Saturday, 3 March 2012

2pts win MAD MAX 8/1 (Generally available) Barbury International Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup
1pt win RILEYEV 19/1 (Betfair) Barbury International Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup

Mad Max shaped really OK'ish on unsuitable ground on his first appearance for the Mulholland yard. Like the others in this line up there are niggly doubts as to whether he will produce something near his best but with conditions in his favour on a track that suits, he is hard to resist at tempting odds.

Rileyev's form has been almost all over trips around two mile. Thus there is a solid doubt as to whether he can be fully effective at todays trip but the fact is that if he can reproduce the level of form showed in three consecutive runs in November and December, then that would be good ennough to make him a big factor here granted he stays.

Mad Max NR, Rileyev Lost - 1pt

3pts win BENNY BE GOOD 6/1 (Betfair) (Generally available) Download William Hill From The App-Store Grimthorpe Chase

This likeable,reliable stayer was put up 7lb in the ratings after narrowly failing to give weight away here in December. He's had a couple of hurdle runs since and it will be very surprising if he does not run to his optimum today - he might not have too much in hand of the handicapper but, the Jefferson horse apart, he is the most likely to run his race and is fairishly priced up.

Lost - 3pts