Saturday, 3 November 2012

 2pts win CAPE EXPRESS 15/2 ( 2 firms and Betfair) William Hill Hdle
1pt win PAINTBALL 41/1 (Betfair) William Hill Hdle

If Ile De Re carries over the level of his improved flat form to timber then he is absolutely thrown in off a mark of 123. However, he was disappointing when faced with a similar tack in the Imperial Cup and is priced up short enough.

The handicapper has taken no chances with Cape Express after last weeks visually impressive victory but he looked an animal rising sharply through the handicapping ranks and the rise in the ratings may not be enough to stop him.

Imperial Cup winner Paintball definitely has another one or two valuable handicaps in him. He was beaten out of sight on his reappearance and may still need the run here - however at the odds available he is worth a speculative point, though confidence would be increase if he shortened a bit during the next few hours.

Lost - 3pts

2pts win ROBERTO GOLDBACK 9/1 (Generally available) United House Gold Cup Chase
1pt win MATUHI 31/1 (Betfair and Betdaq) United House Gold Cup Chase

If a move to the Henderson yard has put a spark into him then Roberto Goldback will be the one to beat here. He finished off last season with three below par runs but the fact is he ran to his very best as recently as last February when chasing home Quel Esprit at Leopardstown, which indicates it's very likely that all the ability is still there.

The Pipe's have a good record in this event and Matuhi catches the eye at big odds.Admittedly, there are some doubts about whether a trip this far will be ideal but on his best form he has a realistic chance and is worth chancing with small stakes.

Roberto Goldback Won  + 17pts