track-bia14s-diary-v2Alan King has a good record with progeny of Midnight Legend, scoring with 88 of the 415 qualifiers (21.2% strike-rate) for a profit of £65.88 to a £1 level stake at SP (+£158.67 at Betfair SP).

MIDNIGHTREFERENDUM could only finish a seven-length fourth when the 5-2 joint-favourite at Taunton last time but the mare has had wind surgery since that effort and looks worth chancing in the Tappex 63 Years Of UK Manufacturing Handicap Hurdle at Warwick (3.10). She won her bumper here on good to soft going and the forecast rain will suit.

Michael Bell does well with newly-gelded runners in handicaps, winning with 20 of the 90 qualifiers since 2010 (22.2% strike-rate) for a profit of £64.00 to a £1 level stake at SP (+£86.13 at Betfair SP).

JAMES WATT fits the bill in the Alan McGuinness And Robin Lunness Memorial Handicap at Beverley this afternoon (3.20). The three-year-old is making his reappearance but can go well when fresh, landing his first two starts last season and signing off with a solid 16-1 fourth of 21 in the Redcar Two Year Old Trophy after an eight-week break.

Selections

Midnightreferendum – Warwick 3.10 (1.5pts win, 6-1 Bet365, 11-2 generally)

James Watt – Beverley 3.20 (1pt win, 15-2 generally)