Friday September 23

Good ground will suit both the in-form Precision Five and Miss Crick at Worcester today, so, hopefully, one or both will get lucky again, while Hardington has been consistent and should again be competitive on the Flat up at Haydock in a first time visor.

Alan is also using a visor for the first time on Invocation in an attempt to open his account over timber in the Juvenile Hurdle at Market Rasen tomorrow. He said:”Invocation was two lengths clear at the last at Worcester last time and just got worried out of it close home, so, hopefully, the visor might do the trick. He deserves to get his head in front as he was twice pipped in a photo-finish at Newton Abbot during the summer.

“We also stick with the visor for Magic Music Man in the handicap hurdle at Market Rasen. It worked a treat when he made all at Sedgefield last time and that will have done his confidence the world of good.”

We are also in action on the Flat at Chester and Haydock tomorrow, and Alan added:”Our French recruit Dino Velvet has his first run for us in the finale at Chester. He has topweight, but he won at Cagnes in May, and as all his four runs over there were in soft ground a shower of rain would probably not go amiss.

“Rain would also help Chocala, who runs in the finale at Haydock. He could never quite get to grips with the enterprisingly-ridden leader at Chester last time but went down by only half a length. He is down in trip and will need a career-best performance on the level to defy a mark of 92, but he goes there in good form.”