Tuesday night means another serving of hot, buttery goodness at Towcester. It looks a competitive night of graded action on paper, with 12 contests on the slate.
When running at this A3 level in the past, Vinegarhill John is a perfect 3/3 for Jason Bloomfield. His early gears are a potent weapon for the grade and he should lead up those inside him tonight.
The five is an interesting rival if producing his best time but he has yet to get repeat that and a draw to the outside of Vinegarhill John looks a tough slot to overcome in the 20.54.
Otter to Slip Round the Inside
Savana Otter was a costly loser for punters last time out, sent off at 8/13. He can gain revenge on the dog who beat him in the 21.28 for Derrick Atkins.
Drawn in one, he should get plenty of room to work with the two moving middle. The three is not sure to trap as well from this slot as he did from five when beating the selection last Thursday so the positions look set to be reversed.
Gray’s Winner to Be No Mystery
Frank Gray holds a strong hand in the 18.28 with No Mystery Me preferred to Savana Poppy. A short head separated them a week ago with Poppy in front but the pick wasn’t at her best.
No Mystery Me boasts form at a better level than this, with two of her three best times coming when drawn in five, as she is tonight. That small difference from six last week can see the positions reversed.
Joe to Cash In on Inside Draw
A winner in three of his last five runs in A5 grade, Milton Joe boasts strong claims in the 19.36. He can burn the candle at both ends, a strong runner over this 500m trip but he doesn’t lack in early pace.
He has a decent attitude and can force his main rival in three to go the long way round and burn her off late in the day to land a winner for Anthony Tuffin.
Rayner Unlikely to Go Home Empty Handed
There have been some rough rides recently for Unlikely Friend. She was squeezed out at the opening turn when last in action but there is less early pace for her to clear in the 20.17.
That can allow her to get on the bunny tonight which should produce a much better performance. A 30.34 winner at the level above back in May, a repeat of that sort of form would make her very hard to beat for Stephen Rayner.