That said, there's still plenty of classy action to dig your teeth into, and I've found some crackers for you to have a go at today.
4.25 Liosduin Bhearna – Don't ask me to try and pronounce his name, but he has a very good chance of winning this.
He's produced some nice performances in maiden company recently and an opening mark of 115 looks very fair.
His conqueror last time has since gone onto score in handicap company and he can follow suit.
The drop in trip should help him and the jockey/trainer combo is in good form at the moment.
Bully's Monday Bankers
4.25 Ayr – Liosduin Bhearna
4.15 Uttoxeter – Crucial Role
3.30 Plumpton – Brandon Castle
6.25 Wolves – Rakastava
4.15 Crucial Role – Found Grade 2 company a bit too hot last time out but has a massive chance on his course romp back in December.
It's slightly surprising to see him dropping into a handicap but he has a lot of talent and should make short work of these, even off top weight.
There are a couple of decent rivals in there but he has the most potential and his trainer's record at the track is very good.
3,30 Brandon Castle – Neil King's Flat recruit has looked the real deal in two starts over hurdles so far, twice winning easily at this track.
A possible Betfair Hurdle tilt had been mooted but he comes here instead and this is a much easier task.
If he has Ballymore aspirations then he needs to be winning this well.
6.25 Rakastava – Mick Channon's contender was sent off at odds-on for his debut and although he travelled nicely, he didn't really pick up when asked.
He should have learned from that and rates a solid bet to get off the mark at the second time of asking.
It's not a strong race and the fact there was so much money behind him on debut suggests he's well thought of.
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