Wednesday 15th October
Nottingham 4.55 EACH/WAY
Yorkshire trainer Dandy Nicholls, one-time redoubtable sprint king, is not the force he was. But his handling of this five-year-old suggests he still knows how to resurrect the fortunes of a talented speedster. The gelding boasted quite a lofty reputation when with Kevin Ryan and reached an official rating of 87. He’s won just once since his two-year-old days in 2011, but looked primed for imminent success when an unlucky runner-up at Doncaster last month from a mark as low as 77. He’s just 2lbs higher today for a similar race on similar ground and can prove all wrong his run at Ayr last time when he was drawn on the wrong side of the track.
YESTERDAY: SCOPPIO DEL CARRO 3RD 7/1 (advised each/way)