Waady’s form at the beginning of last year was very good and although most of it was on softer ground he has also shown top class form on good-firm. He was 3rd last year in a much stronger renewal of this race and that form alone may well be good enough here. He looks the most underestimated here and I have him more of a 7/1 shot than the 11/1 generally available
1 Point win 11/1 Generally
Suegioo’s form in handicaps, when he does compete in them, is actually very strong of higher marks than this. He ran well enough at Chester having been last most of the way. I think there is a great chance he can grind a win here. Parliamentarian is a possible improver and is actually the only one I’m worried about. 12/1 is about 4 points too big in my opinion
1 Point win 12/1 Generally
Watchable will probably try and blast out here and last home. He ran some eye-catching races in Mayden of higher marks and although he has had a typical lull after coming back I think he has a decent chance here of a great mark with a 7lbs claimer on.
1 Point win 28/1 vc/coral/black/betfair
I’m going to follow Dinkum Diamond until he inevitably wins of this mark. He caught the eye last time, but im not sure about the jockey yet. He can certainly perform of this mark and we’ll be sticking with him as long as he is a decent price as he is a certainty to pop up at some stage this year.
1 Point win 25/1 vc/coral/boyles/black
Felix Mendelsson sticks out here as a bit of value in this weak enough race. He is on a workable mark judging by his earlier form and if he is ready to go here he can’t be far away. 16/1 I much bigger than I would have expected.
1 Point win 16/1 Generally