SAN JUAN (5.30) is on a roll, strolling home at Southwell six days ago, and a repeat dose is expected at Chelmsford City.
Young John has been plying his trade at Southwell and in-form Mike Murphy will be hoping this change of scenery, plus a fairly significant drop in class, does the trick. He rates a danger along with I'm Watching You, winner of his last two starts at Wolverhampton, the first coming under this evening’s rider Adam Kirby.
Gary and Josh Moore have a loyal local fan club at Fontwell and GOLDEN BOY GREEN (1.38) can kick-start a productive afternoon. The five-year-old made an eye-catching debut at Sandown when clobbering a long odds-on shot (heavy) and has been given a 51-day break since running fifth in a hot event at Newbury won by the Paul Nicholls-trained favourite Good Ball.
SONG OF THE HUNTER (1.20) was sent off favourite at Warwick earlier this week on his first start for Johnny Farrelly but was no match for Orkan. The grey remains of interest in the two-mile Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at Sandown.
Will Sting was hit with a thumping 13lb rise for his easy Warwick success and Lucy Wadham hands the reins to 10lb claimer Corey McGivern, on top when the gelding won a Huntingdon bumper last October. Eamon An Cnoic will prove popular for David Pipe on the back of his Chepstow second 13 days ago under today’s rider Fergus Gillard.
12:30 Southwell - Race: 1
13:00 Southwell - Race: 2
13:20 Leopardstown - Race: 1