BLACKCURRENT can give his rivals weight and a beating in the Betway Classified Stakes (3.15) at Southwell.
The Alan Brown-trained five-year-old must shoulder a 5lb penalty as a result of a course-and-distance victory last Sunday – but Hollie Doyle’s mount should prove up to the job.
Last weekend, my selection ran on strongly to beat Red Allure by three-quarters of a length, with the reopposing Bluella and Essaka respectively third and fourth.
A reproduction of that effort and Blackcurrent will be in the firing line.
Six runners assemble for the Play 4 To Score At Beway Handicap (2.15), with preference for the bottom weight, EXCESSABLE.
This winter, the son of Sakhee’s Secret has had five outings on Southwell’s Fibresand surface, garnering two victories, a second and two thirds.
Excessable was back to winning form in Rolleston 10 days ago, with a one-length margin over this afternoon’s rival Nick Vedder, and a 4lb penalty may not be enough to prevent the follow-up.
At Chelmsford City – provided the track passes an inspection at 8am – LADY ALAVESA gets the vote to deny market rival Velvet Vista a four-timer by capturing the tote.co.uk Now Never Beaten By SP Fillies’ Handicap (7.45).
12.45 SAN JUAN
1.15 JACK OF TRADES
1.45 DR JEKYLL
2.45 BE MY SEA
3.15 BLACKCURRENT (NAP)
5.15 BLACK SPARROW
5.45 SEA THE SHELLS
6.45 KENDERGARTEN KOP
7.15 AVORISK ET PERILS
7.45 LADY ALAVESA (NB)
8.15 NOBLE QUEEN
DOUBLE: BLACKCURRENT and LADY ALAVESA