THAI TERRIER (1.30) can continue Mark Johnston's golden start to the turf campaign by landing the 2m 2f handicap at Pontefract.
His gelding had almost five lengths to spare over Alfredo when scoring over two miles at Chelmsford City in January and is fancied to confirm places on worse terms. Thai Terrier has proved a bit hit and miss in his career but is useful on his day. Ravenscar has won his last three races, all at Southwell, and clearly rates a threat if translating his Fibresand form back to grass. Similarly, The Rutland Rebel needs to prove he is just as effective away from Wolverhampton but can go well for Micky Hammond.
At Bath, FERNANDO RAH (3.40) should go close in the 5f maiden stakes. He was sent off favourite to make a winning debut at Wolverhampton last month but could manage only third spot behind Dragon Symbol and Twilight Secret. Clive Cox’s colt will surely have benefited from that experience.
15:50 Carlisle - Race: 1
15:55 Cork - Race: 7
16:03 Newcastle - Race: 6