The next race on the card looks to be a three horse race between Desperate Dan, Guest Connections and RACOON the nod going to the latter mentioned. Raccoon has to be respected in this company even though he is ten years old. Ruth Carr does really well with her small string and places her horses quite well. The selection has 243 day absence to overcome but goes very well fresh so the break is only a slight concern. Furthermore, Racoon is best in at the weights to win this race so let's hope the old boy gets another win under his belt. The second best horse in at the weights is Desperate Dan and the Andy Haynes horse has the services of Jamie Spencer. His last two starts have been less inspiring but the fact Spencer takes this ride for Haynes is a good sign. Dandy Nicholls is always respected with horses in sellers but Guest Connection does have a bit to find at the weights. However, he must be monitored in the betting but we will return to Raccon for the victory.
Desperate Dan 3-1 (8-12) Awkward start, soon in touch, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Little Edward (9-9) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Guest Connections 4-1 (8-12) Bumped start, behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Tadalavil (9-2) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Mr Rooney (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, last of 6, 8l behind Colorus (9-5) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Raccoon (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 5l behind Total Impact (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Sonhador 40-1 (8-2) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, hung right and weakened 1f out, 12th of 13, 18l behind Ace Of Spies (9-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 28-1 (7-11) Chased leaders stand side group, kept on final furlong, 7th of 13, 4l behind Silk Gallery (8-6) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Miacarla 40-1 (8-5) Went right and dwelt start, always behind, last of 13, 24l behind Ace Of Spies (9-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Princess Charlmane (IRE) 28-1 (10-13) With leaders, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 16l behind The Name Is Frank (11-0) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Oct.