Just the three meetings this afternoon where the highlight comes from Edinburgh and the opening of the flat season for Musselburgh, alongside meetings from Lingfield and then over at Wolverhampton this evening under the flood lights.
We have highlighted the best bets from each of the meetings and fingers crossed end the day a step ahead of those bookmakers!
Musselburgh 3:45 – Love Dreams, 5/2
Trainer Mark Johnston continues in really good form at this early stage of the flat season and looks to have a strong hand this afternoon at Musselburgh and the best bet on the card looks to be LOVE DREAMS in the 7 furlong handicap at 3:45pm.
The five year old won from a 7lb higher mark back in 2018 so is well handicapped at the current time from a mark of 93, and looked to return to form at Kempton last time out in what looks to be a form line to follow. Previous to this he was running in hot contests out in Dubai, and if you look back to the level of form he produced when scoring at glorious Goodwood you would have to think he is a class above today’s rivals.
The draw in stall four won’t be a hindrance and would expect P J McDonald to be prominent throughout before looking to pounce in the home stretch and hopefully get back to winning ways.
The main danger could be Porth Swtan who has been putting up big figures on the clock and looks over priced, but it is hard to get away from Love Dreams who looks to have been placed well and should take some stopping.
Lingfield 2:00pm – Swiss Pride, 9/4
Richard Hughes is making a real splash for himself in the training ranks and the former champion jockey looks to have the banker of the day at Lingfield this afternoon with the three year old SWISS PRIDE who should continue winning ways if reproducing the same level of form as when last seen at the track earlier in the month.
He showed plenty of early pace that day so the step back to 5 furlongs won’t be an inconvenience and though carrying top weight he still looks well handicapped from a mark of 77.
Shane Kelly is the go to man for Hughes and so could be significant that has booked him for the mount once again and looks a winnable contest for the progressive type.
The main danger looks to be Lille for Kevin Ryan who also could prove to be well handicapped but the visual impression Swiss Pride gave last time out suggested there is plenty more to come and would expect him to prove hard to beat once again this afternoon .
Wolverhampton 6:30pm – Singing Sheriff, 4/1
Ed Walker has a few interesting runners today’s and looks to have the best value bet of the day in the shape of the four year old SINGING SHERIFF in the mile and half handicap at 6:30pm.
The selection has really improved since the turn of the year and was well backed to score at Kempton last time out in what looks a good race for the grade. Liam Keniry rode him really confidently to suggest he felt he had plenty left in the engine and would expect him to be a horse to follow over the next few weeks and months.
The one issue is that he seems to be very keen still, so would really boost the chances if Keniry is able to settle him early doors, and If so should take all the beating.
Arabic Culture is the obvious danger and sure to have his supporters, but at the prices it is hard to get past Singing Sheriff who remains a horse to follow and looks decent value at the prices.