Course and distance winner BODACIOUS NAME hails from the yard of John Quinn who has his horses hitting a bit of form of late. The six year olds course form reads very well with two victories and a place from four course starts. He’s on an attractive mark and should be fit for his recent all-weather exploits and at around 22/1 seems drastically overpriced.
I may be slaughtered for siding with this horse once again but I just feel that despite a string of poor performances PADDY POWER has a victory in him somewhere. The seven year old has only raced once here at Pontefract and that produced success. Can he keep his 100% course record? Of course it’s not a guarantee but surely he’s going to pounce at some point and I don’t want us as punters to miss out.
Elsewhere we have Penny Pot Lane who could grab yet another place.
A course and distance win last time out was impressive enough from FAST SPIN and with only a six pound rise in a similar looking contest I don’t think it’ll take much for James Doyle’s ride to claim another victory.
I’d keep a close eye on Rux Ruxx if they attract any market support.
Derek Shaw’s veteran DYNAMO WALT was very poor when returning from a lengthy absence however he should strip much much fitter for that outing. It’s interesting to see that prior to that performance his last three course starts resulted in one win and a place. Both of those performances came with much more weight on his back. Obviously others hold much stronger claims but at 25/1 it might be worth taking a chance on the nine year old.
written by Rory Paddock