5:30 Newcastle

Xilerator, looks to have a fair bit in his favour here. He is a course and distance winner, and also has a proven liking for soft ground which he will get today. He ran a great race 2 runs ago in Thirsk, in what was probably a tougher race to be 2nd. He was poor last time, but hadn’t the best of draws and in these sprint handicaps poor runs can happen like that quite regularly. He is 9/1 in a few places and that looks about 3 points too big. Kingscroft my selection from Saturday who was second at a huge price should also get involved but I’m not that convinced of his value at 4/1.

1 Point win 9/1 Boyles