Horses who like the Fibresand at Southwell are worth sticking with, so Mister Music is worth backing up in class in the sunbets.co.uk Handicap
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Tony Carroll’s nine-year-old has enjoyed a great few weeks at the Nottinghamshire venue, winning his last three starts there.
Up in class and trip for his most recent outing, Mister Music won off a mark of 81 showing that he is equally as effective at a mile as seven furlongs.
He has another 5lb on his back and the 100-rated Donjuan Triumphant to contend with, but despite his age he is in the form of his life and loves Southwell.
Another Mattie is respected in the Howdens Joinery Handicap Hurdle at Haydock. Nick Alexander’s 11-year-old has fallen to an appealing mark and is capable of doing some damage at this grade.
Optimism can be taken from his most recent outing at Ayr on March 9, when he kept going nicely to take third place in a handicap hurdle over an extended three miles.
Another Mattie only went down three lengths to Western Rules and runs at Haydock off a 4lb lower mark than when last successful 12 months ago.
Secret Legacy can tower from the summit of the weights in the Howdens Joinery Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.
The seven-year-old has shown promise in two starts for Ian Williams, having previously been in the care of man-of-the-moment Gordon Elliott.
A few bob can be thrown in the direction of Stolberg n the Newport County Supporters Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow. The Dai Williams-trained 10-year-old caught the eye at Sandown this month, taking fourth in a strong enough two-mile handicap hurdle.
CHEPSTOW: 2.20 Minella Whisper, 2.50 The Last Day, 3.25 Brigadier Bob, 4.00 The Bay Birch, 4.30 Stolberg, 5.05 Lightentertainment.
HAYDOCK: 2.10 Think Ahead, 2.40 Applesolutely, 3.15 Beggar’s Wishes, 3.50 Secret Legacy, 4.20 Cloudy Bob, 4.55 Another Mattie.
KEMPTON 5.45 Briyouni, 6.15 West Wing, 6.45 Intense Pleasure, 7.15 Annie Mae, 7.45 Spare Parts, 8.15 Born To Finish, 8.45 Noble Deed, 9.15 Three Colours Red.
SOUTHWELL: 2.00 Galileo’s Spear, 2.30 Acker Bilk, 3.05 Treaty Of Rome, 3.40 MISTER MUSIC (NAP), 4.10 Line House, 4.45 Gift In Time, 5.15 Golden Guide