latterly off a twelve-pound higher mark than todays.
Positives can be taken from his recent runs at Dundalk, where he’s finished midfield on three occasions. Yet to win for this stable, he’s gone close on numerous occasions, including off much higher ratings, as previously mentioned.
The draw is certainly no help, but he’s tactically versatile and dropping in shouldn’t be an inconvenience. Granted some luck in running, his current rating will be no barrier to success.