A "Banker" material selection runs in the 3.10pm at Haydock for us today, along with a couple of double figure priced bets over at Yarmouth...
Clearly the boys in blue think a bit of Swiss Knight and if he’s fit and improved on an encouraging debut back in December, he may well be tough to beat. However, it’ll take a very sharp seasonal debut effort to topple Caradoc, who was very impressive in his work at Chester last month. I fancied and backed Come On Tier in that contest, a useful sort in his own right, but this expensive purchase by Camelot treated him with utter disdain in the closing stages, powerfully stretching clear to score with any amount left in the tank after crossing the line. He’s going the right way and a 6lb penalty probably won’t be enough to stop him following up for Ed Walker and Pat Cosgrave.
David Lanigan is a trainer that does well with 3yo handicappers and this nicely-bred Dansili colt - related to a couple of winners - very much catches the eye today, now he’s stepping up in trip to 10f. He was strongly backed to score first time out over 7f at Chepstow, but nothing went right there, it’s a run best forgotten and he’s a more enticing bet under today’s conditions. They should go a good clip up front here, hopefully Thunder North can creep into this late and produce a career-best. If he can, a mark of 65 is exploitable.
A competitive Class 5 heat over 6f, but I like the chances of Karl Burke’s Rizzle Dizzle if she can leave behind a poor run on soft ground first time out at Wetherby. She also disappointed at Wolverhampton on her last run of 2017, but before that produced a couple of eye-catching runs, which suggest she should be more than capable of finding a winning opportunity of marks in the early 70s. Rizzle Dizzle returns over 6f today on a handicap mark of 73 on much faster ground, which will hopefully be the catalyst for a much more respectable run in the 4.30pm.
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