A few good sprints today in the North.
Newcastle 1945 – Barnet Fair
Not the most prolific of winners but this is often the case with Nicholls horses. However back on the firm ground I like this today. Its 3 wins on turf have all come when the ground is firmer and also its only place. It is back down to just 1lb above its last win which was a good win at Ascot over Steps last year and with Nicholls having a few good winners in the last couple of days and his horses running well its worth a bet today.
Newcastle 2050 – Bonnie Charlie
This is a little punt really on Nicholls again. It raced yesterday when 4 of 5 at Hamilton and looked well tucked in behind the leaders but never seemed to get going and was pulled from side to side despite gaps appearing. I would be inclined to give this another chance with its last win coming on firmer ground from 8lbs higher in the handicap. I have to believe this is going to win soon given that a few years ago it was in group 3 races off 100+ with Haggas.
Newcastle 2120 – Kirtling Belle
This is another who raced yesterday just going down to Lexington Rose at Carlisle. just 4lbs above its sole win it does like the firmer ground. It raced quite wide throughout yesterday and Dalgleish’s horses seem to do well when reappearing quickly.
Musselburgh 1545 – Alaskan Bullet
Was slowly away lto in what looked like a very good race and lost about 3-4 lengths at the start. Eased into the race and was one of the last to be produced. Found the gap but just couldn’t get up going down by a head in 3rd and deserves another chance on that alone.