So no preview yesterday, and we’ll jump straight in (literally) with the 1:30 and Ecossais who loves it here, and if it rains any more up there in Southwell then it’s likely to be even more suitable for him. The Vollan is perhaps a more deserving shout but comes at just 15/8 while ours is going to be place money with a win price right now of 10/1. Those three course wins up his suitability, he’s 2nd rated after having flopped at Bangor, but having been eased a pound and returned to his favourite track, you shouldn’t discount him improving here.

7/1 feels very long for Haveagomecca in the 2:15 at Pontefract. With Elegant Erin taking on a further 6lb, our second-rated horse stands out not only as one who runs off the same mark as a good rating last time, but one who has progressed in the ratings too. A curve of 15 – 59 – 91 looks very healthy, and in a small field, 7/1 is way too long.

Equally, evens is too long for Hell Red in the 2:00 at Southwell. The only horse in the field that has run over fences before, in a four-horse field, a four from six win rate on the going, a form number that is so, so far ahead of the field that frankly the others don’t deserve to be in the same race as him, and you can still get evens? In terms of form analysis, he’s ahead on all counts. 

And 7:30 at Musselburgh, why not try your hand at Rory, a selection who has been running nicely of late. You’ve got a lot of selections topping individual ratings here, which makes it hard to pick one out, which is why I’ve gone to rankscore, because what we’re looking for is a horse that’s rated well across the board. That would be ours, with good form, top yard, and multiple green lozenges on the racecard indicating that he likes this track & distance as well as other stats in his favour – he’s a fine choice at 5/2.