MR COCO BEAN (5.20) was a shade unlucky not to win at Haydock last Saturday but should go one better at Redcar. Ben Curtis found himself short of racing room until it was too late but Mr Coco Bean was catching Briardale on the run to the line. He is a previous course and distance winner and the horse he beat here in April, Champagne Rules, won at Pontefract last week.
The Zetland Gold Cup is one of Redcar's marquee races and William Haggas sends AL MUFFRIH (4.10) north with a favourite's chance. The four-year-old is fitted with a hood for the first time after a respectable fifth to Elector at Newmarket last month. Al Muffrih hasn't had much racing since an excellent fourth to Elwazir and Cross Counter in a novice stakes at Sandown last June, conceding 7lb to the useful winner.
Lunar Jet has never been in better form and John Mackie's recent Newmarket winner will appreciate attacking a strong pace. Jim Goldie went close last year with runner-up Nicholas T and his gelding is 5lb lower. Goldie also saddles Employer, third to Theglasgowwarrior at Hamilton.
AIYA (4.45) is trading at an each-way price and Tim Easterby continues in great form. Aiya was a consistent sort around the southern tracks for previous trainer Andrew Balding and didn't shape too badly on his debut for Easterby when fourth to Claire Underwood at Musselburgh. Favourite Music Seeker ran away from his field in the final 100 yards at Nottingham and is feared.
At Chelmsford City, CARNWENNAN (3.45) can land the two-mile handicap. Charlie Fellowes has him in terrific nick and Carnwennan is very strong at this trip. He is up 4lb for his recent York success which came on the back of a fine second at Doncaster in April.