We have AW at Wolverhampton this afternoon, at Kempton this evening; an evening turf Card at Ripon (more in a minute);
and an afternoon NH Card at Uttoxeter, I live about 20 miles from there and we had some absolutely torrential rain yesterday;
including flooding, so I am thinking the Going there will be a lot softer than advertised. There is also Irish action at Wexford.
I am VERY KEEN on a couple at Ripon tonight; the meeting does not start until well after 6pm though and the forecast
there is for dry sunny weather and a strong breeze, so rather than "guess" conditions at 8.30am, best I think to speak to
some people I know in the vicinity later on and to get an accurate Going update around 1pm at which point we will send
out tips for at least one race, possibly two, with the best possible chance of knowing what the conditions/runners etc are.
That leaves us with this afternoon and whilst AW + Summer NH are not great reasons for confidence, there are a few that
should be very competitive so I will be having a 10p each way Lucky 63, based on some detailed analysis of the following;
that will cost a total stake of £12.60 and we'd hope for a nice return from these-:
Uttoxeter 3.00 HIGHWAY STORM - back in right grade, won on heavy; nice mark
Uttoxeter 3.30 BHAKTI - won on heavy, best right handed, Johnson rides!
Wolverhampton 2.50 CLASSIC FLYER - well handicapped, nice back form, strong place chances
Wolverhampton 3.20 STRICTLY CARTER - looks well handicapped, ran better latest, best chance in a while
Wolverhampton 4.20 KINGSLEY KLARION - looks to be running in to form and no excuses off this mark
Wolverhampton 5.25 BINKY BLUE - eye catcher on a few occasions and again one with no excuses off draw/mark
(Low grade stuff to be honest but will be disappointing if these 6 are not very competitive today).