No football means a return to horse racing today and I’m backing Merry Milan to score in the 14:00 at Warwick.
Merry Milan to win @ 8/1
The six-year-old was a point-to-point winner in June 2017 and looked a decent prospect last spring, winning at Bangor.
Merry Milan appeared set to do the business on his chasing debut before a late fall at Ascot on his reappearance in November.
Muddy conditions hindered his hopes last time out at Chepstow but the expected good to soft-soft in places going at Warwick should suit him today.
Connor Brace takes the reins following five runs under Matt Griffiths and all looks good for Nicky Martin’s charge.
Aintree My Dream to win @ 5/1
My second pick comes from the 14:45 at Uttoxeter where Dan Skelton will look to strike with Aintree My Dream.
Another Irish pointing ace, early wins in 2017 showed promise, only for him to then miss 413 days before returning earlier in the month at Newcastle.
While hardly a vintage performance as he came home sixth, that outing came over a longer trip than today’s 2m4f, which is closer to where he previously excelled.
Skelton’s son Harry will be in the saddle and with four wins in the last 14 days; his form can help the eight-year-old come good in Staffordshire.