BRITISH racing is back after an enforced six-day break and our man is eyeing a winning return with three Wednesday bets from Southwell.
COUNTRY’N’WESTERN could have the race set up for him in the 1m 4f handicap. There is sure to be a blistering pace as Hidden Depths went off like a scalded cat at Lingfield.
He must have been 15 lengths clear at one stage before being caught near the line by Endlessly. Purple Rock also likes to race handily and course winner Country’n’Western should be staying on strongly at the end having won over 1m 6f.
BUSY STREET was stepped up to two miles at Newcastle and came home strongly to hold off useful Stargazer. A 3lb rise is very fair and there has to be stamina concerns over chief market rivals Azari and Amitie Waltz.
Azari has been in rampant form, notching a hat-trick over 1m 4f, but is now up 9lb over this longer distance, while Amitie Waltz was beaten a neck by Flaming Marvel over 1m 4f at Wolverhampton, having seen off Purple Rock here over the same trip.
SPIRIT POWER has yet to tackle Fibresand but Eric Alson’s sprinter arrives at Southwell in terrific form. He carried a penalty at Newcastle at the end of January, following a Kempton success a week earlier, and that extra 6lb just proved his undoing in finishing second to Gorgeous General. Spirit Power was conceding the winner 18lb and should serve it up to Point Zero and Piazon.
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