THE mouthwatering racing just keeps on coming on Tuesday. We are being thoroughly spoilt right now.
There is some brilliant action at Leopardstown on Derrinstown day and at Haydock – but our man Jack Keene has picked one out in the feature 0-105 handicap (7.15) on the all-weather at Chelmsford.
Some really progressive stayers face off here. It should be a cracker and a strong piece of form going forward.
The well-bred Collide kept on gamely to win a 1m4f Listed race in France on soft ground pre-shutdown in February.
He flopped on his only previous try at this trip, but he has since undergone a wind operation and races like a thorough stayer.
He won first time out last season so he looks sure to run well under Ryan Moore – but he has to concede plenty of weight to some up-and-coming rivals.
They include LAND OF OZ, whose only blip last year came in a soft-ground Cesarewitch at the end of a busy campaign.
In typical Sir Mark Prescott fashion, he notched six wins last term and climbed an incredible 35lb in the handicap.
He is better judged on his excellent third in the Melrose and ready win at Newmarket than his Ces flop, while he showed a fair amount of speed when successful over this trip at Yarmouth and Salisbury.
Prescott has his string pretty well forward and this strapping son of Australia appeals as the type to progress further as a four-year-old.
Clap Your Hands arrives seeking the five-timer and commands respect.
His form lacks the depth of a few of these but he is clearly on the upgrade and could have more to offer.
Calling The Wind only hit top gear in the closing stages over 1m4f at Kempton last time and looks ready for this step up in trip.
He is a solid each-way contender, as is Pianissimo who was unsuited by a muddling gallop on his latest outing.