Early Bird – 19th July

Got the price once more but unfortunately couldn’t win.

3:20 Leicester – Recollect

Been waiting for this to step up to a mile, so interesting they actually drop it back to 6f for its last run when never getting competitive. Makes its handicap debut here against mostly older horses where it is able to compete with an allowance. For a yard that does so well with their handicappers, its mark looks lenient and one the trainer could work to his advantage.

1.5pt win Recollect @ 3/1 widely available

3:00 Hamilton – Yes You

Winner of this race last year, though off a stone lower mark. However, ran really well here last time on soft ground when just picked up late on. Therefore the better ground should be much more in its favour as it will see the trip out on faster ground. Yard is in good form, the horse is running well and we know it acts around here. Everything is set up for a big run.

1pt win Yes You @ 6/1 Paddy Power

8:00 Doncaster – Hajjam

Sets the more solid and reliable form here with a good record on fast ground and over 7f. Probably wasn’t suited to the small field conditions last time, though the fourth has come out and won since. Record over course and distance reads 322, it looks sure to run another good race.

1pt win Hajjam @ 6/1 BetBright