Following a blank day yesterday, Steve Ryder previews three races on Friday 3rd January. P&L -5pts.
1:55 Musselburgh- Life Knowledge 5/1 (0.5pt ew)
Life Knowledge has shown his best recent form over this C&D with second placed finishes here off marks of 87 and 88. The latest of which came in this race a year ago when he was only beaten a length having been two lengths ahead after the last hurdle.
Life Knowledge was ridden by John Kington that day but is now ridden this time by Brian Hughes for the first time. He runs well over this C&D and with a jockey upgrade, he should go well.
7:15 Southwell- Sylviacliffs 11/1 (0.5pt ew)
Sylviacliffs is a two time C&D winner off marks of 53 and 54 who has also finished a head second off a mark of 63 in May. She has now dropped back down the handicap down to a mark of 58 and is now interestingly fitted with a first time visor.
Hopefully the visor will do the trick on Sylviacliffs as she is well handicapped on previous form and she should hit the frame with four places on offer.
8:00 Dundalk- Sharjah 9/1 (0.5pt ew)
Sharjah was running consistently well at Dundalk without winning last year with multiple placed efforts off marks of 56 and 55. He has recently dropped down the handicap to a mark of 46 having finished 5th off a mark of 48. That was over 1m4f last time where he led the field and I am hoping the same tactics will be used from his wide draw here.
If Sharjah can get across to lead off this career low mark then he should get involved with four places on offer.
1:55 Musselburgh- Life Knowledge 5/1 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
7:15 Southwell- Sylviacliffs 11/1 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
8:00 Dundalk- Sharjah 9/1 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
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