image-left-align denWe start Craven & Scottish National week by way of three selections on this fine & sunny Monday (in the capital at least!), hailing from Windsor, Leopardstown and a 22/1 maiden hurdle bet over in Tramore...

Today’s Selections

WINDSOR

3.50 - Daily Trader E/w 12/1 - It is a gorgeous morning in London it must be said, but the ground at Windsor will be testing today and this David Evans trained runner is more equipped than most to cope with it here. He’s been running OK over 1m4f-1m6f of late, but has a respectable record over 10f and handles cut in the ground pretty well. A mark of 66 is workable and Fran Berry has won on him before

LEOPARDSTOWN

6.05 - Art Of America 11/2 - Noel Meade’s yard are flying just now. This 3yo was supported to score on handicap debut at Navan earlier in the month, but was held up off a crawling pace and although he made a spirited attempted to quicken, the pace of the race didn’t suit him at all. This step down in trip definitely catches the eye this evening, they should go a sound clip up front and I’m of the view Art Of America may have more speed than we’ve been able to see thus far.

TRAMORE

5.15 - Play The Dane E/w 22/1 - *Winter Soldier is open to progress and may just have a little too much quality for this field, but he’s short enough based on actual achievement on debut and Play The Dane looks a huge price at 22/1 or a bit less this morning, to hopefully give the market leaders a race of it. The drop back to 2m will help, the track should suit and Sean Flanagan is riding at the top of his game just now.

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