I'm back for more on Friday and have sharpened my tipping sword for some cracking action that takes place in both England and Ireland.
1.15 Rydan – Was a very impressive winner at Kempton last time out and only has to carry a 5lb rise in what looks a weaker race.
He was rated much higher than this in the past and still looks well-handicapped so can be given a big chance under all-weather king Adam Kirby.
He wouldn't want it to become tactical but there are a couple of front-runners and that should be enough to see him get the pace he needs.
1.00 Chasing Headlights – Ran a blinder last time behind a horse who has gone on to win again in easy fashion.
That was over hurdles and he earned himself a 4lb rise. However, he's 1lb lower over fences and could prove to be well-handicapped.
He's the only one in this field coming into the race in form and has a big shout from the bottom of the weights in the cheekpieces that have worked so well recently.
3.40 By Rail – This is quite a trappy three-runner race but the four-year-old should get a tactical advantage as he loves to go from the front.
He was a good winner last time out and this slight drop back in trip should be ideal.
He gets a 5lb allowance from the five-year-olds and that can prove decisive.
Bully's Friday Bankers
1.00 Catterick – Chasing Headlights
1.15 Lingfield – Rydan
1.20 Leopardstown – Gun Digger
3.40 Leicester – By Rail
1.20 Gun Digger – Gordon Elliott's six-year-old will be hard to beat if keeping his level of consistency.
He's produced two nice performances over fences, last time finishing a good second to a smart one of Henry De Bromhead's.
The main danger here is Bacardys, but he's been woefully out of form recently and will struggle if Gun Digger is on form.
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