Saturday, 13 November 2010

3pts win SUNNYHILLBOY 13/1 (Exchanges) Paddy Power Gold Cup

From a yard who have a good record with their long term targeting of races, this race has clearly been the aim for this gelding since finishing runner up at the festival here in March. Similar comments apply to his conqueror that day, Great Endeavor, but with a small pull in the weights, and at over double the price, he is the value call here. He won a couple of valuable big field handicaps in his hurdling days and with further improvement remaining in this sphere, promises to be an even better chaser. He has a fine career strike rate and everything seems set for a massive run today.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 6 November 2010

3pts win SENATE 6/1 (Generally available) Totesport November H'cap

Senate has had a break since running disappointingly when brought out quickly at Newbury after his pleasing Doncaster success. Off a 6lb higher mark in the ratings than that win you would have to be confident that he remains on a winnable mark and he is just the type that Gosden excels with and should have his better days ahead of him provided the Dubai festival does not send him the wrong way. The yard's runners remain in reasonable form for this late stage in the season and in a race where it is hard to must much enthusiasm from the longer priced runners who are mainly going nowhere he jumps off the page at you and is fairishly priced.

Lost - 3pts