Cracking 3/1 and 6/1 (returned 11/1) winners tipped up at Wolves on Friday, where we thought one of our main men Rossa Ryan might have a field day - and he rattled in FOUR !
He's different gravy, as I've said on so, so many occasions in these columns in the past 6-12 months. A joy to behold from the front, sitting chilly, mid-div - you name it, he can do it. With finesse, class, aplomb.
Welcome to a new week, and a Monday Feb 12th that has Catterick and Plumpton scheduled over the sticks, and Wolverhampton once again on the Tapeta all-weather.
Guess where we're going then for Monday's Lucky 15 suggestion? Never in doubt ...
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18.30 Bursinel @ 7/1
A select, novice stakes race for 3-yr-olds, and some mighty yards are represented.
Godolphin/Charlie Appleby saddle two, either of whom could prevail and are likely to head the market. I'm taking a chance though on a William Haggas-trained Fastnet Rock gelding, out of a Galileo mare - Bursinel.
Two runs to date, both last month, and both at Kempton. Two decent placed efforts at a mile, and he gets 9.5f here which looks sure to suit on breeding.
Tom Marquand rides, and he's among the winners right now - when is he not? He was on board for this one's debut so can put that knowledge to good use and is an attractively-priced alternative to the duo from the boys in blue.
19.30 Romilda @ 4/1
Marquand at the double, fingers crossed.
Another Haggas inmate, showing excellent form just now and surely deserving of what would be a first career success. Still a maiden then at 4, but this Kingman filly was beaten a neck only last time at Lingers and had to sit and suffer before challenging.
On a line though winner that day Masqool he has every chance for me of beating the likely fav Tribal Wisdom, and may have more to fear from Great Blasket, Rossa Ryan's only booked mount on the card.
I'll be doing a little reverse forecast, Romilda/Great Blasket, too - got to massively respect a solitary R Ryan engagement.
20.00 Miss Sligo @ 11/4
The excellent Saffie Osborne rides this New Approach mare for Dad Jamie, who I recall hurtling around jumping tracks back in the day on the likes of Arctic Call. He's a character, and has translated all that class in the saddle to the training game.
Miss Sligo has won here before and hinted at a return to form at Southwell last time when a length-second at the trip/grade. Won off a mark of 48 on the turf in the summer and goes off 50 here, the same as Southwell.
Plenty of thoroughly exposed campaigners oppose, and it might just be ladies' night.
20.30 Confederation @ 9/2
Rhys Clutterbuck rides for Newmarket handler Dylan Cunha.
The 4-yr-old gelding is a very infrequent scorer but has become dangerously well-handicapped in my book, and ran a decent second last time in an amateur contest behind an easy winner who was notching up a double.
He was rated 70 in the spring and is down to 55 tonight. Not the greatest draw from the eight box, but he looks as if he's coming to hand and is another running at a value price in my eyes.
If you're playing, as always, enjoy - and good luck! (four weeks and one day to Cheltenham ..)
Lucky 15 tips from Betfred Insights.