Ray Flanagan with three fancies for Friday’s racing.
Haydock 4.40- Think Ahead,
Think Ahead should benefit from stepping back up in trip having been outsprinted by rivals with sharper finishing speed at Kempton last time. His previous third at Ascot conceding weight to a pair of decent three-year olds reads well and he should be able to dictate matters from the front to his advantage today.
Ascot 4.55- Frankin D,
Franklin D showed plenty of inexperience on his handicap debut at Newmarket last time and ran a reasonable race to still finish in the runner-up berth in what was a competitive enough field. Although he is an American Bred there appears to be hope that he will handle softer conditions going back through his ancestors and he may be open to improvement if getting a stronger early pace today.
Kilbeggan 6.05- Wandering Aengus,
Wandering Aengus has performed very poorly on both recent outings but this is a very weak race and we will take a chance on him bouncing back to form. His second outing of the season at Bellewstown was a good run and judged on that effort 2M 6 F on a tight track should be ideal for him. He may hold his interest for longer against mediocre opposition and might get the job done.
2 pts win- Think Ahead-4.40 Haydock-9-4 General
0.75 pts win Franklin D-4.55 Ascot-4-1 General
1 pt win- Wandering Aengus-6.05 Killbeggan-5-1 Corals