FIRE BRIGADE (3.05) can ring the alarm bells for bookmakers in a decent Class 2 handicap at Leicester.
Michael Bell applies cheek-pieces for the first time on Fire Brigade, a close second in the mud at Ayr following his third to very smart Ostilio at Doncaster.
NOT SO SLEEPY (1.55) contests the other Class 2 handicap on the card and Hughie Morrison’s gelding deserves a rub of the green on the back of two runner-up efforts behind Byron Flyer over course and distance, and Communique at Newbury. With Hochfeld and Aasheq in opposition there should be a strong early pace, with Not So Sleepy tucking in for his late effort.
ROARING FORTIES (4.15) won well at Ayr and ran up to his mark under a penalty at Musselburgh when fourth to Gabrial The Tiger in a better quality handicap.
At Redcar, VALENTINO SUNRISE (12.35) will handle the soft ground better than most having ploughed through the mud to land a similar nursery at Haydock.