We start our day’s previews with a class five one mile handicap.
So It’s War notched up a very good win at Beverly on Saturday and will probably be well supported for this today but he’ll have a three pound penalty to deal with today and even though he looks a progressive sort there may be others with a better chance.
Nelson’s Bay comes here bidding for a hat-trick after two good wins at Musselburgh and even though he is another having to contend with a penalty he looks to still have a bit more in him yet.
Tornesel makes his handicap debut after a long time away from the track and shouldn’t be dismissed after a good fourth over this distance last time out.
Mystical Moment to me looks very highly priced in this; she was running in a lot better company than this last season and obviously needed her run at Newcastle last month to blow away any cobwebs; she is currently at her lowest weight to date and with all that in mind she should be able to take one of the places in this today.
Mystical Moment (E/W)
We continue at Redcar for our second race another class five one mile handicap.
A 10/1 and a 50/1 have won this race in the past two years but I don’t think that’s going to happen again today.
Space War won by over three lengths eight days ago and comes here seeking a quick fire double but he’s been raised six pounds for that last win and it may just be beyond him today.
It seems weird to see Red Paladin taking on the mile as he tends to stick with seven furlongs these day’s but he did finish third over course and distance back in 2013 and is two pounds lower than that third today.
Argaki to me looks the won to beat in this today; he seemed to be very harshly treated by the handicapper on his return to turf after a good win on the all-weather and the handicapper looks to of thought so too dropping him four pounds and that may just give him the edge he needs.
We stay at Redcar for our final preview a class four, five furlong handicap.
This looks a very open race with a few of these with big chances especially my selection Thatcherite; his trainer and jockey won this race twelve months ago and look to be able to do that again with Thatcherite; he is only three pounds higher than his win at Beverley two weeks ago and may be one to stick with.
The pregnant Rozene escapes a penalty for her win at Ripon last time out and has to be the biggest danger and with a 37.5% strike rate she shouldn’t be ignored.
Soul Brother is another that looks very dangerous dropping back into this grade after finishing third in much better company than this last time out and has E/W money written all over him.
Bondi Beach Boy and Singeur have both slumped down the weights as of late and are others that can be dangerous if finding their past forms.
Thatcherite (E/W if 5/1+)