WITH plenty of rain forecast it should pay to dig out the soft-ground horses and both START TIME (7.30) and MAJESTE (8.05) fall into that category at Thirsk this evening.
Start Time scored twice at the Yorkshire course last August, racing prominently on both occasions. This mile trip stretches him to the limit but with favourite Spiorad, penalised for a Redcar success last week, taking a big chunk out of the market, Start Time is worth betting each-way at around 7-1.
Majeste is a dual winner on soft/heavy so the more rain the merrier. He was reeled in by a hold-up horse at Carlisle last time but rates a knocking ew punt against hat-trick seeker True Romance.
Newbury will get a deluge this afternoon if the forecasts are correct and that is great news for connections of SAFE VOYAGE (3.35). John Quinn's gelding can be backed at 2-1 (general) for TOMORROW'S Hungerford Stakes.
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