Friday, 20 November 2009

3 pts win MADISON DU BERLAIS 8.8/1 (Betfair) Betfair Chase

Kauto Star was making a meal of it when parting with his rider at the last in this last year, and was all out to take the event two years ago. He must be worth taking on at his odds. His market rival Notre Pere comes here on the back of a heavy fall at Down Royal and you'd fancy him more at somewhere like Newbury than this new sharper chase track here.There are only three other possibles; Imperial Commander has genuine stamina concerns while Halcon Genelardais will surely find at least one of these too good. This leaves Madison Du Berlais who improved out of all recognition last year. He is sure to be spot on, will be suited by the track, will go in the ground, and all in all is standout value at his present odds.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win KAYF ARAMIS 7.6/1(Betfair) Timeform Betfair Fixed Brush H'cap Hdle

Diamond Harry was far from impressive in his Cheltenham prep race and though he ended up running a fine race in the Ballymore itself; that race is perhaps not the vintage renewal that it looked to be at the time. There is still a buzz surrounding him but he is definitely worth opposing off top weight here and the extremely likeable Kayf Aramis is a fascinating contender over these fixed brush obstacles. Admittedly, he lines up off a lifetime high of 142, but you get the feeling that he has not yet reached his ceiling and on ground that will be ideal, and on the back of a good first run for his third different trainer in a relatively short time span,he is worth getting stuck into at fairish odds.

Lost - 3 pts

1.5 pts win MALKO DE BEAUMONT 14/1 ( at least 2 firms) Betfair Racing Multiples H'cap Chase
1.5pt win TURPIN GREEN (Betfair SP) Betfair Racing Multiples H'cap Chase

Malko De Beamont is in his element in these conditions and has won twice at this venue. He hasen't shown an awful lot since winning here last December but you are half there if you act in these sort of conditions and with his recent form more than reflected in his odds and he makes plenty of appeal.

Turpin Green is the type that Sue and Harvey Smith may just be able to get something out of. They rekindled another Hemmings owned horse in Artic Jack and though Turpin Green looks a half hopeless case, he is absolutely thrown in on his best form, goes in the ground, and is capable of surprising.With him looking well and truly gone he's not likely to be nibbled at much and taking the Betfair SP is perhaps the best option.

Lost - 3 pts