Cheltenham & Doncaster Racecourse
One each to Cheltenham Racecourse and Doncaster Racecourse today for Nigel Twiston-Davies.
1.15 - Bit On The Side - Has been busy this season, but with two wins and a third in novice hurdles company, she’s done well before going chasing. Two outings over fences have seen a 2nd and 4th in small fields but good mares company. All outings have been from 2m 4f to 3m latest and on good ground and she goes over 2m 4+f today meeting good to soft for the first time. Looks to be on a fair mark on 120 and with improvement over fences to come, she has a good each way chance today. Sam Twiston-Davies in the saddle.
1.42 - Goa Lil - Has had three outings this term starting with a creditable 3rd of 12 over hurdles at Chepstow before switching to fences. He fell first time at Ludlow but again ran creditably when 4th of 9 at Wincanton, both over 2m. Seemed to appreciate the good to soft on that occasion and meets the same here but steps up to 2m 4+f. This should bring out more in him and though only meeting three rivals here, will have a solid chance from a good mark in a competitive event. Tom Bellamy has the ride.
Bit On The Side on all weather gallops at Grange Hill Farm with Fay Shulton