Race 7- Newbury 1:50am
1. Brimham Rocks: Looked a handicapper to follow when winning on his reappearance at Wolverhampton last month. He shaped better than the bare result implies at York on his next start and proved himself well handicapped when running out a seven-length winner at Haydock last time. This lightly-raced three-year-old looks well treated turned out under a penalty and will likely prove tough to beat. King of Scotland is also on an upward curve and rates the principal danger, whilst Bartholomew J caught the eye last time and is another to consider.
BACK – Brimham Rocks
Race 4 – Haydock 4:40am
7. Roller: Has proved a good acquisition for the yard and he picked up where he left off when only narrowly denied at Ripon last week on return from seven weeks off. He boasts a gradually progressive profile and has the potential to do better yet, so able to race off the same mark, he ought to go close albeit in an open handicap. Plenty of these will be prominent early and Calder Prince is the one likely to be the most dangerous from the front having slipped to a potentially lenient mark.
BACK – Roller
Race 6 – Haydock 5:40am
1. Barwell: continued the trend of steady progression when getting off the mark in a handicap at Ripon last week and, though he didn’t have much to beat, he did it in quite a taking manner. He made it clear that he is both improving and full of stamina, so this longer trip will suit and, with the Michael Dod’s yard in such good form at present, he has plenty to recommend him turned out under a penalty. Tread Lightly has finished runner-up on his last two starts and could be set to fill that position again.
BACK – Barwell