Thursday, 16 March 2017

3 pts win  MASTER BLUEYES 8/1 (Betfair Ex)
Triumph Hurdle

This one has plenty going for him here. He showed decent ground is ideal for him when putting up a fine performance to win the Adonis in the style of a potential winner of this event. The form of that event has received a boost at this meeting through Flying Tiger , and it's worth noting that in the Kempton raced he bossed the runner up Evening Hush with equal authority to what Defi De Seuil had done at Chepstow. From a yard that has won this race twice in the past dozen years, he looks certain to go very close.

Lost - 3 pts

2 pts win THE WORLDS END 11/1 (Betfair Ex)
1 pt win AMI DESBOIS  28/1 ( 3 firms inc Stan James and Victor)
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

The World's End is a genuine,progressive stayer who won't be stopping. He put himself in the picture for this when winning a Grade 2 race at Haydock last time. the two that followed him home that day at both previously ran well in graded races and the form is entitled to plenty of respect. This will be the fastest surface he's encountered which is a slight concern, but others here are also in the same boat in that respect.

Amir Desbois appeals as one who'll run a big race at nice odds. He stays all day, has a victory to his name on good ground, and also made Wholestone pull out all the stops here earlier in the season. Certainly not one to rule out lightly.

Lost - 3 pts

1.5 pts win COO STAR SIVOLA  16/1 ( 4 firms inc PPower and Stand James)
1.5 pts win THOMAS CAMPBELL 18/1 ( 3 firms inc PPower and Victor)
Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

Nick Williams has already taken the Fred Winter here and Coo Star Sivola is very much one for the shortlist here.Unlike plenty hailing from the yard, Coo Star Sivola  is not compromised by Spring conditions, as shown when he ran a cracker to be a close third in the Fred Winter last year.He arrives here in great heart and will not be far away.

Thomas Campbell has looked one to follow right from that Bumper victory at Kelso last May when Henderson went to saddle him instead of going to Chester to saddle up the horse that won the Chester Cup. He won his first two starts over timber this season, albeit without looking anything special, and was a little disappointing when beaten in the Kennel Gate. However, there should be more to come and he is interesting on his first venture in handicap company.

Lost - 3 pts