Tuesday, 27 December 2016

2 pts win CAROLE'S DESTRIER 8/1 ( at least 6 firms)
1 pt win BEG TO DIFFER 45/1 ( Betfair Ex)
Welsh National

The gap in odds between the Hennessy first and second does Carole's Destrier a disservice here. Even allowing for the fact that Native River was idling a little infront, only half a length separated them and while Native River fully sees out this sort of trip it may ideally suit the runner up better. There's no knowing who's come out the race better but the Mulholland horse appeals as the value call.

With the like of Firebird Flyer and Bishops's Road needing a mud bath to produce their optimum, lesser than the usual number make any appeal.However Beg to Differ remains an interesting sort. He was going OK when unseating his rider after clipping heals in the big 3m 1f handicap at the festival, a race he was quietly fancied for. He's not done anything in his two races this term and is weak on the exchanges at the moment but appeals to small stakes.

Lost - 3 pts