The eye is drawn to Tight Call in the 5.10 at Kelso with Richard Johnson in the saddle coming here off the back of a comfy victory last time out. I may seem a bit daft but I quite fancy the horse who came second that day, SKIDDAW VALLEYS, to reverse the form. Nicky Richards’ horse had to concede first run that day but stayed on nicely to grab second. That run would have bought him on nicely and I think he could be primed to strike today.
You will do well to find a horse who loves Beverley more than GINGER JAM and with 5 course wins from 5 course runs, you have to fancy him to go close today. Nigel Tinkler has bought this horse along steadily and it’s rise through the handicap ranks has been pretty impressive. Season on season progression has been made and despite a luckless run at Doncaster last Saturday, I fancy him to go close again today.
Kelso 5.10 – Skiddaw Valleys – 1pt e/w
Beverley 4.35 – Ginger Jam – 1pt e/w