INCHOLM (nap, 1.50) has been in great form since joining Tristan Davidson’s yard and looks the best bet of the day when he bids to complete a hat-trick at Hexham this afternoon.
He won his first race for his new stable at this track last month, beating Frank The Slink by half a length.
And he followed up with an emphatic performance at Doncaster last time, slamming Alto Des Mottes by four lengths.
The handicapper has had his say and Incholm will be racing off a career-high mark, but he is thriving at present and can shrug off the extra pounds.
Harry Skelton will again be in the plate for his father Dan and the combination look irresistible in this five-runner field.
Both those wins were achieved on good ground and while Premier Rose has fallen on both occasions he has met good-to-firm conditions which are likely to prevail at the Midlands track, those runs were in point-to-points more than three years ago.
HOLY HEART (treble, 5.45) ran really well of a mammoth 356-day break at Newcastle and can land the novice stakes at Kempton for the in-form John Gosden yard.
That comeback run was on a similar level to Holy Heart’s only previous racecourse appearance - at Wolverhampton in December 2017 - and he should come on a bundle for the outing.
James Fanshawe’s More Than More, who ran well here after a layoff when finishing runner-up behind the odds-on Laieth, looks the logical danger
HORSE RACING TIPS
1.20 PAPER ROSES - WON 3/1
1.50 INCHCOLM (nap) - WON 7/4
2.20 NEMEAN LION
2.50 ECHO EXPRESS - WON 7/4
3.40 BACKSTREET GIRL
4.15 TIMES PAST
4.45 JUST THE MAN
5.45 HOLY HEART (treble)
6.15 SMILEY BAGEL
1.00 PREMIER ROSE (nb) - WON 3/1
1.30 EBONY GALE - WON 11/10
2.00 COUGAR KID -
2.30 COTSWOLD WAY - WON 6/4
3.00 COCK A DOODLE DOO
1.10 BREAKING RECORDS - 2nd 7/1
1.40 MAINSAIL ATLANTIC - WON 8/11
2.10 BAN SHOOF - WON 9/2
2.40 HAWRIDGE GLORY
3.10 BIG BAD LOL