Saturday, 13 January 2018

2 pts win INDIAN CASTLE 8/1 ( at least eight firms)
1 pt win ON THE ROAD 14/1 ( at least ten firms)
Classic H'cap Chase

Indian Castle has not developed into as good an animal as he promised to do when on that progressive streak when in the McCain yard four years go. He does however retain plenty of ability and has run two good races, both at Cheltenham , this season. He is clearly capable of winning off the sort of rating he races off, is in shrewd hands, and will not mind the testing ground.

Anyone fancying On The Road for the Welsh National must consider him here. He UR'd at the fourth that day, the first time he's ever parted with his rider. He has an overall profile of a promising staying handicap chaser with more improvement to come, and looks the right sort of type for this event.

Lost - 3 pts