Racing tips: National service for best in West

Uttoxeter is one of several venues on a busy day for racing tomorrow
Uttoxeter is one of several venues on a busy day for racing tomorrow

West Of The Edge found one too good in the Eider Chase last time out, but compensation awaits in the Betfred Midlands National at Uttoxeter.

Big River was also entered in the Midlands National, but Lucinda Russell has opted to run in the Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Novices’ Handicap Chase instead and the hint should be taken.

At Kempton, Cresswell Legend can make his mark in the Matchbook Racing Is Commission Free Silver Plate Handicap Hurdle.

Patricks Park missed out at Cheltenham but the Matchbook Silver Bowl Handicap Chase looks an excellent opportunity.

Copain De Classe had a school around Fontwell last time as his sole rival ditched his rider early on, but he can build on that performance in the Matchbook VIP Chase.

There are a handful of decent events on offer at Wolverhampton with Abe Lincoln an eyecatching runner in the opening Betway Casino Handicap.

Breathless Times did the business over six furlongs at Dunstall Park in January and he can make it a course-and-distance double in the Betway Sprint Novice Stakes.


Down Royal: 2.10 Free Ranger, 2.45 Mister Butler, 3.20 Ardean Lass, 3.55 Fire In His Eyes, 4.30 Val De Ferbert, 5.05 Lagan Island, 5.40 Isle Of Destiny.

Fontwell: 1.40 Oscar Star, 2.15 Bredon Hill Lad, 2.50 Naranja, 3.25 Two Swallows, 4.00 Matrow’s Lady, 4.35 Guards Chapel, 5.10 Mozo.

Kempton: 1.30 Humphrey Bogart, 2.05 Copain De Classe, 2.40 Cresswell Legend, 3.15 Patricks Park, 3.50 Champagne Champ, 4.25 Cap Horner, 5.00 Sam I.

Newcastle: 2.00 Raised On Grazeon, 2.35 Sheneededtherun, 3.10 Monfass, 3.45 Grand Morning, 4.20 Doktor Glaz, 4.55 On A Promise, 5.30 Granard.

Uttoxeter: 1.50 Bel Esprit, 2.25 Big River, 3.00 Fleminport, 3.35 WEST OF THE EDGE (NAP), 4.10 Worthy Farm, 4.45 Pine Warbler, 5.20 Whiskey In The Jar, 5.55 Arthur Mac.

Wexford: 1.55 Percy, 2.30 Monatomic, 3.05 Hughies Bay, 3.40 Seskinane, 4.15 Flemenstorm, 4.50 Tongie, 5.25 Small Farm.

Wolverhampton: 5.45 Abe Lincoln, 6.15 Theglasgowwarrior, 6.45 Volturnus, 7.15 Breathless Times, 7.45 Made Of Honour, 8.15 Living Leader.