Saturday, 28 March 2015

1.5pts win  MONDIALISTE 21/1 (Betfair) Betway Lincoln
1.5pts win BARAWEEZ 23/1 (Betfair) Betway Lincoln

David O'Meara conjures up all sorts from acquisitions from other yards and Mondaliste, who hasn't been seen since winning a Saint-Cloud conditions race last May when with Freddy Head, is mighty interesting on his first run for the Nawton yard. Placed third in the G1 Prix Jean Prat as a three year old, he remains lightly raced and must enter calculations today.

Baraweez is another ex- Freddy Head inmate but has had nine runs for the Ellison yard and has already established himself as a smart handicapper, winning five times for his new yard including two very valuable handicaps in Ireland. There could be further improvement left and he is definitely one for the short list.

Lost -3pts

Saturday, 21 March 2015

3pts win CULTRAM ABBEY 8/1 ( at least 7 firms) Thakeham H'cap Hdle

Odd but interesting events these and Nicky Richards has decided to step up Cultram Abbey significantly in distance and he is worth siding with. In addition to the unknown factor regarding the trip there is also the drying ground that he's not been tested on -however these factors are balanced out by his overall profile, lightly raced despite being an eight year old and open to notable improvement and in a yard that patiently places the horses extremely well.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 14 March 2015

1.5pts win  FOXBRIDGE 16/1 ( at least 7 firms)  Betfred Midlands Grand National
1.5pts win GLOBAL POWER 23/1 (Betfair) Betfred Midlands Grand National

The Twiston-Davies yard is not in the best of form at the moment but Foxbridge has very much the profile of the type of horse he has excelled with for many years - a progressive novice chaser in a valuable staying open handicap. He's won three off the bounce in testing conditions and if retaining his well being today must enter the picture.

Considering the level of form shown as a hurdler, Global Power has probably under achieved a little as a chaser. He ran in this off an 11 lb lower rating two years ago,finishing fourth. However, the fortunes of the year have taken an upturn since and Global Powers arrives here in good heart and the conditions will not compromise his chance,

Lost - 3pts

Friday, 13 March 2015

2pts win HARGAM JCB 7.2/1 (Both exchanges) Triumph Hdle
1pt win STARS OVER THE SEA  50/1 (Generally available) JCB Triumph Hdl

All Peace and Co's form has been in genuinely soft ground and if the rain does not come in buckets there will be a question mark over him making his stable companion , who has a similar level of form,  the preferred option. Hargam looks a very smart individual, his win at Musselburgh last time was pleasing to the eye, and he appeals as one who will continue to get better.

Stars Over The Sea looked like developing into a contender for this until beaten a long way behind Hargam here in December. That was too bad to be true, he's not been seen since, he is worth another chance and could surprise some better fancied rivals today.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win BLAKION  14/1 ( 5 firms and both exchanges)Albert Bartlest Novices Hdle

This in one who is going to run a cracking race at double fig odds. His form around this venue makes him more preferable than his narrow Doncaster conqueror Caraccio Apache, and the fantastic run of Parlour Games here on Tuesday has given a couple of pieces of his form a big boost. He stays all day and won't be stopping.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win HOLYWELL 12.5/1 (Betfair) Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup

A proper spring horse whose wins at the last two festivals have been on good to soft ground, and it's worth taking a chance and snapping up odds now as the forecast rain, if it arrives, will have to turn it into genuinely soft to hinder his chance. This years renewal has a strange shape to it with the hyped up Djakadam far too short, and two Galway Plate winners prominent in the betting along with a novice who would not have been certain to win the RSA.

Lost - 3pts

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

3pts win CALL THE COPS  11.5/1 (Betfair) Pertemps Network Final

Nicky Henderson has a very poor record in this event but fields a couple with serious chances here and Call The Cops, who goes well for Andrew Tinkler, is hard to put a line through here. Stepped up to this trip for the first time on his last outing he won with the minimum of fuss, showing that he needs decent ground to produce his optimum. He has the potential to develop into a smart individual and though this is a much stiffer task than last time he has ery chance of defying his penalty.

Won + 33pts

3pts win MA FILLEULE 5.8/1 (Betfair)  Ryanair Chase

This mare ran a cracker at this meeting last year chasing home Hollywell in the 3m chase.This sort of trip is probably her optimum though, and she shaped tremendously well last time at Ascot, running as though she may have just needed the run and can turn the tables on Balder Success. Certain to give a excellent account of herself.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win UN TEMPS POUR TOUT 11/1 + ( at least 7 firms)Ladbrokes World Hurdle

Cost a fortune when purchased from France and though he has shown very smart form in his four outings in this country it's unlikely we've seen the best of him and he appeals as one who will step up and go close to taking this tomorrow. He shaped promisingly on his only run this season in the Cleeve, and does not have much to make up on the two ahead of him. Though most of his racing has been in the soft he ran a cracker on better ground at Punchestown last spring and is one to have on your side here.

Lost - 3pts

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

1.5pts win DELL ARCA ( 25/1+ at least five firms) Coral Cup
1.5pts win BARADARI 16/1 (Generally available) Coral Cup

Dell Arca's try at chasing was postponed after a couple of attempts and his overall profile is not as appealing as it was when he ran in this 12 months ago, finished a close up fifth off a 3lb lower rating than todays. He then followed up with another cracking run at Aintree. He has shown this term that the ability is all there but has been a little in and out and the blinds may just be the key to him - if so his price is much too big.

Baradari ran a big race in the Fred Winter here last year after off a 7lb lower rating than he has here. He put up a good performance to win at Ascot last time in soft ground but will not mind the better ground here, in fact it'll probably suit better and the yard has been in fair enough form in the past few days to give encouragement that a good run is on the cards.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win STARCHITECT 20/1 + (5 firms and both exchanges)  Fred Winter

The yard has been in iffy form but his one is worth chancing at big odds. After winning his first two starts over hurdles, including when beating a rival in this Unanimite, He has come up against two very smart Henderson horses since, chasing them home each time. As the winners won with a bit in hand, it is hard to get a accurate guage on the form but there is just that possibility that he could be nicely in here.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win MOON RACER 8/1 ( at least six firms) Weatherby's Champion Bumper

Instead of trying to work out which will be the best of the seven Mullins runners it may pay to side with this fellow who stamped himself as a feasible winner of this event when winning in visibly pleasing style here in October. He was put away for this after that and nothing has occurred since that indicates he won't play a big part in this.

Won  + 24pts

Monday, 9 March 2015

3pts win SHANESHILL  12/1 ( 6 firms and both exchanges) Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hdle

The drying ground has come in this fellow's favour, the drop back to the minimum will be ideal and he has a serious chance in this despite Walsh picking the Mrs Ricci horse. Both the first two in the market are proven in genuine soft ground only and it could pay to try a hand elsewhere.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win NED STARK 9/1 ( 4 firms and both exchanges) Ultima Solutions H'cap Chase

A progressive novice who is a safe conveyance, Ned Stark looks a very likely type for this. Dennis O'Regan is two from three on him and while the ground would not want to dry too much this sort of trip is at the moment what he needs to produce his optimum. The yard is in decentish form too, and has a decent record in this event. All in all, a must for any short list here.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win SEGO SUCCESS 5/1 (generally available) Toby Balding National Hunt Chase

Another Alan King runner who is hard to get away from. On a hatrick here, he beat a back to form decent type at Warwick last time, and the runners up in his previous victory has gone on and won his two races since and is due to line up in the RSA. Sego Success has very chance of making a name for himself at marathon trips - his trainer has had plenty enough  performers in this sphere in the past and he appeals as a very likely winner of this.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 7 March 2015

2pts win GREAT TRY 13/2 ( at least 6 firms)  EBF William Hill Novices H'cap Hdle Final
1pt win HELLO GEORGE 10/1 (Generally available) EBF William Hill Novices H'cap Hdle Final

Always an interesting race and one to look at when compiling a list of novice chasers to follow for the following season.

 Great Try ran OK in two decentish races before winning comfortable at Bangor last time. He travels well in his races, will appreciate the step up in trip, and makes more appeal than his stable companion even with Twiston-Davies aboard the other.

Hello George has been highly tried in his last two races in open age handicap company and without disgracing himself. The yard had a winner with it's only runner yesterday and Hello George  appeals as one who'll get involved here.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win ARZAL 12/1 (Generally available) William Hill Imperial Cup

Arzal looks a very plausible winner of this. After easily beating today's rival West Wizard at Kempton, he returned to the same venue to run a cracker behind Supreme Novices hope Jollyallan, he was pitted into the Betfair Hurdle off the same mark as today where he ran a cracker to finish a staying on sixth after being badly hampered before halfway. Definitely worth taking on board.

Lost - 3pts