Early Bird – 7th May

3:05 Beverley – Life For Rent

Seems like the most exposed runner in the race, but we do know that 5f on good or faster looks ideal conditions for it, therefore its 3rd last time on soft ground and over 6f wasn’t a bad performance. Reverts back to Allen in the saddle who gets on well with the horse, there is no reason why we shouldn’t see a much improved display. Form of its last win worked out very well with third, fifth, sixth and seventh all won next time out so every reason to think it can win off just 3lb higher.

1pt win Life For Rent @ 8/1 Ladbrokes, Paddy and Betfair

4:50 Beverley – Areen Heart & Two For Two

Maybe a strange race to be betting two but at the prices I have to cover on an old favourite. Start with the main fancy in Areen Heart. Form tailed off last year on soft ground when I just don’t think it was able to pick its feet up as it has a fair turn of foot given the chance. Looks the ideal type for its trainer to revive its career and with the handicap having given it a chance then it has excellent possibilities of winning. Has a fair record fresh which also adds to the confidence.

The saver as it were is on Two For Two. Now a 10yo, this is its first run in class 4 or lower since 2013! Competed at a consistent level it is another whose form tailed off at the end of last year. On its day and on some of its form of last year it would have an excellent chance. The type who needs a strong pace to chase it may just be best to catch fresh and with the yard having an excellent start to the season then I can see this horse benefiting from the considerably easier grade.

1.5pt win Areen Heart @ 4/1 Skybet

0.5pt e/w Two For Two @ 20/1 Paddy Power and Betfair