Monday, 12 March 2012

1.5pts win GALILEO'S CHOICE 8/1( 3 firms and exchanges) William Hill Supreme Novices´ Hurdle
1.5pts win MONTBLAZON 8/1( Betfair and Betdaq) William Hill Supreme Novices´ Hurdle

With the class to win a 10f G3 at Leopardswown in September, Galileo's Choice has carried his ability through to hurdling already showing a level of form to make him a major player in this and with the drying ground likely to bring around further improvement, he looks assured of a high position in this.

Montblazon has really come to himself since the Alan King yard hit form and looks as though he will continue to progress and is the prefered option of those that ran in last season's big Aintree bumper.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win AL FEROF 3.4/1 (Betfair and Betdaq) Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase

Sprinter Sacre ia almost certainly not as invincible as the visual impressions he's given around flat tracks, and though having very strong claims, Al Ferof is much prefered at the odds available. Ahead of the Henderson horse when taking last years Supreme Novices, he's adapted well to fences and ran a blinder against seasoned high class animals in the Victor Chandler last time.

Lost - 3pts

2pts win QUANTITATIVEASING 13/2 ( 2 firms and exchanges) JLT Specialty Handicap Chase
1pt win OUR MICK JLT 10/1(Generally available) Specialty Handicap Chase

Quantitativeasing can prove a real trendsbuster here as no horse as won this with as high a rating as his for three decades. However, in a far from vintage looking renewal of this he has bags of quality, runs well around here, and should be able to produce his optimum over this longer trip. He clearly has the feel of one who has been put away for this.

Our Mick is another stepping up in trip and should get home OK on this better ground. He acquitted himself well against some classy novices last time and is hard to keep off the short list.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win SCOTSIRISH 7/2( 4 firms and exchanges) Glenfarclas Handicap Chase

A standing dish at the festivals down the years, Scotsirish looks to have found a niche in the Cross Country events in the twlight of his career.Looking sure to play a big role when carried out here in December, he wasen't beaten that far behing Big Zeb in a regular G1 before winning his second CC race at Punchestown last month. He will take all the beating here.

Lost - 3pts