While jumps fans will be enjoying Aintree tomorrow, there will be plenty of Flat enthusiasts interesting in the all-weather action and we have selections and analysis from two of the races.
The Class 3 1m2f handicap is the feature on the card at Lingfield on Saturday and Hugo Palmer’s contender looks interesting, with James Doyle booked to ride.
Palmer’s runners often come on for their seasonal reappearance, so it’s likely significant that El Ghazwani won on his return over course and distance just over a week ago.
That was an impressive success in first-time headgear and the tongue-tie, retained for this contest, clearly had a positive effect, finishing his race off in fine style. While he’s up 7lb for that run, there’s every chance he will come on for the effort and this track suits him perfectly, unbeaten in his two starts at Lingfield.
With the yard flying, this son of Cape Cross is expected to be hard to beat with improvement on the cards.
Mark Johnston does well with his older horses and King’s Advice could be worth investment in Wolverhampton’s feature event.
He missed all of last season but he’s been impressive on two starts this time around and, if he can prove as effective on Tapeta as he is Polytrack, he’s going to be hard to beat despite another step up in class.
The form of the race he won last month at Kempton looks rock solid, with the third coming out and only going down by a neck, while the fifth and sixth-placed horses have both won since.
There could be even more to come over this longer trip and he should probably be favourite for this race despite a small-but-talented field.