Saturday, 27 December 2014

3pts win VICTORS SERENADE 31/1 (Betfair) Coral Welsh Grand National

This one has plenty going for him at a decent price. He's a bit of a hit and miss performer but does know how to get his head in front when things fall right and has a fair strike rate for a performer in this sphere, He had three of today's rivals directly behind him when staying on strongly to win at this venue two outings ago and has a pedigree that suggests he'll be fine with this extreme test.

Lost  - 3pts

Friday, 26 December 2014

3pts win JOHN'S SPIRIT 35/1 (Betfair) William Hill King George V1 Chase

There is no single individual to fear here and cases can be made for plenty of these. John's Spirit is a much improved, likeable individual and appeals as one who'll go really well today. His progress over the past 18 months can be measured by his attempt to follow up in the Paddy Power; off a 17lb higher rating he narrowly failed to take the event again and there could still be further improvement left. Admittedly, he has become a Cheltenham specialist and his optimum performances have been at trips shorter than todays, but the ground will assist in stretching his stamina and the eye catching way he travels in his races will be a big plus around here.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 20 December 2014

3pts win PYROMANIAC 31/1 (Betfair) Ladbroke H'cap Hdle

The Tony Martin yard does not carry the aura it once but this gelding is worth a second look here, despite being easy to back this morning. He's only had four runs over timber - including when defeating a highly thought of animal at Killarney in August, and a highly respectable never nearer third in a Grade 2 event at Cheltenham last time. There's plenty we don't yet know about him regarding his ability in this sphere and with the ground not going to pose any problems he could surprise some better fancied rivals.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 6 December 2014

1.5pts win RENARD 33/1 (Betfair) Betfred Becher Chase
1,5 pts win BURTON PORT 35/1 (Betfair) Betfred Becher Chase

A case can be made for most of these and these two the eye at big prices.

Renard has jumped around here in a Topham and he arrives here in fine heart after a cracking run in a competitive Haydock race last time out. His yard continues to be in good form and a forward showing would not surprise.

Burton Port is not quite the force of old but still retains a good amount of ability as demonstrated when narrowly failing to land the old Whitbread in the spring. He'll strip fitter from his comeback run and is another who is well capable of going close here.

Lost - 3pts