Kevin Boothby has big plans for reopening Oxford and Mildenhall and with the success he is making of Towcester, that is great news for the sport. The strength of the grading at the Northamptonshire track is incredibly strong as if highlighted on an excellent card there tonight.
Knocknaseed Gem heads to the traps at 19.18 looking for a hat-trick of wins in D1 grade for John Mullins. He has decisions over four of his five rivals tonight in those two victories, the most recent a flying 15.73 from this same slot in three.
He made the final of the Northamptonshire Sprint over course and distance in April and with the two not breaking anything like as well as he can at present, Gem can dominate from trap rise.
Gray Has the Answer to the Recent Rain
The opening contest at 18.09 can see Savana Poncho add to an impressive A3 win last time out for Frank Gray. He timed his break to perfection there, winning by seven lengths, stopping the clock at 29.52.
He is only an October ’19 whelp with six starts in his life on the card. As such, there should be plenty more to come from him as he matures. He can make up into a smart performer.
Loulou to Double up for the Gray Kennel
The 20.54 is a deeper sprint contest than Makeit Loulou has been running in of late. Despite that, she has been in the form of her life and looks set to maintain her solid run for Frank Gray.
The dog outside her in two looks liable to move right from that slot which is going to give her lots of room to operate on the inside. She can pace up in front and take advantage of the six running wide to get on top as they turn in.
Tuffin to Add to His Fabulous Legacy
It was hard not to be impressed by the Towcester debut win of Fabulous Legacy earlier this month. Quickly in control on the inside, she poured on the pressure down the back, running out a four-length winner for Tony Tuffin. A slow starter outside her at 18.43 tonight allows her the same opportunity.
A Smithy Win Could Pay For a Bhuna
Smithy Elizabeth has a bit to find on the bare form of her trial times if she is to make a winning debut at Towcester at 20.17 but her form elsewhere suggests that she is more than capable of better.
Her most recent Henlow run of 33.62 as well as her pair of open race wins at Romford mark her down as one to be interested in for Jason Gornall at this A4 level.