15:55 Leicester– Minotaur (BEST ODDS 12/1 with Paddy Power)
This is a massive step down in trip for a horse that ran and won over 20 furlongs last time out. This race is over just 12 furlongs, so it’s a very interesting tactic from Minotaur’s yard to change the trip so drastically for this step up in class. This horse was winning for fun in Class 4 races and while this represents a sterner test for him, I think he has what it takes to win again here. When it comes to the state of the ground, it looks on the softer side. There’s no rain forecast over the next day or so in Leicester, though, so this horse might just get to run on his favourite going conditions. He has won at this distance before, and if he gets into his rhythm then he may just pick off horses as the finishing line approaches to record another win.
A £20 total stake returns £260 with Paddy Power
All prices correct at the time of posting.