ANGEL PALANAS (1.20) steps up a furlong under a 6lb penalty but still looks ahead of the handicapper at Southwell.
Karl Burke's gelding romped home last week and Sebastian Woods takes off 7lb. Blinkers now replace cheek-pieces and Angel Palanas should justify favouritism.
Over the sticks at Ludlow, CRUCIAL ROLE (3.45) is the each-way recommendation in an open-looking 3m handicap hurdle.
Henry Daly does especially well at the Shropshire track and Crucial Role second to Cave Top over 2m 4f at Uttoxeter was a fine effort. The winner ran prominently for a long way in a Grade 2 contest won by classy Mr Whipped at Warwick on Saturday.
- Southwell 1.20 – Angel Palanas (2-1, McBookie)
- Ludlow 3.45 – Crucial Role ew (15-2, Paddy Power, McBookie)
Johnb's Thursday Tips
- Meydan 2:30 – Rayya 5-4 NAP/NB
- Chelmsford 6:30 – Georgian Bay 6-4
- Chelmsford 8:30 – Pulsating 6-4 skybet