The Sunday Series continues at Haydock this weekend with seven competitive contests. Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway gives his best bets for the early evening card.
Anythingtoday @ 16/1
Have Secret @ 11/4
Canoodled @ 14/1
The Sunday Series Middle Distance Handicap (5.15) is ultra-competitive and it's worth having a small each-way bet on Anythingtoday, who has the ability to spring a surprise.
The eight-year-old has dropped to a mark 6lb lower than when landing a 1m2f handicap at Lingfield last year and might be capable of bouncing back to form on his return to Roger Fell.
Anythingtoday has had a range of trainers and this will be his second spell with Fell.
He appears to enjoy a change of scenery, as he recorded his highest two Racing Post Ratings for Fell on his first two outings for the stable, and it was a similar story on his last stable switch.
That came when he was moved from Fell to George Boughey and Anythingtoday won his first two starts for the Boughey yard, again recording his two highest RPRs for that stable.
Those are strong hints that Anythingtoday could return to form now he has switched yards again and he wasn't running badly when last seen for Boughey.
He was beaten just three-quarters of a length in second at Windsor in May and was then fourth there next time. A reproduction of that form would give him strong claims from the top of the weights here.
Only nine have been declared for the Sunday Series Nursery Handicap (5.45) and Have Secret appears to have been found a good opportunity to break his maiden at the fifth attempt.
The Richard Fahey-trained youngster has been steadily progressive on his first four starts and showed his best form so far when beaten just a head into second on his nursery debut at Chester last week.
The front two pulled six and a half lengths clear of the rest of the field.
Have Secret did a lot wrong in that race and probably should have won. He was slowly away and outpaced in rear early, but made remarkable late headway to almost land an unlikely win.
He is well treated off the same mark now turned out quickly before reassessment and this more galloping track will definitely suit Have Secret.
If he can get away to a better start and stay with the field in the early part of the race, he will have too much for them in the straight.
The Sunday Series Fillies' Handicap (6.15) features 14 promising females and the value in the race might lie with Canoodled, who caught the eye when third at Ascot on her last start.
Canoodled was beaten two lengths by the winner Tarrabb, who reopposes, but my selection shaped like the best horse in the race.
She finished strongly and was making ground on the winner at the line, doing clearly best of those who came from way off the pace in the process.
She has a 4lb pull in the weights with Tarrabb on these revised terms and has a superb chance to reverse the places on this different ground.
It was good to firm at Ascot, but Canoodled has recorded both of her wins with soft in the description and these easier conditions will suit her.
The strong way in which she finished that race over 7f heavily suggested she will be well suited by a return to a mile (stays this far) and there is a good chance she can go two better.