THREE RUNNERS ON MONDAY.
We send two up to Musselburgh for their jumps meeting where the going at the time of writing is good to soft, and one down to Wolverhampton for their evening flat card.
Walkonby will make her handicap hurdle debut at 12.45.pm, in the mares only 0-105 over the extended one mile and seven furlongs, with Emma Smith-Chaston retaining the ride. Walkonby possibly has fallen out of love with racing, and has failed to get competitive in 10 starts for us on the flat and over jumps since arriving at the yard a year last October. She has been given a very attractive opening mark of 79, and they wouldn't see which way she went if she put her best hoof forward.
Freddie's Frontier has his fourth start in bumper company when contesting the 3.15.pm, over the extended one mile and seven furlongs with Sean Quinlan who has ridden him before back in the saddle. Freddie's Frontier was well beaten at Newcastle in March on debut, but ran much better when next seen at Perth in September when finishing a four and three quarters lengths third. He was then disappointing at Sedgefield on his latest start 83 days ago, a repeat of that Perth run would put him firmly in the mix.
The Retriever has his second start on Wolverhampton's Tapeta surface at 7.0.pm, in a 0-60 seven furlong handicap, with his regular rider Aiden Brookes in the saddle. The Retriever is having his third start of his new season and should be approaching peak fitness, he is also very well placed in stall three. The stumbling block would be his current mark of 59, which is still 7lb above his last winning mark.
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Good luck to the connections, Cheltenham Trail & Cleeve Racing Club, Mrs Jane Newett, and RM&T Holdings Limited & Partners.