Steve Hughes has two picks for Sunday
Not the most exciting days of racing but the quantity of runners is better. I have a selection for each of the two British meetings.
Ffos Las 3.05: Lord Bryan
A winner on heavy ground two races ago, Lord Bryan has not run as well since but this front-runner gets a small field today and that could see him back to his best today.
A first time tongue-strap appeared to work well when he won that day at Chepstow over this 2m3f trip. Prior to that he had finished a good third here, again on heavy going so track and trip will pose no problem.
He has since run two poor races, but both were on right-handed tracks and perhaps he is simply best going this way around. The opposition does not have too much decent form of late to offer so Lord Bryan could be able to make all.
Market Rasen 3.15: Treshnish
Plenty of promising novices take their chance in handicap company here and of these Treshnish appeals the most.
Sue Smith’s 5yo went off an unconsidered 33/1 shot on his hurdling debut at Kelso but showed distinct promise to be second to the useful Some Reign and his form since confirmed he is of a decent standard. He won his maiden next time at Newcastle producing a game effort to get up late on.
Not disgraced when third on bottomless ground at Haydock, he appeared better suited by less soft ground when winning on handicap debut at Musselburgh last month. He possesses plenty of pace and so this journey to another sharp right-handed track looks a sensible choice.
1pt win – Lord Bryan – 3.05 Ffos Las – 5/1 Betfred, Totesport
1pt win – Treshnish – 3.15 Market Rasen – 9/2 general