track-bia14s-diary-v2YOUNG JOHN clocked a very fast time when making all over 6f at Newcastle on his penultimate start, scoring by six lengths, the same margin of his 7f Leicester victory just nine days earlier.

He was sent off as the odds-on favourite for a 7f Chelmsford handicap last week when bidding for a hat-trick but went off far too quickly. He saw off the other front-runner but was swamped close home by the hold-up horses, finishing a very close fourth. 7lb claimer Luke Catton is replaced by the more experienced Shelly Birkett over the same course and distance in the Bet totescoop6 At Handicap (7.45) and the early 4-1 looks like an overreaction.9/1

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Southwell’s opener – division one of the 1m Handicap (12.10) - is very competitive but SOOQAAN looks over-priced at around the 9-1 mark. The seven-year-old has form figures of 111 (3-3) over trip and track in Class 6 company and is nicely drawn in stall 4.

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Sooqaan – Southwell 12.10 (1pt each-way, 9-1 generally including William Hill and Ladbrokes)

Young John – Chelmsford 7.45 (2pts win, 4-1 generally)