ALAN is backing Warrior's Valley as his nap on Friday and has two other bets as he looks to head into the weekend on a high.
WARRIOR’S VALLEY likes to scamper along in front and he’ll take a deal of catching in the 5f handicap at Lingfield. David Griffiths has proved himself a master with sprinters and Warrior’s Valley made all to beat in-form Gorgeous General at Southwell at the end of January. He disappointed when sent off favourite at Wolverhampton last time but can dominate this small field with a clean break.
Some 30 years ago Richard Guest was preparing to ride Beech Road (50-1) to victory in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham but he’d be happy enough saddling a winner in FOXRUSH TAKES TIME in lowly grade at Lingfield. His gelding was beaten a neck by Don’t Do It at Chelmsford City six days ago and has been knocking at the door all winter.
KLOPP (5.55) has won two of her last four races at Newcastle and Antony Brittain’s filly almost completed the hat-trick last Friday when denied a head by Solar Park over this evening’s six-furlong trip. Kieran Schofield takes off 5lb.