In the circumstances it might seem daft to make one of Botti’s runners at Nottingham the best bet of the day but CAPLA ROCK (2.20, nap) does have the best form in her maiden.
She is also well drawn against the stand rail, so all in all, she is worth a close look.
PICCOTHEPACK (1.30, nb) can get us off to a winning start to the day at Beverley.
Richard Fahey is the top trainer at the Yorkshire course. Hopefully Piccothepack’s wide draw will not prove too much of a disadvantage. At 6-1 she is a good each-way bet.
FRANKIE BALLOU (3.40, treble) looks the best bet over the sticks at Cartmel.
He has won three of his last four handicap chases – all at Sedgefield.
His latest success was in a particularly fast time, so if he takes to the idiosyncratic Lakeland track he will be hard to beat.
Silvestre De Sousa has six rides at Beverley, before going on to Ripon for five more.
If you were only to back one, make it SANDRA’S SECRET (8.10) who won over the same course and distance last week and is a couple of pounds ahead of the handicapper.