RACE PREVIEWS & TIPS (THURSDAY)

14:50 Haydock Lexington Sky made short work of his rivals when winning readily at Nottingham on Tuesday, upped six pounds for that here and in a higher grade he has more to do but the ground clearly suits him. Chickenfortea is in good form at present and wont be inconvenienced by the ground, a winner two starts back and with solid form, he rates a big danger. Allux Boy is an outsider worthy of consideration despite his recent form and Peachey Carnehan could go close however, Lexington Sky can strike again, whilst the iron is hot. LEXINGTON SKY (WIN) – NAP

15:20 Haydock Specialv probably did well to finish as close as he did at Ayr last time having missed the break, seemingly best suited by soft ground he looks a good shout to run into the places and is taken to do just that. Danish Duke made all when winning at Thirsk last week and arrives here without a penalty, soft ground is no bother to him and he looks a worthy favourite. Champagne Bob and Pushkin Museum are fairly consitent, both deserve a mention as does outsider, Amood, who is begining to look well treated at present. SPECIALV (E/W)