Top Tipster Andrew Mount heads to Naas for his sole selection on Sunday


SEQUOIASPIRIT was an eyectaching 33-1 seventh of 16 in a 7f apprentice handicap at Limerick at about this time last year, doing well to finish within 12 lengths of the winner on his handicap debut after racing in the ‘swamp’ on the inside rail. His subsequent Flat record reads 0111 (3-4) and he put in another powerful performance at Tipperary last time. The ten-week break can be viewed positively and a 6lb rise is unlikely to stop him.

At Kempton I was initially tempted by SILVER STREAK at the early 10-11 but that was soon cut to 8-11 and at that price I can let him win unbacked. Best when fresh, the Evan Williams-trained grey has form figures of 1112U1131616 (7-12) when returning from a break of more than six weeks for his current yard, improving to 1112U1111 (7-9) when racing below Grade 1 level.

Today’s Best Bets

Sequoiaspirit – 1.5pts win – 3.25 Naas (5-1 bet365, 9-2 generally)