Saturday, 16 February 2019

3 pts win DIDTHEYLEAVEUOTTO  9/1 ( at least six firms)
Betfair Hurdle

Although competing in a red hot novice hurdle last time, the feeling is that this one ran a level below what he is capable of, despite the ratings telling us that it was as good as what he has achieved so far. He is worth supporting to show that he is one of the bright stars of of this year's novice hurdle crop in an event where horses of his ilk have an excellent recent record.

2 pts win ROBINSFIRTH 15/2 ( at least eight firms)
1 pt win RED INFANTRY 12/1 ( almost all firms)
William Hill Grand National Trial

Robinsfirth ran a cracker here last time after a long lay off and bar the customary concerns with bounce factors, there is every reason to believe he will relish today's trip and give an excellent account of himself.

Red Infantry faded in the closing stages, plodding on to finish not too far behind in the same event. He's won over today's trip here and the step back up will be to his benefit.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

3 pts win BALLYMOY 7/1 (at least five firms)
Sport Heroes H'cap Hdle

On first look this one has a stiff task giving weight all round in testing conditions but he is developing into a quality sort who will no doubt make a name for himself over fences in the future, and if anything should relish this step up in trip. The 5 lb hike in the ratings for his latest success is justified and he appeals as the likely winner of this.

Lost - 3 pts

1.5 pts win GIVE ME A COPPER 18/1 (Betfair Ex)
1.5 pts win KIMBERLITE CANDY 20/1 (Betfair Ex)
Sport Masters H'cap Chase

Give Me A Copper makes his belated reappearance and is worth chancing. Although by Presenting, he seems able to handle testing ground really well and there is still plenty to find put about about him.

Kimberlite Candy hails from a shrewd set up and t may be worth forgiving his latest unexpected below par performance as he had been developing a promising profile beforehand.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 26 January 2019

3 pts win THE KING'S WRIT 8/1 ( this price at least with six firms)
Spectra Cyber Solutions H'cap Chase

Apart from the niggly doubt over the fact that his recent run of form has come in more testing ground than todays's, there is nothing not to like about the chance of this one here. He is enjoying his racing at the moment and can defy another rise in the ratings.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win INDEFATiGABLE 13/2 ( at least 3 firms inc Coral and Victor)
OLGB Yorkshire Mares Hurdle

This mare finished runner up to the promising Posh Trosh in a Listed event at Taunton last time with a fair performer well beaten off in third. She should only get better and is the value call to turn over a couple of established performers.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 19 January 2019

3 pts win DIVINE SPEAR  16/1 ( at least five firms)
Bet 365 H'cap Chase

We are far from getting to the bottom of this one and it may be best to overlook the re-appearance run. That had been the first time he had been seen since last February. At the time he was shaping into a novice chaser with a promising future in handicaps and his eventual ceiling will surely be higher than the 139 he races off here.


3 pts win RED INFANTRY 6/1 (at least a dozen firms)
Peter Marsh H'cap Chase

Drops down in trip but it will still be a sufficient test of stamina to give him the platform to produce his optimum. He comes here on the back of two cracking runs, including a victory here in November. He races off his highest ever rating today but is on an upward curve, looking to have further to offer, and looks a a conceivable winner of this.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 12 January 2019

3 pts win DOUX PRETENDER  7/1 (with a dozen firms)
Lanzarote H'cap Hurdle

This one was not disgraced despite hanging and looking a bit quirky in a very strongly contested graded novice hurdle at Cheltenham last time. He had previously won a competitive novice hurdle at Ascot and overall retains the profile of a potentially smart gelding.

Lost - 3 pts

2 pts win DUEL AT DAWN  6/1 ( at least ten firms)
1 pt win SIZING CODELCO  29/1 (Betfair Ex)
McCoy Contractors Classic H'cap Chase

Duel At Dawn should strip fit after his comeback run and despite being a nine year old, is still unexposed over fences. His run on this day here last year in the novice chase when chasing home the very smart Ms Parfois is eye-catching and though he disappointed in the four miler at the festival, he appeals as marathon type.

Absent since last May, Sizing Codelco's fitness is taken on trust ( he's currently weak on the exchanges) but the yard continues to be in good heart and there are several pieces of form in the book that give this one a real chance.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 5 January 2019

3 pts win DARK EPISODE  13/2 ( with approx ten firms)
Lengthen The Odds With Victor H'cap Hdle

Beat two finishes at Leicester and is hard to weigh up but has any amount of improvement left in him and has the profile of one the yard do well with. Sure to progress through the season and will certainly end the term with a much higher than his current one of 119.

Lost - 3pts

3 pts win CULTRAM ABBEY  12/1 ( at least three firms inc Victor)
Unibet Veterans Chase

Despite being twelve, this one has not been over-raced down the years and has shown by his recent success that he retains his enthusiasm for the game. His yard has been in cracking form during the past month or so and despite him having no experience of this distinct chase course is worth a go at the odds available.

Lost - 3 pts

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

3 pts win GIVE ME A COPPER  8/1 (Ladbrokes and Coral)
Betbright App H'cap Chase

Clearly been difficult to train as he's now turned nine with just six outings and a pt to pt run under his belt. Nevertheless, his powerful, in form yard retain him and he has to be of considerable interest here despite being difficult to weigh up.