Cunningham's hot racing picks
Fiendish Flame has dropped to a very fair mark and gives the strong impression that he holds clear back to lay potential now that he returns to going right handed.
Graham Cunningham's has his eye on three horses in today's meets in the UK.
The freewheeling Fiendish Flame faces a hot favourite in Kells Belle for Leicester's 14:00 but he's dropped to a very fair mark and gives the strong impression that he holds clear back to lay potential now that he returns to going right handed.
Recommending Mentalist at around [2.5] for Wincanton's 15:20 involves more feel than form on hurdling evidence, but this strapping Westerner gelding was different class to this ordinary bunch on the Flat in France and he can be expected to leave his Sandown hurdling bow well behind now that Venetia Williams is emerging from the doldrums.
Cool Steel is another who faces a potential blot on the handicap when he takes on Water Garden in Wincanton's 13:10. The latter is potentially very well treated based on his improved effort at Exeter, but he looked awkward up the straight and Cool Steel might be better suited to this sharp track based on his smooth-travelling second to a bang-in-form rival at Southwell recently.
Back Cool Steel at [4.8] or bigger and lay off at [2.4] in running in the 13:10 at Wincanton
Back Fiendish Flame at [6.8] and lay off at [3.0] in running in the 14:00 at Leicester
Back Mentalist at [2.5] or bigger in the 15:20 at Wincanton