Today’s top selections from the press and media feature a trio of runners at Windsor, along with a pair at Kempton this evening. Check these out below, along with an excellent sign-up offer of Bet £5 - Get £20 In Free Bets with Skybet.
1: BELATED BREATH (1:35pm Windsor) (3 Votes)
Winner of six races (nineteen starts), including a Class 2 at Salisbury last August. Made seasonal return in listed company, when tenth of thirteen in the Cecil Frail Fillies Stakes at Haydock, but drops down to Class 3 level today. Decent mark and drying conditions will help too.
(The Irish Field, Rory Delargy. Norwich Evening News, Steve Marriott. Daily Express, The Scout)
2: VOLCANIC SKY (7:15pm Kempton) (3 Votes)
Would have made it two wins from the last three starts, when taking the line at Newmarket on first race for over 300 days last month, but was demoted for interfering with the runner-up. Finished a nose ahead, so the 3lb rise looks about right. Takes on 2m for the first time today, but enjoys the all-weather surface. Interesting runner all round.
(Sheffield Star, Fortunatus. Yorkshire Post, The Duke. Racing Post, The Punt)
3: FRENCH ASSET (2:40pm Windsor) (2 Votes)
Solid performances on the all-weather, with the latest of those, a fourth at Kempton last month, just 2.25 lengths off the winner. Struggled on only turf run at Nottingham, but that was in heavy conditions, so should be much more competitive this afternoon. Goes in as favourite and with improvement likely, can justify that status.
(sportinglife.com. The Leader, Arthur Shone)
4: INVOLVED (4:10pm Windsor) (2 Votes)
Won last Autumn at Chester and returned for seasonal reappearance, when beaten by a neck in what was also a yard debut for George Boughey at Newmarket. Followed on with victory at Newbury a week later, so rises 8lbs for today. Looks to be flying since the switch and can continue that run of form here.
(Racing Post, Spotlight. Sky Sports Racing, Alex Hammond)
5: THE GAME OF LIFE (8:45pm Kempton) (2 Votes)
Tongue-tie and cheekpieces have really done the trick, since returning from the enforced break, with victory at Chelsmford four weeks back and then following that up with a second at this evenings venue over 7f. Still looks to be off a good mark and with retained headgear, should be in the mix once again.
(attheraces.com, Lawrence Taylor. Irish Post, Karl Hedley)
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