Saturday, 2 December 2017

3 pts win FLYING TIGER 16/1 ( at least 10 firms)
Fighting Fifth Hurdle

Buveur D'Air was the worthy winner of a substandard renewal of the Champion Hurdle and consolidated the form at Aintree. Although he won first time out last season he may just be vulnerable in what could be a messily run  event. Irving's won this twice but has not turned out the horse he promised to be as a novice. Flying Tiger would be two stone better in if this was a handicap - however , he'll be fine in the ground, is a potential big improver, and has a far bigger chance than the weights and measures suggest.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win AMERICAN 13/2 ( at least seven firms, 7's with two)
Ladbrokes Trophy Chase

One of the biggest buzz races in the calendar. If there is a future Gold Cup winner lurking somewhere in this field then it can only be American. In short, we just don't know what is ceiling will be as there is still so much to find out about him. He's won all three races over fences, looking a genuine top class prospect, and as he reportedly does not take a lot of racing, he will be absolutely spot on for this.

Lost - 3 pts