Following the strategy of having Monday’s Nottingham tipsters shot at dawn, we appear to have run out of ammo following Tuesday’s debacle.
To be fair to the Sheffield lads, it was only their second losing night in six attempts and Ryan Wriggelsworth loss was only a tenner. Still – not exactly bragging rights.
As for the Geordies – Zilch. Brian Usher remains in the black (just), Jimmy Wright came off the bench to replace Ian Walton and failed to impress the grader. As for Jimmy Fenwick, think ‘Joelinton’.
Tonight a second visit to Sunderland – Krista McNicholas and Sam Linley both made small profits on debut. Chris Leeson – not so much!
And a return to Yarmouth where Liam Aspin and Nigel Tanner are both in credit. Lee Calcutt is getting a second chance to impress the judges. First time out – we no longer talk about it!
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Needy Baby (R9 T6) This is an out and out front running bitch and this race has very little early pace in. It is also a step down in class and her season date shows she will be coming forward. I can see her leading and not getting caught £100 win
Copeland Mustafi (R1 T2) Mustafi has a slow starter in the red so should get first run on the fence. He was well beaten last time out after a troublesome run but the dog in question that beat him came out and won again yesterday in a respectable 27.29. £20 win
Quintana Roo (R10 T4) Looks like this dog has a leaders chance and is in good form winning last time out. Be hoping for a quick double. £40 win
Westforth Hugo (R11 T6) Hugo is slow away so be looking to run through the field from the 3rd bend. Looks like he has slightly been eased in class so definitely worth an interest. £40 win
Chris Leeson: Witton Rose (R12 T3) After last weeks poor performance I’m going all out on Witton Rose in the lucky last. Looks like she will lead the inside and is a strong runner. Sunderland’s trip is no problem for her. Coaltown Ash (T6) could be a danger if he shows his pre lockdown form £100 win
Liam Aspin writes: “On what seems a tricky card tonight I’ve called in Nigel Tanner and Lee Calcutt for their expert opinions. Lee is looking to make amends for last times performance and I’m sure Nigel will always find a good thing or two!”
Lee also starts his evening off in race 10, with once again, Swift Addition (R10 T5). Lee said, “John Mullins’ pup was unlucky on debut last week after making the wrong decision at the second bend, costing it any chance of winning. He was green that day but should know much more today.” £30 win
For the final pick of the evening, Lee has gone for Swift Impeach (R11 T6). Another of the John Mullins charge. Lee said, “Swift Impeach is another likely to soon be a top grade runner for in-form trainer John Mullins. He has already been in open class company at Romford – been a bookies favourite coming second in his last three runs in the same grade, but the change of trap draw to T6 tonight will assist.” £70 win