Although South Forest is yet to even place in five career starts to date it’s safe to say that her best performance came when sixth of eighteen at The Curragh two starts back. He’s tackled 1m1f since then so a drop back to 7 furlongs is definitely going to help. He was only a handful of lengths behind when fifth that day and now with 5lbs less weight on her back it’ll be wise to grab some of the 12/1 she’s currently priced at.
Six year old Ice Cold In Alex isn’t the most prolific winner but has done really well this term with a second and a third in his last few outings. He’s a really consistent type who now resides off just a 1lb higher handicap mark and I’m pretty positive he can pick up a place.
ICE COLD IN ALEX
It’s obviously going to be really tricky to decipher this 17 runner five furlong sprint but I’m hoping I can point you in the right direction with Dapper Man.
Trainer Roger Fell hasn’t seen much success in his yard of late but his six year old sprinter drops back down to Class 6 company for the first time since April 2018. With a total of 38 starts since then, which includes competing at Class 2 level, you have to think that despite not having the best recent form he should play a major part in this if anywhere near his best. He didn’t do too poorly when fifth here in a much better race last time. Definite opportunity to finish in the money!
One of only two course and distance winners in the line up Rebel State looks massively overpriced at around 22/1. Especially considering his course form. One win and two places from just four starts here gives him a much better chance than the bookies seem to think and hopefully punters can capitalise.
(odds quoted correct at time of writing) written by Rory Paddock