In what has been a low grade week, we have another modest days racing. Thankfully the standard picks up a bit tomorrow.
Two races for us to analyse today.
Newmarket 3.45: Mediciman is a noted horse from last season who has been one of the few disappointments from the shortlist.
Steps down in grade and up in trip to 10 furlongs for the first time. The extra distance should suit. A very tight knit seven runner handicap where no runner can be discounted.
I would want 5/1 for Mediciman, currently 9/2 best. He knows this course well .Three of his career starts have been here, including his last two.
Down Royal 5.45: Intriguing and relatively valuable 2m hurdle.
Prickly has proved inconsistent in the past but impressed when winning on the flat at Killarney last time. If reproducing that level of ability over hurdles he will take plenty of beating.
Has winning course form in a bumper last year.
However if Prickly disappoints again, Mai Fitz looks the one to take advantage.
I go 5/2 Prickly and 3/1 Mai Fitz.
Really exhilirating end to the month with a big winner last Saturday and a strong bet 7/2 winner from our only two bets so far this week.
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