Our two selections both ran well yesterday. Instant Attraction was made a lot of use of at Ripon but found only a couple too strong and Chieftain’s Choice was successful at Stratford.
3.30 – Catterick – Inner Circle. 1 pt e/w. Available at 14/1.
In a very competitive seven furlong handicap it’s not easy to discount any of the eleven runners. At a big price it may be worth chancing that Inner Circle can make the frame at the very least. He has only seen the winners enclosure once in 21 starts but he has been placed eight times. He wasn’t at his best at Musselburgh last time out but he often follows a lesser run with a good one. Bar that last effort, the only previous times he was seen in this class was when running up a sequence of 122 when first entering handicap company back in the Summer/Autumn of 2016 and on his penultimate start when finishing third at Carlisle carrying a welter burden of 10-3. He has been placed four times in better company from higher marks this season and is now down to his lowest mark for almost two years. His best performance of this campaign came over today’s trip on his reappearance and only time he has run here. The yard could be in better form but they had a welcome winner at Ripon yesterday and they have had two winners and three seconds from their eleven entries here this season.
5.00 – Catterick:
Spirit Of Wedza. 1.5 pts win. Available at 13/2.
Turanga Leela. 0.75 pts e/w. Available at 14/1.
Some of these come into this sprint in good form while others lurk on very dangerous marks were they to stage a revival. In the former group is Spirit of Wedza who has a good draw for a horse who likes to be ridden positively. He was a C/D winner and, despite running as well, and sometimes better, in four races since he finds himself just three pounds higher this afternoon. Within that sequence was a narrow defeat over C/D from today’s mark. He was a winner from one pound higher at Hamilton last season and good ground or faster suits. Turanga Leela hasn’t beat a horse in her last three starts and has been beaten a total of 114 lengths. She may have the lost the plot completely but she was running creditably against much better opposition from much higher marks last season and the re-fitting of the visor may spark her back to life. If it does, she will get very competitive from a mark sixteen pounds below her peak, which was only last July.
5.25 – Lingfield – Ascot Day. 1 pt e/w. Available at 14/1. (Bet365, Betvictor, MarathonBet)