Saturday, 28 April 2018

2 pts win ROCK THE CASBAH 12/1 ( at least five firms inc Ladbrokes and Victor)
1pt win BAND OF BLOOD 49/1 (Betfair Ex)
Bet 365 Gold Cup

Phillip Hobbs's horses have been running fairly well in the past few weeks after an overall quiet season and this one can get in the mix here. He finished a never nearer sixth in this race last year after not having the best journey through the race. He is effective ridden more prominently as when winning at Chepstow earlier this season. That victory means he races off a higher rating than last year but has plenty of miles left on the clock and should give an excellent account of himself.

Band Of Blood looked in terrific heart when winning at Exeter and Doncaster earlier this year after a very long lay off. he has disappointed in his two outings since but has had a Wind Op in the interim period and could be surprise material.

Lost - 3 pts