The racing so far has proved every bit as competitive as we expected and it is harder than ever to find winners than normal, today I have picked out a couple of each way shouts in the handicaps at Newmarket, I would however advise you to make sure you watch the maiden races we have some very exciting prospects on show judging by their breeding.
Delagate This Lord E/W
Delagate This Lord can offer us an each way angle in this 0-85. Epsom based trainer Michael Attwater’s six-year-old has placed off this mark in the past and has form in the book to suggest this quick ground should suit. On paper he does seem a bit of a Bath specialist with four of his five wins coming at the West Country track. That said, he is more than capable of putting in a good effort here over the six furlongs and I will have a small each way play here.
Boy In The Bar E/W
The second division of the six furlong handicap has a fair few runners with questions that can be asked. Earlier favourite and top weight Magic J returns to turf for the first time since his debut win at Yarmouth. That came on similar going and whilst the initial runs after that were in competitive heats I am not sure the four-year-old by Scat Daddy is value at 85/40. Ginger Jam meanwhile thrived last season for Nigel Tinkler, winning four on the bounce at Beverly. That fantastic effort has seen the horse rise to a career high of 83, but this company should be too warm I think for him to make it five in a row. The each-way selection is going to be the oldest in the field, Boy In The Bar for Ian Williams. I am not sure his current mark is ideal, but he has previously won off two pounds higher and ended the year with two fair runs on the all-weather. James Doyle is a positive booking and has a 50% strike rate on Boy In The Bar. He generally does well when booked for the yard and, at the prices, I am prepared to back the veteran each way here.