Author: Alan Kelly
Published: 11:01 18/05/2015
Desert Law heads the betting at 2/1 for today's Eaglescliffe Railway Station Car Park Open Handicap at 3.50 Redcar, with the best value at Coral offering a free bet refund if your horse is beaten a head or less.
It's been a long time since the Oasis Dream gelding landed the odds at Ascot in the 2012 Shergar Cup Dash, but having had an unsuccesful stint in Dubai before being campaigned over longer trips, a return to 5 furlongs this term has seen the 7-year-old in a better light.
A staying on eighth of 21 on his seasonal reappearance at Doncaster in March where the ground was on the slow side of good was followed by another sound effort at Beverley, before going a close 3rd in a race won by Out Do at York earlier this month. The runner-up that day, Red Baron was in the winners enclosure at Thirsk on Saturday, so the form of that race has worked out well and on faster ground in this easier race, Desert Law can make his presence felt off a workable mark.
Innocently may need this race to get back up and running, while Noble Asset has been slowly coming to the boil and is feared the most. Soul Brother sports first-time cheekpieces in a bid to go one better than at Musselburgh last month, but Desert Law's effort in a much hotter race last time is enough to suggest the mount of Graham Lee can take this.
1 pt win - Desert Law 2/1 Coral