Unfortunately the NH Season takes a break from the spotlight tomorrow and I’m going to have to wade through flat handicaps with no form to speak off. I’ll be keeping stakes low at the start of the season as it’s always difficult.

2:40 Spring Mile

Looking at last year’s Lincoln Barren Brooke stood out as travelling well after a tardy start. He finished his race well and is in the spring mile this year of near bottom weight. He is 10lbs better off than last year, and although he hasn’t a lot of form on soft there is some there. He also can stay a bit further than the mile here and that might be crucial in this ground. The 25/1 with Paddy Power looks a bit big as worth a small EW Bet.

½ Point EW 25/1 Barren Brooke Paddy Power 

Newbury 2:20

Urgence D’estruval is one I tipped up before with a fair bit of confidence but she got well beaten by Violin Davies. She has a considerable turnaround in the weights with that horse, and will be suited by the heavy ground. I just got the feeling after watching her first run in Britain that she might just win a decent race this season and this is probably her last chance. 14/1 looks a bit of value and worth a small bet.

1 Point win 12/1 various