Trainer Roger Fell has had his horses doing well of late with six recent winners including a victory and a place in two runners at Pontefract yesterday. He sends out AL OZZDI who should be happy to return to the one mile distance and a course he holds a solid record at. Looking at the five year old’s course and distance form he’s claimed a win and a place from four starts. Now back to a decent handicap mark he’s set to go well.
The penultimate race on the card at Newcastle sets the scene for today’s second selection where former course and distance winner ROARING RORY is likely to relish a return to the all-weather after a poor turf performance last time out. The Ollie Pears trained seven year old finished second when last racing over course and distance and aims to produce a repeat performance back here. He’s not the most consistent type nor the most prolific having not won since November 2018 but he’s too attractive off a mark of 50 and priced at around 14/1 not to have an each way punt.
Exactly an hour later we side with yet another course and distance winner this time in the form of LOTHARIO. Hailing from the yard of Dean Ivory this six year old grey has produced some fair performances of late without seriously challenging. That leaves him now carrying less weight than his last winning mark. He holds very good form here at Kempton, especially in this grade and although there’s more consistent types in the line up I’ll take a chance on this current 14/1 shot.
written by Rory Paddock