Winning tips last weekend were as scarce as Arsenal’s summer signings even if Early Morning (6/1) and Nations Alexander (4/1) did the business in the opening races.
So we’ve had more than a quiet word in the shell-like of Channel 4’s Mick Fitzgerald, Paddy Power, horse whisperer Turftalk ‘I’m always first to file’ Tom and our unlucky-in-love but ace at the pricing PP Trader.
They’ve promised that they’ll resist the allure of the Premier League (at least until the decent games are on later in the afternoon) to try and get you some ammo for the four-day Ebor meeting at York next week.
Kings Fete is getting 75 per cent of the love to open the scoring at Newbury, while the final TV race there has the panel split 50/50 between Home of the Brave and Convey.
But its the trifecta of tricky handicaps in the middle that will separate the winner from the also-rans come Saturday evening.