I’m banking on the Evan Williams stable today as both my tips hail from the Welshman’s yard. First up is VOODOO DOLL who shaped as if he would come on for the run last time out at Southwell. I’ve always thought of him as a proper good ground horse who likes a strong pace to run at and he should get that here in this competitive handicap hurdle. He is the outsider of the field at the time of writing but I wouldn’t let that put you off as I think he has plenty of poundage in hand. With Izzy Williams’ claim taken into consideration he runs off 114 today which is a good stone or so below his best so he is definitely worth a bit of each way support.
Next up is CARPOOL who has ultimately been disappointing so far but has shown enough promise to suggest she is up to winning off this mark. She will have to shoulder top weight today but Izzy Williams’ claim negates some of the burden. A reappearance run on better ground looked full of promise and if able to build on that I think she has a strong chance in a weak race.
Stratford 5.50 – Voodoo Doll – 1pt e/w
Stratford 6.20 – Carpool – 1pt win