Honorable – 14:45 Lingfield
Smart Stat: £41.36 – Gary Moore’s profit to a £1 level stake with hurdlers running in first-time headgear
Honorable looked like he was rusty on his first start for eight months but he should be sharper with the benefit of that run under his belt, while the application of cheekpieces for the first time could have a positive impact. He has shown only fair form over hurdles, but he ran to a better level when winning on the Flat in France last year, so the talent is there. Gary Moore’s excellent record when reaching for headgear offers encouragement the cheekpieces will help.
Global Fame – 15:35 Southwell
Smart Stat: £17.80 – Fergal O’Brien’s profit to a £1 level stake with bumper debutants
Fergal O’Brien’s newcomers are always worth noting – he boasts a healthy level-stake profit with bumper debutants – and his representative Global Fame makes some appeal on paper. He showed ability in points, finishing runner-up on his third start in that sphere, and his half-brother struck on his bumper debut. He is likely to be ready to do himself justice.
Full Secret – 16:45 Wolverhampton
Smart Stat: £38.08 – Richard Fahey’s profit to a £1 level stake with debutants
Richard Fahey has his string in excellent form and has a good record with newcomers. That bodes well for the chances of Full Secret, who makes her debut at Wolverhampton. She is a half-sister to several winners, most notably smart middle-distance performer Danehill Kodiac. However, there is plenty of speed in the pedigree – her half-sister Reliant Robin won over six furlongs, while the dam won over seven furlongs – so there is reason to be positive.