Bank holiday Mondays come with certain eventualities.
The eventuality that your boss rings you for a ‘small job’ while you’re hungover, the eventuality that you give in and run down the local chippie and the eventuality that you lie on your side to watch racing all day.
Well folks, have we got a bank holiday aid for you and that’s our top tip for the day.
This one’s a little cracker.
This eight-runner Class 3 handicap has some better-than-face-value sorts in here and while Henry Candy’s Greenside likely goes off favourite, I’m opposing him here.
The logic for that, of course, is that Chatez was long overdue winning a race of that nature and to finish with running was an achievement in and of itself. He comes in again off 90 and the form looks rock solid – however, he’ll be plenty short enough.
There’s a lot to like about Top Mission. He wasn’t considered good enough for Saeed bin Suroor, but that’s not a condemnation these days.
Marco Botti welcomed this recruit to his yard and he looked reinvigorated. He fell short by a head in his yard debut at Chelmsford – perhaps Ryan Moore was a tad too lax on him. This time, David Egan is aboard and one would suspect he’s probably going to give him a more enterprising ride.