HAHN SUPERDRY 3.5 HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Northam Next Best Bet - Race 4 No. 1 Aberdeen Queen
While she'll no doubt improve off whatever is delivered here first-up on Thursday, this four-year-old is clearly the class galloper in this line-up and with any luck, could've prevailed in either of her two prior fresh attempts.
Trained by Lindsey Smith who has prepared 14 winners at Northam at a strike rate of 30.4% over the last 12 months, Aberdeen Queen was desperately unlucky at Group Three level last campaign and while that was over much further, it is an example of her ability.
Brad Rawiller takes the reins for this 1100m assignment, a jockey with a great affiliation with this stable and in a small field which ensures she's not away, ability alone can well see this mare home.
HEINEKEN 0.0 MAIDEN Tips (Race 5)
Northam Value Bet - Race 5 No. 4 Cross Statement
Despite taking some time to graduate to a race day appearance given the eight trials completed since April last year, he's always shown some ability in those heats and the two April trials suggest this gelding is ready to go.
After a quieter piece of work on April 12, the blinkers were applied to Cross Statement for his latest hit out on April 27 and after comfortably taking up the lead, was looked after late in the piece when reeled in by Written Matter, an impressive winner at Ascot on Wednesday.
This is really is anyone's race outside the odds-on favourite who clearly has the best exposed form, but has drawn out while from gate two, Jason Brown can kick up early on this three-year-old and give a sight.
IRON JACK CRISP AUSTRALIAN LAGER MAIDEN Tips (Race 6)
Northam Best Bet - Race 6 No. 13 Memorable Miss
William Pike has six rides at Northam on Thursday, including three for leviathan owner Bob Peters and this filly does look easily the most talented of them, starting her career over what appears to be a suitable trip of 1300m.
By Showcasing and out of Misstrum, a dual Stakes winner at 1400m, Memorable Miss was first seen toying with a Listed placed stable mate in Reliable Star via a Belmont trial last autumn, taking out that heat on the line, but could've quite easily recorded a bigger margin.
Make]ing good ground under Pike in an April 21 trial before not being knocked about with an apprentice in the saddle on May 3, this filly finds an ordinary Maiden to kick off her career where 'The Wizard' has barrier one at his disposal.