Strictly Silver ran a decent race here 2 runs ago off a 9lbs higher mark and a repeat of that with an additional 5lbs claimer on today should bring him right into the firing line. We have to forgive a poor run last time out but that is reflected in what looks an over generous 25/1. He won last year of 97 and if he can get back to form at all that price is going to look very big.
1 Point EW 25/1 Various
Going with a shot in the dark here in L’Ami Louis. He has been out of form for a long time but has slipped to a very low mark and is bound to pop up at some stage. He wouldn’t have to get back to his best to be competitive of this mark.
½ Point win 25/1 Various
Above Standard was very consistent last year and considering he won first time out last year I wouldn’t be surprised if he is ready to go here today. He has a 7lbs claimer on today and 14/1 looks a couple of points too big.
1 Point win 14/1 Various
This is one hell of a tight 5 furlong handicap and I’m going to go with a couple of big outsiders that will require a return to form to get involved. Doc Hay is going to need a miracle based on his current form but he should be suited by the conditions here and is down to a decent mark here for this big prize. 33/1 is over the threshold where it worth taking a risk. In Addition Masamah looks overpriced at 25/1 given his very decent place form over the last year or 2 and he is well capable of getting out in front and not getting caught here.
1 Point EW Doc Hay 33/1 Various
1 Point EW Masamah 25/1 Various