Saturday, 28 January 2012

2pts win WAYWARD PRINCE 9/1 ( 3 firms including Hills) Skybet Chase
1pt win OSRIC 39/1 (Betfair) Skybet Chase

Going back 12 months Wayward Prince was developing into a live Sun Alliance hope and one would have predicted that he would be higher than a 146 horse come now. After running a respectable race at Cheltenham following by a slightly disappointing one at Aintree, he disappointed on his return in the Hennessey. Last time he performed OK'ish in ground perhaps too soft for him and he arrives here now without any excuses to offer for performing poorly.

Osric has not done much on his two runs this season and is clearly the stables second string. However, the fact the Henderson retains him in his yard indicates that there could be something to come from him this season and it would be no surprise if he returned to form and put in a prominent display here - though he would need to put in a lifetime best to win.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win TIME FOR RUPERT 4/1 (Generally available) Argento Chase

Captain Chris has staminia doubts over this trip around here while Diamond Harry seems in his pomp on flat tracks. With Tidal Bay likely to get too far behind during the race the more you look at this the more you keep coming back to Time For Rupert. He runs consistently well at this venue, jumps safely, has proven himself in good heart at present and will surely go very close.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 21 January 2012

2pts win A BRIDGE TOO FAR 11/2 (Betfair) Bet Victor Holloways Hdle
1pt win CICERON 6/1 (Betfair) Bet Victor Holloways Hdle

In an event not overly competitive for the prize money on offer, A Bridge Too Far looks sure to run his race again. Although the horse that beat him at Doncaster last time has been beaten since, the form has not properly been tested and off a 2 lb higher rating, he has strong claims to taking this.

Ciceron has been raised 7 lb for his Sandown victory but should be competitive off his new mark. He has followed up more than once in the past when striking winning form and does not necessarily dependable on the being as soft as ot was last time.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 14 January 2012

2pts win HEY BIG SPENDER 12.5/1 (Betfair) Betfred Classic Chase
1pt win FAASEL 8/1 (Generally available) Betfred Classic Chase

Hey Big Spender is a thoroughly likeable, quality staying chaser who posseses the ability to defy top weight here. This trip will be well within his compass on this sort of track and on this ground - though he has probably already proved his staminia when a staying on fourth to Galaxy Rock at Cheltenham in November. He won around here in his novice days and looks all set for a big run.

Former high class hurdler Faasel is proving adept in his new existence as a long distance chaser. Admittedly, he hasen't won a race for over three years but he runs off a similar mark as when runner up in two Kim Muirs, is effective when fresh and is sure to be in peak condition here after a long lay off.

Hey Big Spender won + 23pts

Saturday, 7 January 2012


Total Layout = 374.5pts
Total Return = 370.7pts
A loss of 3.8 pts