It’s been a busy start to the new week on Sky Sports Racing with Worcester, Ripon and Chepstow all live from 2.05pm.
2.35 Worcester – Pottlerath goes over four straight fences
An interesting field of five lines for FBC Manby Bowler Handicap Chase (2.35)the seven-race afternoon jumps card feature.
by Matt Sheppard Pottlerath was in outstanding form winning a hat-trick at Bangor on June 10 and the eight-year-old has been moved up in class here under Stan Sheppard from a 7lb higher mark.
An even greater test of his abilities surely awaits with Joe Tizzard I am the King among the opposition. He’s been resurrected since the cheekpieces were applied and looks a menace now back on the ride.
High weight Topofthecotswolds It may be easierfronts in the future) are recent tasks completed from contention at Aintree and the Summer Plate Trial at Market Rasen.
by Peter Bowen Lermoos Legend has run well without a win this summer but stamina is a question mark as he heads over two miles-and-seven furlongs for the first time.
Nicky Henderson trained Bothwell Bridge was once an excellent prospect and won a chase debut in December 2021, but has been a disappointment since then.
7.55 Ripon – Nine compete in the Directors Cup
Like Pottlerath, by Ed Bethell Coverdale is to find a four-timer when he stars Ripon Directors Cup Handicap (7.55).
The son of Expert Eye enjoyed a step up to 10 furlongs as a three-year-old, winning all his starts in 2023 on ground that varied from good to firm and heavy.
He will compete against eight opponents including Ed Walker Dear Minister, who arrives on handicap debut with signs of improvement to come after registering first success at Thirsk on June 20.
by Charlie Johnston Perfect Game a winner at Chester in May and, having found a classy contest at Epsom very hot next time, was also second at Redcar last month.
Earlier in the card, William Haggas’ Kathab comes for Sky Sports Racing Virgin 519 Maiden Stakes (6.50) with a rating of 87 to his name and is sure to be the one to beat here under Jim Crowley.
5.20 Chepstow – Macs Dilemma back for more
Chepstow’s evening card begins Macs Dilemma returned to defend his crown at SFI Ltd Building Consultants Handicap (5.20) for John O’Shea and Hollie Doyle.
Doyle rode here in May when the five-year-old was a good second and the pair should be together again.
Eve Johnson Houghton boasted a 20 per cent strike-rate on the Welsh track and sent a squad of four including King Of Dancewho looked like a quick third at Newbury last time.
Doyle and Johnson Houghton can also fight it out Office Visions In Your Space Our Vision EBF Restricted Maiden Stakes (5.55), with Doyle at Wolverhampton runner-up Hadrian’s Wall for Archie Watson, while Johnson Houghton sat on the Kodiac gelding Big Brown Bear.
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Watch every race from Worcester, Ripon and Chepstow all live on Sky Sports Racing on Monday, July 10.