Bangor-on-Dee & Southwell Racecourse
Two at Bangor-on-Dee today and one at Southwell.
3.00 - Unblinking ran a couple of excellent races last term when runner-up in a good Cheltenham race and winning at Warwick in November, both from a mark of 105. A 13lb hike saw him still go well in a class 2 at Newbury, but the rise, although gradually coming down, seems to have anchored him. Down in class today and to 111 though, may give him an opportunity and he looks to be a good each way prospect. Jordan Nailor rides and takes off a further 7lbs.
3.30 - Deputy Commander ran a cracker having been off the track for 25 months, to take third place over course 17 days ago but steps up to 3m today. He’s come out very well for that race and having won a 3m handicap chase at Doncaster from 116, must have a very good opportunity here from 6lbs lower. Jamie Bargary rides and a good run expected.
3.45 - Locker Room Talk now meets just three rivals and despite giving a stone to each of them, is currently 1/10 favourite. He beat a similar field in good style at Kempton last time and it would be very disappointing if he doesn’t follow up here. Jack Savage rides and another good run expected.
Derek Burridge Golf & Racing Trophies Handicap Hurdle
Jockey: Jordan Nailor
Deputy Commander on the all weather gallops with Jamie Bargary