Friday, 5 April 2013

3pts win EDUARD  5.8/1 (Betfair) John Smith's Mersey Novices Hdle

Nicky Richards yard is thin on the ground  for quality horses at the moment but when he does have one under his guidance this meeting is always the main target; not Cheltenham. Eduard is a quality animal who travels particularly well in his races and this track looks absolutely ideal for him. He was turned over at Kelso after looking to have the race sewn up but this event, though much harder to win on paper, should suit him better tactically and he is certain to give a very good account of himself.

Lost - 3pts

1.5pts win SMAD PLACE 6.2/1 (Betfair and Betdaq) John Smith's Liverpool Hdle
1.5pts win AFRICAN GOLD 10/1 ( Hills and Betfair) John Smith's Liverpool Hdle

With the Alan King horses  running really well it would be no surprise if Smad Place reversed the form of the World Hurdle with the first and second. He hasn't much ground to make up and was travelling really well when unseating in this last year.

At Fishers Cross performance today highlighted the task African Gold was faced with at Cheltenham, where he acquitted himself really well after travelling as good as anything at one stage. Twiston-Davies has some smart novice hurdlers under his care at the moment and African Gold could be good enough to make an impact here.

Lost - 3pts

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