I was keen on the selections chances before he was a non-runner under strange circumstances at Brighton a few days ago. Connections however look to have found another suitable opportunity here. He showed more than enough promise in the first-time blinkers recently on his first run after a break and Neil Callan is a good man to have on your side here.
Carrigillihy has to be respected here as he bids to make it 5 from 5 here at Pontefract however this is much tougher race than those he has won in the past and I`m happy to look elsewhere on this occasion. Real Terms is a pound above his last winning mark now and looks to be running into form based on his 2 starts this season. Both of those came in large field competitive handicaps so that form has a solid feel to it. He should have the race run to suit with plenty of pace on early and should be able to get a favourable position from his good draw.
8.10 Windsor The Whipmaster 9/2 Next Best
Girl In The Picture and Rivas Rob Roy are proven course and distance winners who arrive here in good form so have to be respected however Spirit Warning went into the notebook when returning with a promising effort here over CD last time after a lengthy break, Pat Cosgrave is a positive jokey booking for a yard who are not in bad form currently and enjoy having a Brighton winner.
8.40 Windsor Carp Kid 10/1 Each Way
While Carp Kid hasn’t won in a while, he is a previous course and distance winner at Windsor. In his recent race at Bath, he put in a creditable fourth-place finish, showing some signs of improvement. Stepping back in the right direction and looks fair each way value here.