Racing tips: Silchester can shine on Southwell return

Racing takes place at Southwell
Racing takes place at Southwell

Silchester made a big impression on his racecourse introduction at Southwell a couple of weeks ago and can follow up on his return to the Nottinghamshire track in the Novice Stakes.

The Keith Dalgleish-trained Ray Purchase is two from two at the Newark circuit and now looks to have been found a good opportunity to make it three in the Handicap.

The gelded son of Lethal Force has proved consistent in the early part of his all-weather career, only once finishing out of the three in six starts.

Shamrokh rates the best bet at Chelmsford’s evening fixture.

The former John Gosden inmate has been victorious in his last two starts at the Essex venue for Mick Appleby.

Mia’s Storm can get her season back on course in the Smarkets Lady Protectress Mares’ Chase at Huntingdon.

Valgor Du Ronceray is of interest in the Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Handicap Hurdle at Sedgefield.

The nine-year-old was a comfortable winner on his latest appearance over hurdles in Ireland when trained by Joseph O’Brien for Gigginstown House Stud, after which he was snapped up by Micky Hammond for £13,000.

He has been campaigned over fences since arriving in Britain, but has failed to complete twice from three starts.

If he can get his act together in the jumping department back over the smaller obstacles, he is certainly capable of being competitive off his current mark.


Thurles: 1.55 Westerner Point, 2.25 Kate Appleby Shoes, 3.00 Brahma Bull, 3.35 Caro Des Flos, 4.10 Guided By You, 4.45 A Place Apart, 5.20 Moskovite.

Huntingdon: 2.20 Mr Lando, 2.55 Brecon Hill, 3.30 Alberta, 4.05 Mia’s Storm, 4.40 Old Salt, 5.15 Fawsley Spirit.

Sedgefield: 1.40 Valgor Du Ronceray, 2.10 Titian Boy, 2.45 Pastoral Music, 3.20 Cash Again, 3.55 Beeno, 4.30 Derrynane, 5.05 Sky Full Of Stars.

Southwell: 2.00 Beauden Barrett, 2.35 SILCHESTER (NAP), 3.10 Ray Purchase, 3.45 Captain Lars, 4.20 Clayton Hall, 4.55 Good Time Ahead.

Chelmsford: 5.55 Barnsdale, 6.30 The Night King, 7.00 Mythical Spirit, 7.30 Danzan, 8.00 Shamrokh, 8.30 Surrey Blaze, 9.00 Deliberator.