A good day today as we bagged our second big-priced winner of the month as PAINT THE DREAM returned an easy 16/1 winner for a nice profitable day from today’s five selections (other was non-runner).
Here are tomorrow’s four selections.
THEFLYINGPORTRAIT (13.15 Market Rasen, 1pt win @11/4) This race offers the chance for many runners to bounce back to form who arrive on the back of poor efforts with the exception of THEFLYINGPORTRAIT who has been competing at a much more tougher level throughout his career. He’s on a lenient mark and has left the impression of late that a return to the winner’s enclosure could be near. He’s down in grade for the first time since 2016 and is 9Ib lower than when winning in a higher-graded race last year. The promising conditional Lilly Pinchin takes the ride and this eleven-year-old boasts excellent claims. COOL DESTINATION (14.15 Market Rasen, 1pt each-way @9/2) A cracking renewal of the Lincolnshire National and I’m not all that inclined to venture too far from the head of the market in the shape of COOL DESTINATION. He showed a good attitude combined with an assured round of jumping to get off the mark here last month following an excellent run in defeat on chase debut. He’s up 6Ib but he remains very well treated on a mark of 128 if you take into account that he beat the 142-rated Some Chaos on seasonal bow before splitting two horses rated 135 and 139 on his penultimate outing. He should have more to offer in this discipline as he jumps well, shapes like a stayer and looks ahead of his current mark. WILL VICTORY (14.40 Taunton, 0.5pts each-way @7/1) WILL VICTORY established herself as a useful prospect for connections when runner-up narrowly on hurdle/stable debut at Newbury last month. She attempted to give the exciting Gran Luna plenty of weight and was only caught close home. The four-year-old mare was travelling as well as anything when mounting a serious challenge, falling three out in a Listed event there next time. If that hasn’t knocked her confidence, I’m hopeful she can run a big race with more improvement to come. NOW LOOK AT ME (15.25 Market Rasen, 0.5pts each-way @17/2) NOW LOOK AT ME was useful in bumpers, winning twice before doing well over hurdles last winter. He unfortunately fell in a competitive race at Newbury a couple of starts ago before shaping encouragingly on his return at Doncaster last month, travelling strongly to an extent before fitness told late in the day. He is down in grade here from a 2Ib lower mark and that run should have blown away the cobwebs.