Inside the 2nd row might be a great draw for some horses but for JACKS AT THE BEACH (2) it doesn’t suit. Drawing inside the 2nd at 5 of his past 6 starts and the 2nd line at his past 7 in succession, he just hasn’t had conditions in his favour. Front line- tick, mile- tick, bounce back effort- it looks promising.
HARD TO HEAR (6) has been racing consistently without landing the winning reward. Placed in 4 of his past 7 outings, the latest run produced a handy 3rd when hitting the line in good order behind the smart winner SMOOTH SAILOR. The gate hurts, but with even luck, he is in the mix in this line-up.
WILLBE DOC (4) was best of the chasers in a slick mile carved out in front by CHANTREY in the claiming ranks. Locked on the pegs he chased gamely when the gap arrived and he can place here.
CIRCLE LINE (10) will take good benefit from his latest outing when resuming from a break. From the pocket trail, he only faded the closing stages. A smart winner 2 starts back, he can chime in late here.
SELECTIONS: JACKS AT THE BEACH (2), HARD TO HEAR (6), WILLBE DOC (4), CIRCLE LINE (10)
SUGGESTED BET: JACKS AT THE BEACH (2) to win