Race 1: WOODROW
Trainer: Chris Farrell - Jockey: Sam Ewing
WOODROW landed some good bets over course and distance earlier in the week which gives him a good shot at turning round last year’s defeat over the same trip by Hodd’s Girl. The Ivawood colt stepped back into maiden company to sail home ahead of Glow Worm, and the ultra-consistent second is a good yardstick by which to judge him as he goes for a swift follow-up.
Race 3: DANCES WITH STARS
Trainer: Joseph O’Brien - Jockey: Declan McDonagh
Not only is DANCES WITH STARS one of the least exposed candidates for this rated race, but he has a good draw, eye taking form, and represents top connections. Following back-to-back narrow defeats here last month he’s in the A1 position to go be better at the main expense of Spelga who should be added into all exotics.
Race 4: MOSALA (Nap)
Trainer: Henry De Bromhead - Jockey: Colin Keane
There would be no more deserving a winner of this maiden than MOSALA. The Kodiac gelding has troubled the judge on his last four outings, including near-misses on consecutive races on Polytrack. He has a tricky gate on the outside but if getting the rub of the green can deliver.
Race 7: SILK CRAVAT (Each Way)
Trainer: John Geoghegan - Jockey: Paddy Harnett
Although lacking consistency, SILK CRAVAT can take home a cheque at a decent price in this wide open affair. The Kyllachy gelding was beaten less than three lengths when finishing eighth over a mile here last time, weakening at the finish. He should enjoy being pulled back to seven and should not be underestimated.
Race 6: OO DE LALLY
Trainer: Andrew Balding - Jockey: William Carver
With his big weight alleviated by the 5lb claim of his apprentice pilot, OO DE LALLY can complete a hat-trick. He showed with a smooth victory at Kempton in October that he’s right at home on an artificial surface and has worked well ahead of this return from a three-month break.
Race 7: SIR TITUS (Nap)
Trainer: Brian Smart - Jockey: Graham Lee
Dandy Man colt SIR TITUS troubled the judge on both career starts here towards the end of 2020 and can utilise his experience of the Tapeta surface to outpoint stablemate Equate in this novice stakes. Equate gamely opened his account at Beverley but hasn’t run for four months and this is his first outing on the all-weather.