Early Bird – 19th May

Uninspiring Saturday from a betting point of view, though plenty of races I will be reviewing afterwards.

3:20 Thirsk – Landing Light

I advised this five days ago only to see it finish third. However, the race was dominated by two horses and those off the pace were never able to get competitive. This did easily best of those that were ridden more patiently so shouldn’t be written off. Is clearly in good heart and whilst it has a high draw it is often favoured at this track. If it gets the strong pace it needs and the race falls apart at the head of affairs then this shouldn’t be far away.

1pt e/w Landing Light @ 9/1 1/5th odds 4 places Ladbrokes, Coral and Betfred

5:05 Thirsk – Carlton Frankie

Another horse I tipped just a couple of days ago, rewarding e/w terms with 4th place. Was actually second best of those to race on its side, beaten only late on. Showed plenty of pace and will be well suited to conditions here. If this run doesn’t come too soon for the horse then it can rewarded again with a similar performance.

1.5pt win Carlton Frankie @ 7/2 widely available