We head to Will Rogers Downs in Oklahoma for an eleven race Monday programme which is live on Sky Sports Racing and free to view on PaddyPower.com. We’re playing a Heinz to small stakes on the first six races. Be lucky!
Hong Kong Helen is yet to win after 7 attempts but has been knocking on the door lately. A repeat of her February 12 form at Sam Houston Park could be good enough to lift this weak opener. She stayed on well for second place that night and should be suited to this extra half furlong. Deja Sue takes a drop in class after a couple of disappointing performances. She remains unexposed and must be respected in such a low-class affair.
Nym was an impressive winner over course and distance April 7. He’s thoroughly exposed and is running in a stronger race tonight. He warrants respect with the in-form Leandro Concalves keeping the ride. Edge Of Ackworth switches from Sunland Park and is well drawn for his first start here. He’s won 6 of his 30 starts and also warrants respect in this class. He shades our vote.
Strong Side tried to make all over a half a furlong shorter April 6 here. He was caught on the line that day and we’re not confident that this step up to 6 furlongs will suit. Dance Doctor finished just behind Strong Side on his first visit here March 23. He could have a say from this ideal inside draw.
Nocturnal Mission narrowly failed on her first visit here April 6. She’s a game mare that has made the frame in 11 of her 21 career starts. She has winning form over this longer trip and jockey Ty Kennedy has won on 19 of his last 65 rides. She looks the obvious choice in this. Silky Appeal made the frame at a big price April 15. She’s clearly in good form and worth considering for the forecast.
Tapindeed had nothing left to offer inside the final furlong when fancied here last week. He steps up to 6 furlongs tonight but could be worth taking on after that disappointing effort. Tiz The Storm hasn’t won since landing a double at Turf Paradise last May. She ran well in defeat when second at that venue on her latest start February 24. She’s one to consider from this inside draw on her first visit here tonight.
Recorder plugged on well when beaten less than a length over half a furlong shorter here March 30th. This longer trip looks sure to suit and he has some solid form in better races than this and gets the verdict in a race that won’t take much winning. Gambler is also respected.
Traders Heinz selections:
7.15pm – Hong Kong Helen @ 11/10
7.45pm – Edge Of Ackworth @ 7/1
8.15pm – Dance Doctor @ 7/1
8.45pm – Nocturnal Mission @ 8/15
9.15pm – Tiz The Storm @ 9/1
9.45pm – Recorder @ 13/2
*Prices correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.