DOSE (7.45) has been found a good opening by Richard Fahey at Wolverhampton this evening.
She has been a disappointing sort but hasn't run at all badly on her last couple of outings. Dose chased home Courier at Chelmsford City and finished second in an amateur riders' event over course and distance last time. Paul Hanagan takes over the reins and Dose is a stonking each-way bet at 9-2 now meeting her own sex.
Rowlestonerendezvu is favourite on the back of a nose defeat at Lingfield nine days ago and she won by a wide margin at Kempton in January. However, she has been competing over longer trips and this extended mile may be on the sharp side.
SKY MARSHAL (5.00) is my main bet at Lingfield, with Ed Walker's four-year-old chasing a hat-trick.
He is a dual course winner and that wins him the nod over Star Ascending. I just cannot get this horse right, having tipped him the two occasions he got beat at Southwell and swerved him every time he has won.
The handicapper has given Star Ascending another great chance as he is due to go up 9lb in future. The one drawback is his lack of track experience on a different surface at Lingfield.
LAYTOWN (2.10) is trading at around 9-2 and that makes her an attractive each-way proposition.
Jamie Osborne's filly made hot favourite Bezos sweat at Wolverhampton 13 days ago and I'm hoping Dougie Costello gives Laytown a positive ride from a wide berth in stall nine.
- Wolverhampton 7.45 – Dose (9-2, bet365)
- Lingfield 5.0 – Sky Marshal (5-2, McBookie)
- Lingfield 2.10 – Laytown ew (9-2, Ladbrokes, bet365)
Johnb's Friday Tips
- Dundalk 5:30 – Six Silver Lane (15-9, P NAP/NB (double stake)
- Dundalk 8.0 – Patrick Joseph (9-4, C