Saturday, 28 November 2015

3pts win MILBOROUGH  33/1 (Generally available) At The Races Rehearsal Chase

Three of this gelding's four wins have come in soft or heavy ground - the other on ground on the soft side over 4 mile at this venue in last season's Eider. He's on a 9 lb higher mark today and would ideally want a bit further but the testing ground should help bring him into play . He shaped OK on his seasonal reappearance over hurdles and is worth speculative support at the odds available.

Lost - 3pts


3pts win NED STARK 11/1 (Generally available) Hennessy Gold Cup

Both the Alan King runners are worth a second look here and there is certainly a lot to like about Ned Stark who progressed nicely throughout last Winter,winning three events on genuinely soft ground, the high point coming when winning a valuable G2 event at Wetherby. He was then unable to land a blow in the valuable 3m 1f handicap at the festival when the drying ground would not have been ideal. He shaped as though he needed the race on his comeback four weeks back and with conditions in his favour has a real chance today.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 21 November 2015

3pts win ONE FOR HARRY 31/1 (Betfair) Betfair Fixed Brush Handicap Hdle

Arrives here having won the same Carlisle race for the second year running. Was close to the pace when falling four out in this last year though admittedly he did not give the impression he was travelling like a winner at the time.However, he's from a yard that does not generally over face it's runners and one in good form at the moment. Despite being weakish on  the exchanges at the moment he is very tempting at big odds and is worth chancing.

Lost - 3pts

Sunday, 15 November 2015

3pts win MAD JACK MYTTON  16/1 (Generally available) Stan James Greatwood Hdle

The runners from Jackdaws have been running really well at this meeting( a winner and four seconds from seven runners) and this one is worth a second look. Steadily improving with plenty more progression left in him, he can turn the Wetherby form around with Superb Story who appeals as the sort who needs a flat,sharp track to produce his optimum. Although the winner won that event conclusively Mad Jack Mytton visually ran like a horse who needed the outing more . Richard Johnson has an excellent long established record when teaming up with runners from this yard retains the partnership having teamed up with him for the first time that day

Lost -3pts

Friday, 13 November 2015

3pts win KING'S PALACE 7/1 (Generally available) Paddy Gold Cup Chase

Has looked a real prospect pre- Cheltenham festival in both his novice hurdle and novice chase years, only to disappoint on the big occasion each time. However, his overall profile is still one of a highly promising animal who could still turn out to be right out of the top drawer. As for tomorrow, he certainly goes well fresh having won first time out in all his three seasons of racing, he's 2 from 3 at this venue over fences, and he should give an excellent account of himself racing near the pace.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 7 November 2015

3pts win ZAND 16/1 (Betfair) Betfred November Handicap

Mighty interesting runner though ideally a higher draw would have been preferable.  Started his career off as a promising juvenile with John Oxx, was then trained in Germany for a year before coming over to Mark Johnston, with whom this will be his sixth run. He's shown enough to make himself interesting here, goes on the soft and could well give his owner compensation for Oriental Fox's narrow defeat in the Cesarewitch a couple of weeks back.

Lost - 3pts