Following a 5/4 (5pt) winner but some disappointing runs yesterday, Steve Ryder previews two races on Friday 12th January. P&L -8.65pts.
1:20 Lingfield- Dark Alliance 11/10 (2pt)
I tipped Dark Alliance to win at Wolverhampton on Monday and he won well by 3 ¼ lengths. As that was in an apprentice handicap, he can run in this race off the same mark. Edward Greatrex retains the ride and he looks certain to run well and it would be very disappointing if he was beaten. The selection was 11/10 when put up last night and he has been well backed into as short as 4/5 but I still think he is a bet at that price!
7:15 Newcastle- Tommy G 9/2 (1pt ew)
Tommy G had dropped a couple of pounds down to a mark of 74 when nearly landing a gamble over 5f here last time. He travelled well into the race but just got outpaced in the last furlong so the step back up to 7f looks sure to suit. He has got lots of form at that distance and at 9/2 each way he looks sure to be bang there at the finish.