BARNEY DWAN (1.30) relished the switch to fences at Market Rasen and is taken to blow away his rivals in the Scottish Future Champions Novices' Chase at Musselburgh.
Sponsors bet365 have been rewarded with some top action at the Scottish track and Barney Dwan made a very favourable impression when jumping quick and neat to thump Clondaw Cian and Solighoster.
Fergal O'Brien's gelding had the speed over hurdles to chase home very smart Irish horse Presenting Percy in the Pertemps Network Final at Cheltenham last March, with Jury Duty well held in third.
SIR CHAUVELIN (2.05) did us a turn on his last trip along the M8 to Musselburgh and Jim Goldie's dual-purpose horse can defy an 8lb rise in the Scottish County Hurdle.
The six-year-old produced a decisive turn of foot to scythe down Silver Concorde and as long as the track isn't riding too testing Sir Chauvelin should have the measure of Amour De Nuit.
Paul Nicholls's top weight travelled well in the lead at Doncaster before finding Irish Roe and Moyaayed too strong. Bryony Frost is making a habit of picking off big prizes on a Saturday and is excellent value for her 5lb claim.
I fancy a couple at Lingfield where AUTHOR'S DREAM (1.25) has looked a different animal since forcing tactics were employed by William Knight.
His five-year-old never looked likely to be reeled in by Joseph O'Brien's Grey Waters over course and distance, and had earlier hacked up by 11 lengths at Wolverhampton.
AMERICAN GIGOLO (4.15) was an expensive failure, albeit by only a head, when failing to catch Fearsome here last month.
Harry Fry's six-year-old is a winner over hurdles and I expect Fran Berry to make more use of American Gigolo this time.
- Musselburgh 1.30 – Barney Dwan (6-4, bet365)
- Musselburgh 2.05 – Sir Chauvelin (13-8, McBookie, bet365, William Hill)
- Lingfield 1.25 – Author's Dream (100-30, Paddy Power)
- Lingfield 4.05 – American Gigolo (9-4, general)
Johnb's Saturday Tips
- Lingfield 2.00 – Double Up (5-1, L
- Lingfield 3.05 – Victory Bond (5-4, L NAP
- Wetherby 4:30 – Tupolev (15-2, L NB
- Leopardstown 3.30 – Faugheen (11-10, P