Rapid improver Alumina seeks six-timer
ALUMINA has shot up the handicap as a result of five straight wins on the all-weather, and this afternoon bids for a sixth in the 7f handicap at Southwell (3.30).
The three-year-old filly has already proved her effectiveness on the Fibresand with three of her wins coming at the track, including last time over today's distance.
Trainer Andrew Balding said: "She has thrived on her racing and doesn't seem to mind backing up her races so we have been able to keep the run going.
"This is it as far as options on the all-weather go for her now and hopefully Jack's [Garritty] valuable 7lb claim can keep the run going."
As well as Southwell there is an all-weather card at Kempton plus a jumps fixture at Newton Abbot.
Today's key pointer
Tom O'Brien is 7-35 (20 per cent +£21.62) on chasers at Newton Abbot since the start of 2012. His best chance today looks to be Roll The Dice, in the 4.10.
Pointer appears from Raceform Interactive
Newton Abbot: soft, heavy in places