Saturday, 28 February 2015

3pts win STREAMS OF WHISKEY 8/1 (4 firms inc Hills and P Power) Betbright Grimthorpe

This gelding hasn't been seen since shaping well over hurdles three months ago. He has however gone well when fresh in the past and hails from a yard that is having a fruitful season and placing it's horses extremely well. Although Harding goes to Kelso to ride the promising Glingerburn, Streams of Whiskey has a serious chance off a 8lb higher rating than when winning a valuable Haydock event on similar ground to todays last spring and is worth taking aboard.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 21 February 2015

2pts win ALPHA VICTOR 9/1 (Generally available) Betfred Eider
1pt win SCOTSWELL 27/1 (Betfair) Betfred Eider

Despite being ten Alpha Victor still only has seven races over fences under his belt and his run in the Midlands Grand National last March when racing off a 2lb highr mark than todays indicated that he has a race of this sort in him. He returned to form at Wetherby recently and though his best form has generally been in more testing conditions than these he has winning form on good ground.

Scotswell catches the eye at the prices available. He stays forever,jumps well and lines up here in cracking form and could put in a bold show from the front.

Lost - 3pts

2pts win LA REVE 9/1 (Generally available)  Betbright Chase
1pt win RAJDHANI EXPRESS  22/1 (Betfair) Betbright Chase

La Reve looked in great heart when winning at Sandown recently and looks capable of defying a 7lb rise in the ratings. He has everything he needs to set him up for another good run, right handed track, 3 miles on soft ground, and still being only seven is open to further progression.

Rajdhani Express is tried in a hood for the first time and if things click together he would probably be good enough to give weight to these. Though it's over two years since he last ran at this venue he did leave an impression when tearing up his field in a novice handicap chase and he commands respect here.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 14 February 2015

3pts win LIE FORRIT 10/1 ( Generally available)  Betfred Grand National Trial

Lie Forrit has not reached the level over fences that was initially expected - his optimum being around a stone below his best over hurdles. However, he has aged very well and retains most of his ability and there is still plenty of mileage left in him. He arrives here in cracking form, will love the conditions and is very much one to have on your side today.

Won + 30 pts

Saturday, 7 February 2015

1.5pts win WICKLOW BRAVE 17.5/1 (Betfair)  Betfair Hurdle
1.5pts win FASCINO RUSTICO 18/1 (Betfair)  Betfair Hurdle

Wicklow Brave is a very big price if he returns to the sort of form that saw him finish sixth in the Supreme Novices last spring, where he looked likely to secure the runner up spot before tiring close. That race probably took alot out of him as he wasn't the same in his two races after. He returned in the Autumn to run two poor races and has not been seen since November. However there must be some sort of encouraging signs for him to line up here and despite his yard poor record in the UK this winter he has serious claims here.

Fascino Rustico appears to have improved from the move to his new yard. That though is not really measurable as he's just defeated inferior opponents in two novice hurdles - however he's been  impressive to the eye and if he has improved notably he could be well in here.

Lost - 3pts