Just the four runners but most are coming in here looking to continue their successful campaigns. The selection is the lightly-raced improver in the field and his form at Wolverhampton when beating a Michael Appleby hotpot last time, seems to be key. WATER OF LEITH has the most scope to cope with a tactical affair.
Has obviously not been the easiest to train and we have only seen him three tracks. He was mightily impressive at this track on his racecourse debut in December 2018 and looked destined to climb a good way up the ratings ladder. However, there was obviously one or two niggling problems that have kept CRACKLING off the track. There’s not much pace in here, but we have the right man on board in Ryan Moore to take care of how the race evolves.
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STOPNSEARCH has been a little unlucky on his last two starts and disappointingly for trainer Brett Johnson continues to climb up the handicap without getting that win on the board. However, he is fully effective over today’s course and distance, and has ended up with a handy position from the gate into the tricky mile-and-a-quarter start.
He’s not the easiest ride as he can get very ‘lit up’ and run way too keen in his races. Jockey Shane Kelly has just about got his number and has won on him twice from four rides. He’s drawn right down on the paint in stall one that suit his hold-up style. Kelly will ride DESERT LAND for luck and it could be heart-in-mouth stuff, but he’s an exciting watch and talented on his day.
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