There is the small matter of the Grand National this weekend and I have dealt with the big race on its own post. They race at Lingfield Park on the Polytrack and Wolverhampton on the Tapeta amongst other meetings and the Godolphin yards send three out during the day all of which I believe should be backed.
First up Saeed bin Suroor has Silent Attack in the Jackie Williams 60th Birthday Celebrations Handicap at 3.35 over the seven furlongs. He was second in the Group 2 International Topkapi Trophy over a mile at Veliefendi in Turkey back in 2016 having won over eight furlongs at Chelmsford City and HQ prior to that during the season. His 2017 campaign never really got going with three down the field appearances out in Dubai and the gelding has not been seen since. The five-year-old gets in here off a mark of 96 which, if he has recaptured his form from 2016, is lenient to say the least and as he has form on the Polytrack surface I have taken a chance the Godolphin team have coaxed him back to his best and taken the 2-1.
They go over 1m2f at 4.50 for the Enhanced Place Odds At 188bet Novice Stakes. Charlie Appleby saddles Dream Warrior and an entry in the Derby suggests they like him at home. He was well backed and shaped promisingly enough when a close up third on his debut over 7f on soft at Ascot in September 2017, but didn’t perhaps show the improvement expected when third again at Yarmouth next time. Lost his maiden tag at odds-on on very soft ground at Chantilly in October again over seven furlongs. He goes up in trip here, which should suit, and I can’t help but think there is more to come form him at three over middle distances. At 6-5 I am on and expect the Dubawi colt to take this before being aimed at bigger prizes in the summer.Much laster up at Wolverhampton they have the Fcl Global Forwarding Making Logistics Personal Handicap at 8.30 over 1m6f. Bear Valley and Ocean Of Love face-off again having finished first and second at Chelmsford recently. The Saeed bin Suroor trained chestnut filly gets 2lb for a mere head beating in that race and is fancied to reverse the form. Her record here reads 2,2,1 and I do like to see course form for anything I back at Dunstall Park plus Mister Manduro will likely set a fair gallop which should set it up nicely for her to come from just off the pace to pick up the prize. I have the overnight 9-4.