While the start of the Flat turf season shouldn’t be quite as traumatic as Zayn Malik quitting One Direction – it’s still going to take a bit of getting used to.
The names McCoy, Johnson & Twiston-Davies will gradually merge with Hughes, Moore and Buick over the next few weeks so we’re all going to have to get up to speed sharpish.
Each panelist had a selection placed in the five TV races last weekend but Matt Chapman stole the show and booked an extra few sessions on the sunbed after Alzammaar (17/2) delivered at Newbury while Ruby Walsh & Turftalk Tom rowed in with Oscar Rock (5/4f) at Kelso.
The 22-runner Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster (3.45pm) is this Saturday’s feature on CH4 before the Dubai World Cup (5pm) at Meydan give Flat fans something to cheer about before the the Irish Grand National and Aintree Festival hogs the limelight again for NH followers.
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