Wednesday, 3 April 2013

3pts win ZARKANDER 5.8/1 (Betfair) Aintree Hurdle

Zarkander tries this trip for the first time since falling in this last year. He has long given the impression that this sort of trip will be his optimum , and likewise has given the impression that the application of blinkers will help as he sometimes hits a flat spot at crucial stages in races. He is the most appealing bet at the odds available.

Won + 16.5pts

3pts win CLOUDY LANE 14/1(Betfair) John Smith's Foxhunters Chase

Last year's winner has clearly been prepared for this event all season and is sure to be a much different proposition than when finishing down the field behind Cottage Oak at Haydock last time.He 's 13 years old now but there is every hope that he can return to the same level of form as last year and if that is the case then he'll go very close at double figure odds.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win SILVER ROQUE 12/1 (Generally available) Matalan Red Rum H'cap Chase

This former Henrietta Knight trained gelding has improved over a stone since moving to his new yard at the start of the winter. He's 6lb higher in the ratings for his win last time but looks on a steady upward curve, has Timmy Murphy aboard for the first time, and  looks sure to give a very good account of himself.

Lost -3pts