Burn the Boats, Dundalk, 6pm
Picked up for €8,000 after finishing a solid third two Chestnut Fire who is much better than running in claimers. Although that race was over a mile, Burn the Boats is not short of early pace and should handle the drop back down in distance.
This is a very winnable race and he can prove a very sharp claim.
Dark Amber, Dundalk, 8.30pm
We put her up last week but she was a reserve and didn’t get a run. So we’ll go in again. This is her first start for the Damian English team and following them has been a very profitable angle so far. Joseph O’Brien’s favourite is ridiculously short and he’s drawn way out in the car park in stall 14.
That might stop his winning run so our mare is well enough handicapped to at least run into a place.
Venezia, Dundalk, 9pm
He may well have his own ideas about the game as his two wins from 28 runs record tells you. However there is no getting away from the fact that he is very talented and has placed on 4 from his 6 tries including a win around this ball park trip at Fundalk.
The favourite Pivot Bridge has gone up 12lb and that should be enough to stop him from racking up the three-timer.
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Bastia, Newcastle, 6.45pm
Martin Myde’s runner looks to have been handed a very realistic mark of 69 for her handicap debut after a pretty tidy performance at Chelmsford. She came from way off the gallop to beat a more experienced rival.
The way she hit the line would suggest that the stiffer nature of Newcastle’s track will be bang up her street. She can maintain her 100 per cent record and could be the bet of the night.
Gowanless, Newcastle, 7.15pm
He’s not troubled the judge since winning on his racecourse debut at Redcar 11 starts back – but has dropped a whopping 27lb in the handicap which makes him very interesting. He goes well fresh so coming here after a break is not a problem.
The yard had a reappearance winner that did exactly the same at this venue earlier in the week.
Fingals Cave, Newcastle, 7.45pm
Looks off a fair mark and has only been with this very shrewd handler Ian Jardine for five tries so far. All his wins have come over the long sprint of 7 furlongs but there looks enough pace in here for him to get a lead as he can sometimes ruin his chance by pulling too hard.
It’s a kids’ race so someone’s speedometer won’t be working!