18:09 – 480M
KITMINS ALEXA is a top graded runner here and a recent winner too. This doesn’t look the strongest maiden open so she’s the one to be on
RYLANE CLEVER stays strongly and I can’t wait to see him upped in trip. He’s entitled to have come on from last week so he’s going in for cover
Selections – RYLANE CLEVER (1), KITMINS ALEXA (4)
18:28 – 265M
DAPPER MAN has been running well at prices and this an easier task so can go well. GOLDIES KLINSMAN on his inside has the times to be competitive but isn’t great from the boxes.
JURRASIC BRETT in 6 is only young but has shone in trials and probably could be the best dog in the race.
Selections – GOLDIES KLINSMAN (1), DAPPER MAN (2), JURRASIC BRETT (6)
18:43 – 642M
A few with a chance here so I’ll be playing the trio and it’s DROOPYS NEWS in two who is first on the list. She’s been running in fair company for a while now and this looks easier with the track and trip both to suit.
PIEMANS WINK would want to lead up but has a proper chance if able to do so while newcomer LOVEE DOVEE has impressed in 4 bend trials and better is expected over 6 bends.
Selections – DROOPYS NEWS (1), PIEMANS WINK (3), LOVEE DOVEE (4)
18:58 – 480
A competitive looking maiden here but again I’d whittle this down to three. BOOMERANG MILES has been flying in A1’s here so has a proper chance.
WASTE HOUSE IZZY was less than a length from winning an open here which is hard to ignore but she’s in four and will go wide. That’s a worry for ROXHOLME BLUEBOY but if he can escape trouble he’s probably the one they all have to beat.
Selections – BOOMERANG MILES (3), WASTE HOUSE IZZY (4), ROXHOLME BLUEBOY (5)
19:18 – 642M
It’s hard to look beyond SKILFUL SANDIE after her effort in defeat behind a very good 6 bend dog and on the clock she’s well clear.
COURTS AD JOSEPH is a dog a like and he’ll be suited to the draw but needs to get in front of SANDIE early to land this.
Selections – SKILFUL SANDIE(2), COURTS AD JOSEPH(4)
19:36 – 480M
Plenty if early in here but I’m prepared to take a punt on SCREEN DANCER getting away and gone from the blue jacket and I’d hope she’s ready to show her best following her seasonal rest as she’s by far the quickest in the field.
Selection – SCREEN DANCER (2)
19:56 – 642M
The bookends make the slip here with ROSEVILLE EVA in one certainly capable of better early than she showed last week.
COOLADERRY JIVE in 6 has times at Monmore which should make him a leading player in here but the lack of a look round is always a concern.
Selections – ROSEVILLA EVA (1), COOLADERRY JIVE (6)
20:17 – 480M
If BALLYMAC VINNY can get on the bunny he wins this but the draw isn’t ideal and there’s loads of early in the race. NIGHTINGALE DON tried to run him down last week and while a clear run at the first isn’t easy to imagine, he could just get round levelish and then he’ll eat these up from the back.
Speaking of eating, INSANE KID is capable on his day but isn’t genuine and OHTHEREORLAITH is a bitch I like but is drawn to receive the brunt of the KID’S antics.
BALLYNABEE TITAN in three is thee best drawn runner and another would have their best chance from the front.
Selections – BALLYNABEE TITAN (3), NIGHTINGALE DON (4), BALLYMAC VINNY (5)