WE’RE off to Sedgefield on Friday! I’ve got loads of friends who live in the fields nearby so am looking forward to a good catch up over a plate or two of carrots.

Hopefully I can nab a winner there as well as at Exeter, Sandown and Kempton, where I’ve also got some hot fancies.

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12.10 Millie The Minx – Look no further than the opener for your banker at my favourite track.

Dianne Sayer’s four-year-old was pretty impressive here on her last start, earning a 9lb rise for a facile victory over a decent field.

She gets in under a 7lb penalty now which means she’s 2lb well-in and top claimer Danny McMenamin takes the ride once more.

She looks capable of a big performance over a course a distance that clearly suits her well.


2.05 Siruh De Lac – Nothing appeals more than Nick Williams’ winning machine.

Since being switched to fences he’s won three of his five starts and resumed his progress in good style on reappearance, winning a competitive handicap at Newbury.

That form is yet to be fully tested but it was a promising performance and he likely has more improvement left even after being handed a 5lb rise.

He won at the track last seen and conditions are ideal for a big run.

Bully’s Friday Bankers

12.10 Sedgefield – Minnie The Minx

2.05 Exeter – Siruh De Lac

3.30 Sandown – My Brother

8.45 Kempton – Zarrar


3.30 My Brother – Looks the one to be on after finishing a very creditable second in a big field at Cheltenham last time out.

That was just his second start in handicaps and off just a 4lb higher mark he’s very dangerous.

This is a much weaker race and the trip and ground are both ideal.

Down in grade, he’s the one to beat.


8.45 Zarrar – Looked on the way back at Lingfield last month and duly delivered in some style at this track last time.

That was over a longer trip but he probably has the pace for a mile and a quarter and he’s 3lb well-in under a penalty.

Most of his rivals are woefully out of form and he might not need to improve to land another win.

Former jockey and racing broadcaster Mick Fitzgerald gives Q+A



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