Good Tidings only made his debut in September, but he has progressed nicely in a short space of time, particularly on the all-weather, and he should have even more to come. He won his first two starts on artificial surfaces at Lingfield and Newcastle, respectively, and has performed with credit to be placed in handicaps at Kempton the last twice. Good Tidings left the impression he should have won last time, going like the best horse at the weights in a first-time visor (retained), but had to wait for a gap in the straight, finishing well once in the clear. He is up another 2lb in the weights now, but he shapes like he wants a trip, and is expected to be well suited by this greater test of stamina.
18:30 Chelmsford City – Kerrera
Kerrera made the perfect start for Dean Ivory when narrowly winning a C&D handicap under this rider last month. She travelled fluently significantly back in trip on her first start for six months, still in last position two furlongs from home, and having to weave her way through but getting up nicely on the line. Kerrera won with much more in hand than the bare margin suggests on that occasion and remains with plenty of handicapping scope having been raised just 2lb in the weights (has won off 12lb higher before).
13:35 Bangor – Nothing Man
This doesn’t look the strongest race of its type and Nothing Man brings the most potential to the table. Admittedly, he hasn’t torn up any trees in a trio of novice hurdles since joining this yard, but he has a piece of bumper form last season which makes him of interesting now handicapping from a modest mark. The standard setters on form aren’t too reliable therefore Nothing Man makes some appeal from an each-way perspective.
13:35 Bangor: Nothing Man
17:30 Chelmsford City: Good Tidings
18:30 Chelmsford City: Kerrera
* All odds correct at time of posting.