SUNDAY WEEKENDER

14:30 Chepstow Krackatoa King has been burnt a few fingers in his time and wouldn’t want following off a cliff at short odds. The last twice he has been heavily supported only to let down but he has looked as if not totally at home over gruelling tests of stamina and is taken to atone now dropped in trip. Often labelled as a lazy runner it will be interesting to see how he responds to Paul Maloney in the saddle but whatever, he is proven at this trip and in the grade so is selected to gain his suffering fans a bit of compensation. Bugsie Malone has often threatened to go in and takes a drop in grade today, he will surely win a race before the season is out but he does look a type who flatters to deceive. Allchilledout has now been a beaten favourite on his last two runs only to disappoint, the promise he had shown last term has rather been spoiled by that fact and though he needs respect it would be a sour taste if he went in today. Beer Goggles and Albert D’Olivate make some appeal and of the outsiders Phangio has at least won around here. Krackatoa King (WIN)

14:40 Fontwell Caid Du Lin swapped hands after routing a field on his final start in the French provinces and makes his Handicap/British debut today. Quite what kind of handicap mark he is up to is open to debate but his shrewd connections forked out 55,000 Euros for him and champion jockey Richard Johnson takes the ride. Royal Plaza tipped up when odds on the last day but had earlier looked a decent type when readily winning at Warwick, todays weight makes things very tricky however and he’s probably worth taking on. Walt looks a rather frustrating type though he will likely find a race before too long, this drop in trip hardly looks a positive however and there will be easier assignments in the future. Disputed lacks the scope of a few of these but has some solid form in the book and can play a part, it is however difficult to envisage him winning but he does command a healthy deal of respect. Venetia Williams finally has her string in good order and her Burrows Park stands out like a sore thumb at this trip today. Decent on the level in France he will probably relish todays trip and he is massively respected on his handicap bow. The rest are difficult to fancy but with a win to his name already over this trip Caid Du Lin is handed the narrowest of votes from Burrows Park. Caid Du Lin (WIN)

15:50 Naas I See You Well is the only one of these to ever make an appearance under rules though he didn’t show very much and it would be almost miraculous if he proved up to beating a highly interesting bunch of unraced types. Likely favourite Le Richebourg is a half brother to Grads Crus and Gevrey Chambertin (Both high class for David Pipe) and he makes a lot of appeal with Jamie Codd booked. Owned by JP McManus and in the capable hands of Joseph O’Brien he could turn out to be anything and cannot be opposed on his racecourse debut despite looking likely to want a good deal further in time. Cosmo’s Moon represents the exact same combinations that landed a Leopardstown bumper a few weeks ago and is likely to be popular in the betting given that. Endless Pleasure, Debuchet and Red Jack make appeal but with winners at a variety of trips in his pedigree it has to be said Le Richebourg makes much more appeal with a view to looking forwards too. Le Richebourg (WIN)