Aintree, Wetherby & Sandown Racecourse
Six runners across three meetings with an early start.
11.30 - Chance A Tune has had a bumper and a novice hurdle run so far, both over 2m on good ground and both finishing in the runners up berth. Up a furlong here, but looks progressive and has a good each way chance. Sam Twiston-Davies rides.
1.30 - Ballyoptic started the season with two good wins including the Charlie Hall at Wetherby in early November. Came in last of 4 in the Betfair three weeks later, but went well maintaining his form but weakening late on. Fell in this last year from 4lbs lower, but is in good order and will be one to reckon with here. A good run expected, Sam aboard.
3.15 - Flying Angel opened his season with a 4th here over 2m 4f before going on to win at Ascot over today’s trip of a furlong further. Is up 6lbs but progressing nicely and with conditions in his favour can have another big say here. Sam in the saddle.
12.40 - Summit Like Herbie has failed to finish in his two chases to date but was going well and in with a good chance last time at Ffos Las before falling late on. Drops back a couple of furlongs to 2m 3+f but is another progressive sort and expected to go well with good each way claims. Jamie Bargary in the saddle.
2.50 - Dino Boy has had just four races under rules, taking the runners up spot on his bumper debut for his previous trainer then showing promise when 4th in his hurdles and stable debut for us. Runner up last time at Bangor stepped up to 2m 7f he now makes his chasing bow in this 3m novices handicap. Looks to be on a good mark on 110 and capable of going very close or better today. Jamie takes the ride.
1.50 - Torpillo won on his chasing bow at Warwick over 2m a couple of weeks ago and over a similar trip here, looks to have another good chance getting weight from his five rivals. Has come on for the race and experience and with plenty to come, looks to have another solid chance here. Daryl Jacob in the saddle.
Earlofthecotswolds (7/4), Exeter, 6th December.
Ballyoptic on the Grange Hill Farm all weather gallops