15:45 Leicester– Pennsylvania Dutch (BEST ODDS 3/1 with Ladbrokes)
This horse is a distance winner and has a good combination of trainer and jockey on his side for this Class 3 contest. A line can be put through his last run, as it became obvious that he does not like firmer ground. He has won two of his three career starts. Those wins came on soft ground and good ground. He looks likely to run on either soft ground or good to soft ground in this race. I’m not entirely convinced that the main danger, Dark Power, is fully equipped to deal with a nine pound rise in the weights. This horse hasn’t done anything wrong in his career so far. We know that he’s comfortable with the trip and the going and certainly deserves another shot at this class level after his last race. It is also worth pointing out that that race was a step up to seven furlongs, which could also have been to blame for his poor performance. As far as I’m concerned, off of this mark he is ready to challenge the rest of the field for a place in the winner’s enclosure.
A £20 total stake returns £80 with Ladbrokes
All prices correct at the time of posting.