Saturday, 26 May 2012

2pts win GABRIEL 4/1 (Generally available) Betfred Silver Bowl H'cap
1pt win SWITZERLAND 16/1 ( 4 firms and exchanges) Betfred Silver Bowl H'cap

Prices have been clipped due to a few notable absentees but this long standing event remains as fascinating as always and the Boodle Diamond H'cap at the Chester May meeting looks significant with regards to this race.

Mick Channons Arnold Lane narrowly beat Gabriel and Switzerland in that event. It could be a hint that though the winner was originally entered in this Channon is represented by Tidentime. However, it is hard to ignore the claims of Gabriel who looked the best long term prospect from the Chester race. He is drawn near the inside rail and given that the gaps appear for him, he is the one to beat.

Switzerland was a close up third in that event and on todays ground should be able to run to his optimum at this trip. He too gives the impression that there is more to come and is worth moderate support at the odds currently available.

Gabriel won + 7pts