In the Betway Handicap (2.10) at Southwell on Tuesday, Big Amigo has yet to win off a mark in the seventies, but is 3-4 over course and distance and recorded a career-best effort when winning by 2½ lengths over course and distance two weeks ago. A 5lb rise in the weights makes life more difficult, but he’s 9lb better off for the neck he beat Treaty Of Rome over course and distance in January and can clock up another win under Silvestre De Sousa.
The Sunbets.co.uk Handicap (4.20) is a trappy little contest, with three of the five runners – one of whom is also making his seasonal reappearance – making their Fibresand debut and the other two taking a significant rise in class. On balance, Bold Prediction, who’s just 2lb higher in the weights than when winning at Lingfield over a year ago and has been running well on Polytrack in recent months, looks the safest play.
Selections: Southwell 2.10 Big Amigo, Southwell 4.20 Bold Prediction, 1-point Win Double