Joseph O’Brien brings Bachelor back over from Ireland for the 32Red.com Handicap held at Newcastle and the hint should be taken.
A winner at Kempton last time out, O’Brien obviously feels that it is worth the effort again, but he finds himself in a tight little race.
Karl Burke’s Lumi made a very nice debut recently and gets the vote in what could turn out to be a decent 32Redsport.com Fillies’ Novice Stakes.
David Simcock seems happy to pot hunt with Dragon Mall but he should not be beaten in the Play Jackpot Games At sunbets.co.uk/Vegas Novice Stakes at Lingfield after a recent confidence boost.
On the same card Ed Dunlop’s King Kevin is an interesting runner in the Betway Live Casino Handicap.
Petticoat Tails can take the next step up the ladder in the Weatherbys General Stud Book Jane Seymour Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Sandown.
Mont Des Avaloirs will take plenty of beating in the Smarkets “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle.
Paul Nicholls’ youngster finished third in the Grade one Tolworth Hurdle when last seen.
That form was given a huge boost by the runner-up, Kalashnikov, winning the Betfair Hurdle last weekend.
There is no doubting Rather Be would prefer better ground, but Nicky Henderson is running out of time to get more experience into him which is why he is running in the Lycetts Farm And Estate Insurance Brokers Novices’ Chase.
Dundalk: 6.00 My Good Brother, 6.30 Port Lions, 7.00 Waves, 7.30 Kindly, 8.00 Financial Conduct, 8.30 Duke Of Waspington, 9.00 Challow.
Fakenham: 1.40 Hurricane Rita, 2.10 Rather Be, 2.45 Captain Cattistock, 3.20 Rear Admiral, 3.50 On A Promise, 4.25 Volnay De Thaix, 4.55 Stop The World.
Sandown: 1.20 Tara Bridge, 1.50 Copain De Classe, 2.35 Petticoat Tails, 3.00 Orbasa, 3.30 Mont Des Avaloirs, 4.05 Crosspark, 4.35 Polly’s Pursuit.
Lingfield: 1.30 Stealth, 2.00 Oregon Gift, 2.35 Dutch Uncle, 3.10 Dragon Mall, 3.40 King Kevin, 4.15 Hold Hands, 4.45 Falcon’s Fire.
Newcastle: 5.45 Dandy Bird, 6.15 Snaffled, 6.45 Foxy Boy, 7.15 BACHELOR (NAP), 7.45 Major Crispies, 8.15 Lumi, 8.45 Kingstreet Lady.