THERE should be some ease in the track at Chepstow, so it’s best to focus on soft ground performers.
WOODY BAY (5.35) made all to score under these conditions at Newmarket and was only caught close home on a return visit a few days later. He remains at the right end of the handicap.
Silvestre De Sousa has a good book of rides and SLIPSTREAM (6.40) made a winning debut for Mick Appleby when ridden positively at Lingfield five days ago. The three-year-old makes plenty of appeal under his fixed penalty.
FAITHFUL MOUNT (7.45) has stamina to prove in the two-miler but scored quite convincingly from Multellie at Haydock over 1m 6f last September. The gelding races off a 6lb lower mark this evening and handled an easy surface when winning at Leicester last autumn.
Ryan Moore goes to Salisbury for some tasty mounts and SUPERNOVA (5.10) should appreciate going an extra two furlongs in a trappy four-runner handicap. David Simcock’s colt was well on top at the finish over 1m 4f at Doncaster last month.
At Beverley, RED CHARMER (5.00) gave odds-on Jacbequick a scare in a Redcar seller last time and although not so generously treated in this amateur riders’ handicap he should go well at an each-way price.