15:10 Southwell – Hammersly Lake (BEST ODDS 9/2 with William Hill)
Hammersly Lake ran very well on stable debut last time out, and I’m very surprised that he’s not favourite for this one. This horse is stepping back up in trip today, as that run was over a couple of miles. I don’t think that is his ideal trip, so I’m very interested in seeing how he goes over a longer trip. This distance is a furlong shorter than the last distance he ended up winning over. He’s won two of his last three starts. He’s also going to be running over his ideal going conditions as well. Hammersly Lake has a lot going for him and this doesn’t look like the highest class of races, even though it’s a Class 2 race. I’m not convinced that the favourite Art Of Payroll is going to be able to deal with such a hike in the weights here. At the prices, I’m very happy with the 9/2 about Hammersly Lake, which is a value price in my opinion.
A £20 total stake returns £110 with William Hill
All prices correct at the time of posting.