track-bias-diary-v2There’s no obvious pacesetter in Southwell’s opening 7f 32Red Casino Handicap and this could be a good opportunity for RAY PURCHASE (stall 3 of 8), fitted with a first-time visor, to make the running.

At first glance, the form of the Keith Dalgleish-trained three-year-old has an inconsistent look to it but when we split his runs by track a clearer picture emerges…

Straight track: 07800 (0-5)

Turning track: 4233 (0-4)

He failed to settle in his first three runs around a turn but still ran well and if he gets into a rhythm at the head of affairs he could be hard to pass.


Ray Purchase – Southwell 1.20 (1pt win, 4-1 generally)