We send one down to Nottingham where the going is currently good to firm, and they are watering to maintain, and we also send three up to Carlisle for their evening meeting where it is good to firm, good in places.
At Nottingham Myboymax will go to post for the 3.15.pm, a 0-75 handicap over 14 furlongs, with Aiden Brookes retaining the ride. Stepping up to 14 furlongs for the first time this season last time out Myboymax ran a new personal best when winning comfortably by two lengths at Yarmouth, but the improvement will have probably been down to the first time tongue tie which is retained this time. Myboymax will have had to improved as the handicapper has raised him 6lb, and Aiden Brookes who claimed 7lb in that race, has now had his claim cut to 5lb.
Over at Carlisle Miltown Lily has her fourth start for us since arriving from Ireland when she contests the 5.10.pm, a 0-65 handicap over 11 furlongs for Amateur Jockeys with Miss Amy Hunt having her first ever ride under rules. Miltown Lily has run to a similar level on all three of her previous starts for us, and will have to pull out a bit more to take this, whether this step up in trip of a furlong suit, we shall have to wait and see.
Carnival Zain was winning for the fourth time in his last six starts when taking the prestigious Ladies race at Ascot last time out. His winning spree has taken his mark from a seasons opening of 64 to his new and career high mark of 85, but such was his authority last time that he could be capable of going in again. The race is a 0-85 handicap over the extended seven furlongs with Billy Garritty who won on him back in April taking the ride.
Western Melody is a five year old mare who didn't make her debut until as recently as February at Southwell when finishing an eye catching fourth, she showed that to be no fluke when improving on her third start to finish a neck second in maiden company. On her latest start at Thirsk 122 days ago she lost all chance when missing the break badly on her handicap and turf debut. She now steps up a furlong to seven which is very much a positive, and the handicapper has dropped her 2lb to 55. The race is a 0-60 handicap, with Billy Garritty retaining the ride.
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Good luck to the connections, Anthony Bithell, Maybe The Last Time, Newroc & Partner, and The Rat Pack Racing Club.