There have been signs of late that Philip Hobbs is emerging from a very quiet spell which makes his Ballygown Bay of interest in the Premier League Betting At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle at Plumpton.
Having notched up more than 100 winners for the last four seasons, Hobbs will be nowhere near breaking three figures this time around.
Ballygown Bay has only had two runs over timber, finishing third both times, and the form of his first run at Warwick is particularly interesting.
Baddesley Knight has shaped well in two bumpers to date and can make it third time lucky.
Third at Fontwell and second at Newbury, the winner of the latter race went on to run respectably in a Listed event so the 188Bet Live Casino Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race should be within his grasp.
Warren Greatrex’s Another Emotion will not have to be a world beater to win the Ladbrokes Download The App Novices’ Hurdle at Ffos Las.
Second to a nice type in The Last Day over two miles, he looks to be suited by the extra half a mile.
Harry Fry’s Behind Time lost all chance with a bad mistake at Haydock a fortnight ago but he was pulled up soon after so will not have had a hard race.
Prior to that he beat Big River at Uttoxeter, showing heavy ground does not stop him.
Behindthelines has just been touched off the last twice, but looks to have a straightforward opportunity in the Border Minstrel Novices’ Hurdle at Newcastle.
Cork: 2.00 Expected, 2.30 Bloomfield, 3.05 Playa Blanca, 3.35 Gymkhana, 4.10 Arthurian Flame, 4.45 Our Anniversary, 5.15 An Saighdiur.
Newcastle: 2.25 Roo Roo, 3.00 Sharney Sike, 3.30 Snougar, 4.05 Swing Hard, 4.40 Behindthelines, 5.10 Massini’s Lady, 5.40 Dedigout.
Tramore: 1.50 The Bread Winner, 2.20 Touch Base, 2.55 Wee Small Hours, 3.25 All Hell Let Loose, 4.00 Angus Milan, 4.35 Joxer, 5.05 Kiss Me Kayf.
Plumpton: 2.15 Sunday In The Park, 2.50 Mr Jim, 3.20 BALLYGOWN BAY (NAP), 3.55 No Buts, 4.30 Indian Reel, 5.00 Show’s Over, 5.30 Baddesley Knight.
Ffos Las: 2.05 Another Emotion, 2.40 Vicenzo Mio, 3.10 Alf ‘N’ Dor, 3.45 Behind Time, 4.20 Garran City, 4.50 Cruising Bye, 5.20 Mick Manhattan.