Saturday, 14 October 2017

1.5 pts win LONDON PRIZE  25/1 ( at least a dozen firms)
1.5 pts win BYRONY FLYER 22/1 ( at least nine firms)

London Prize has had an excellent year, winning the Imperial Cup over hurdles and was in most progressive mode when last seen out, on the flat in July, winning the consolation Northumberland Plate, where he was following up a Goodwood success. He is only lightly raced in the sphere and could show the necessary improvement to overcome his hike in the ratings.

Byrony Flyer is also trained by Ian Williams, and likewise is a must for the shortlist. He is inclined to let others get the better of him when it comes to a battle, but is overall very consistent, does go and take his race when things fall right, and should give a fair account of himself today.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win SAM SPINNER 12/1 ( at least a dozen firms)
Silver Trophy Hurdle

This one catches the eye here.A bit of imagination is required, as in his four starts over hurdles he's comfortably disposed of inferior opponents on three occasions, and been beaten by the highly promising Mount Mews, with the rest of the field a mile behind. Mount Mews himself ended up finishing second in the two mile novice hurdle at the big Aintree meeting. The more you think highly of him, then the more you fancy Sam Spinner today, who looks a smart prospect in his own right.

Lost - 3 pts