Our racing expert marks your card for Wednesday's action.
Class 5 handicaps could be a thing of the past for Owen Burrows’ WARSAAN if he can get his head in front for the first time this afternoon, and given his current mark of 72 he must go close. The son of Oasis Dream is surely much better than that and a winter gelding operation could be the key to unlocking the potential he hinted at when finishing second on his Newbury debut last summer, before losing his way a little in subsequent starts.
Furthermore, the step up to a mile should suit on breeding – he’s a brother to a 1m winner and comes from a dam who won over 1m2f – and he’s also drawn right next to the rail, with Jim Crowley (who won on a stablemate at a recent meeting here) booked.
Mark Usher’s BIRD FOR LIFE would be a deserving winner of the class 6 1m3f handicap as she was declared the winner of a similar race run over course and distance 12 days ago, only to be demoted several days later after the judge reconsidered his photo-finish decision. The front pair pulled nicely clear of the third in a quicker time than it took to run the first division, so the form is pretty sound and it is certainly better than any of her ten rivals can muster.
She clearly runs this track well – her form figures here now read 841332 – and I fancy she can double her winning tally under regular rider Ryan Tate, who can make the most of a plum draw in stall one.
All odds were correct at time of posting.