JONATHAN HOBBS: WE’RE back with nightly meetings on RPGTV and, as ever on Fridays, Romford leads the way with a number of familiar names on the ten-card card.

Racing manager Mark Arkell has graded the meeting with the ‘normal’ Friday night open-race cards in mind, so a plethora of A1 contests grace the programme and, hopefully, some tasty bets – albeit with a word of warning.

That’s because our stars of the track are generally returning after ten weeks off, although with the required two trials under their belt. Who will be at their sharpest?

We take a look at a few of tonight’s Romford races below.


5.27 Piemans Aguero catches the eye in the A2. He has trialled back well, posting better clocks then previously so looks in good order – on a night the David Mullins camp could come out firing. Bennos Banshee needs clearing from the boxes, however.

Play: Piemans Aguero

5.57 Wall Garden looks another Mullins runner with every chance. He’s an 11-time winner well known on Friday nights in 225m and 400m opens – and that early pace should serve him well. The outside draw stands out, too, and a recent 24.22sec trial catches the eye.

Play: Wall Garden

6.57 A superb contest now with plenty of chances. Aero Rackitup comes from a cracking and winning litter and could be tough to hold, likewise well drawn and top sprinter Not So Lento. However Yvonne Gaskin’s Seaglass Celine looks in fantastic heart judged on trials.

Play: Seaglass Celine

7.57 The Gaskin camp will also have high hopes of Seaglass Shadow in this A1 and her battle with Long Lincoln and Troy Firebird could be one of the races of the night. The outside pair will have their own private battle, which might aid the white jacket?

Play: Seaglass Shadow

8.27 Still with the A1s and Westlake Ben could be well drawn for the Paul Young camp. He was winning at this level before the break and will improve for comeback trials – a 13.77sec sprint ‘off the bed’ last month looked good given he’s a powerful run over 400m.

Play: Westlake Ben

9.27 The Romford finale now and Westlake Brae has moved well in his comeback trials and could be another for Team Young. He’s lightly-raced anyway with just six races on the card and two wins. Pace at both ends could serve this real improver well.

Play: Westlake Brae

Good luck all.

*RPGTV (Sky Channel 175, Freesat 176) will show Romford and Nottingham tonight, while Sky Sports Racing (Sky Channel 415) cover the racing from Sunderland.

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