Unfortunately our regular Friday contributor Nick Hardman unavoidably unable to write for us this week.
So what I've done is to call around the team and collected you a couple of tips from two of our top services, along with the analysis and reasoning for the selections to give you an idea of why the selections have been made.
First up are the Racing Consultants, you can find out more about the Racing Consultants and get the rest of their selections when you join them here http://racingconsultants.co.uk
12.35 Newc – 1.5pts win Lord Brendy @ 7/1
Poor Lord Brendy almost bought the farm at Sedgefield last time, and he gave Kenny Johnson a shocking fall in the process, which most will take as a negative to his chances today.
I can’t agree, and while it’s debatable whether a heavy fall will affect a horse’s confidence (analysis of results suggests it doesn’t), the key here is that the talented Lord Brendy hasn’t always been seen to maximum effect under his regular rider, and is likely to show more now his connection with the weighing-room veteran is temporarily severed.
Johnson was once amateur champion, but the fact that his earliest winners over jumps predate the Racing Post’s database gives an idea of how senior he is. Peter Buchanan takes over today, and I expect that to coincide with an upturn in form.
And second we have Gary Poole of Bookies Enemy No 1, you can find out more about the Bookies Enemy No 1 and get the rest of Gary's selections when you join here http://bookiesenemyno1.com
6.00 Wolverhampton – Under Review – Win Bet
Synonym should take all the beating if taking to the tapeta surface now he has his confidence back after being brought down on his maiden run.
But a decent looking e/w bet comes in the form of Under Review who looked to be coming back to form here last time over and inadequate 5f where he was picking up well down the unfavoured part of the track by the rail.
All his 4 wins bar one have been over this 6f trip off much higher marks and as long as that last race wasn't just a flash in the pan then he should go well.
Edit:Synonym now a non-runner so win bet instead of e/w.