Saturday, 24 February 2018

3 pts win BAYWING  10/1 ( at least eight firms)
Eider Chase

Has always shaped as though a true marathon distance would be his forte and now has his first opportunity to capture an event in the calendar that he looks readymade for. Admittedly, his jumping can often be a bit untidy but a little improvement in that quarter should see him play a big role in this off a fair handicap rating.

Won + 30 pts

Saturday, 17 February 2018

3 pts win FIX LE KAP 7/1 ( at least ten firms)
Ascot Spring Garden Show Hcap Hdle

This one's run when narrowly failing to give weight all round in last season's Imperial Cup puts him in with a cracking chance here off a 7 lb higher rating. He's had a couple of runs since, winning in France in May then beaten on his chasing debut in December when appearing to face an easy task. He's had a wind op in the meantime and if he's back to his best will take plenty of beating in conditions that are ideal for him.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 10 February 2018

2 pts win SILVER STREAK 18/1 ( at least 12 firms)
1 pt win CHARLIE PARCS 40/1 ( at least 4 firms including Hill, Coral, and Victor)
Betfair Hurdle

Silver Streak is up a further 3 lb in the ratings from his run at Ascot last time and an 11 lb higher rating than when winning impressively at Chepstow on his previous start. He looks a massively improved individual with plenty more to come and should play a big part in this.

Charlie Parcs looked a star in the making when winning a juvenile hurdle at Kempton fourteen months ago. His four runs since have dampened those hopes but you still get the impression that there is a valuable prize in him and he is worth small stakes at the prices available.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 3 February 2018

3 pts win GOLAN FORTUNE 11/1 ( at least ten firms)
Heroes H'cap Hurdle

Is up a stone in the ratings for completing a quick double during the Christmas period but the sequence may not be finished yet. The animal he beat at Kempton is a useful sort who is entered up in two of the big novice hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival, and the pair had the race between them from two out. Previously, Golan Fortune had previously shown a gritty side when fighting back after being headed at Ascot. The new trip should hold no worries and he makes plenty of appeal today

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win LOOKING WELL 12/1 ( at least nine firms)
Edinburgh National H'cap Chase

Not been seen since last June but he hails from a highly shrewd set up and on his reappearance last year ran an absolute cracker to finish runner-up to Ziga Boy in the old Great Yorkshire. Running off the same rating today, he must enter calculations The trip is unknown but I am prepared to trust the judgment of connections on that issue.

Lost - 3 pts