May 22 Racing Tips: Postileo to deliver victory at Haydock?

Planet Sport tipster Ross Brierley is back to keep you on track ahead of the meetings at Haydock and Newmarket on Saturday May 21.

Put the beer away, and the champagne on ice, maybe Ross' hot selections below can help you find a few winners.

2.25 Haydock - Postileo

Brierley says: "Very soft ground likely for the majority of the meetings then, due to the terrible weather this week, and we could see quite a few horses either not handle conditions or not turn up at all.

"But, one who should do hopefully the opposite of both is Postileo here for this two mile handicap.

"He was a winner in good-to-soft ground last season over 1m 6f, and he's run two absolute blinding races since then, by being beaten bang on the line by Sleeping Lion at Kempton in a very good class two handicap, and then last time out, doing quite the opposite in fact; instead of hitting the front too soon, he got going too late, and he ran on to finish second behind Green Book, who reopposes here today.

"But, of course Chester is a front runners track - Haydock not necessarily.

"So, Postileo could well turn the form around with Green Book and progress into quite a nice staying handicapper here for Roger Varian and the in-form David Egan."

3.35 Haydock - Saint Lawrence

Brierley says: "This six furlong group sprint looks an absolute cracker of a renewal, with the very impressive and progressive Dragon Symbol likely to take some beating, if he turns up on the ground - of course, he's yet to be tested under these conditions.

"And, the likes of Isabella Giles also having a little bit of a squeak as well, but I've been wanting to back Saint Lawrence in a race like this for quite a while, and he turns up here again for the Varian and Egan partnership - hopefully they will have a good afternoon at Haydock.

"This horse ran plenty of times last year, and you could rate pretty much all of the best two-year-old form around him; he wasn't too far behind Chindit at Ascot and Doncaster, and he ran an absolute cracker on his final start in heavy ground over at Newbury behind Mujbar.

"But, I think the drop to sprinting here is going to be the key.

"He dropped to six [furlongs] last time out, and looked the most likely winner at Ascot, despite hitting the front a long way from home. He was picked off by Rohaan, who reopposes here today, but that track suits his style down to the ground.

"Saint Lawrence, however, could get loose here on soft ground over six, and by the time Rohaan gets going, hopefully Saint Lawrence will have won the race already."

3.40 Newmarket - Lostwithiel

Brierley says: "An ultra-competitive staying handicap here, but with the dead eight runners, it looks like it might be a nice little betting heat.

"And, we'll chance Lostwithiel - the George Boughey trained, unexposed four-year-old son of Camelot - to get back to winning ways after a decent defeat last time out to be fair to him.

"It was his handicap debut, he went to Nottingham over 1m 6f on fast ground, and he travelled all over the winner Hochfeld, and he went down fighting in second place. But, the winner had much more experience, got a lovely ride from the front at a track that suits pace tactics, and Lostwithiel could be a lot better on this soft ground.

"He's got soft ground pedigree form from his dam's side, and his sire Camelot also brings soft ground influences as well.

"The races that he won at Bath and Wolverhampton have worked out well, and the speed figures were very strong indeed.

"He could progress into a listed class performer by the end of the season, and he will have to be at his very best to win this with the likes of Almighwar and Zeeband - big rivals on the day.

"But, we'll chance Lostwithiel, [who] could hopefully be an each way price as well."