You have to go back to October for the last time Rosa Belle (T3) tasted success and her merit is firmly established, but on the figures she holds every chance of regaining the winning thread in the 13.27, particularly as there is a fair chance she can lead up on the inside.
Like most races over 480m, there is a short run to the first bend and as such, early zip is more important than over the standard 500m at Nottingham. That certainly plays into Tufty’s Shark’s (T5) hands in the 19.57 contest as he is the forecast early leader on our sectionals, so he should be backed accordingly.
The final race at Colwick Park (22.08) provides another good betting opportunity in the shape of Slippy Sinead (T5). She posted a big career-best effort when successful in A4 company on her final 2018 start and a subsequent third-place finish in a messy handicap is easy to overlook. The grader has given her every chance this time and she’s fancy to oblige.