Friday, 7 April 2017

3 pts win THOMAS CAMPBELL 9/1 ( al least 7 firms)
Alder Hey Charity H'cap Hdle

Ran a cracker when fifth over this trip at the Cheltenham festival and off a slightly higher rating and with the yard remaining in healthy form there is no reason why she should not be far away today. Admittedly, he does tend to hit a flat spot in his races and this flat quickish circuit may not be ideal for getting to the leaders in such a scenario but today's rider had him tracking the leaders when he last rode him and it would be wasteful to be put off his chance by anticipating something that may not unfold.

Lost - 3 pts

2 pts win GOLD PRESENT 11/1 (at least 6 firms)
1 pt win KATACHENKO 28/1( at least 5 firms inc Hills and Bet 365)

Gold Present found only one to good for him at Cheltenham after travelling like the likely winner as the race progressed. He proved that he thrives in the big field scenario and appeals very much as one who will be cruising along here. If he takes to the fences then he is the most likely winner.

Katachenko missed the race he won on the Thursday last year to run in this and he is not without a chance. The yard had him spot on at the meeting last year and expect him to be ready to run to his optimum.

Lost - 3 pts