4:00 Southwell - Western Miller (6/4)
For me there is only one real reason why this horse won't win this race, and that is he ran a week ago. If he is fit, and can still show his true colours he will be too good for this field. He avoids a rise from the handicapper after an easy win at Market Rasen last week, and he looked far better than the field. If he deals with the timing of the race, he should win.
4:10 Perth - Valseur De Granval (3/1)
A horse who deserves his chance in this is certainly this promising chaser. He has run well in novice company at the back end of last season, and started this season with a second place effort in Uttoxeter's Clarke Chase. That was a really competitive race, and although plenty of rivals did fall it is a strong bit of form. His mark is the same, this race is easier and he gets optimum conditions.
4:20 Stratford - Vikekhal (18/1) ewGary Moore is expecting a HUGE performance from Vikekhal.— James Stevens (@JamesStevens180) July 16, 2017
He's a 18-1 in the 4:20 at @stratfordraces. pic.twitter.com/ouzn4GfswX
I'm not one to hang on every word from a trainer, but Gary Moore's words have to be respected. Although a huge price he did run a good race on return from a break, when beaten by Sonneofpresenting, who won (as tipped) earlier in the week, that form is really quite strong. He could live up to his reputation.
5:30 Stratford - Innocent Girl (10/3)
Harry Fry's eight-year-old is a model of consistency, and looks well treated on this mark. I would expect a big run for your money after she finished the year off finishing second at Wincanton. That form is strong in this contest, and if she can run her race she isn't without a chance.