Thursday, 12 April 2018

3 pts win RENE'S GIRL 6/1 ( at least four firms inc PPower and Victor)
Big Buck's Celebration Manifesto Novices Chase

Niggly doubts exist over a few of these and in receipt of the sex allowance, Rene's Girl could take some passing. She is in great heart at the moment, has a terrific attitude to the job, and the level of the form displayed at Huntingdon last time is better than it looks at first instance - the runner up being a very useful mare in her own right.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win DEFINITLY RED  9/1 (Betfair Ex)
Bowl Chase

Clearly did not show his true form at Cheltenham and was never going particularly well from a very early stage. It's a guessing game whether he'll be back on song here but it's more likely than not he will, and there is no knowing if the Cheltenham race has taken the edge off Might Bite. Makes plenty of overall appeal here.

Lost - 3pts

3 pts win BALNASLOW  5/1 ( almost all firms)
Randox Health Foxhunters

Most of this one's notable runs have been on Spring ground but his run in the Thystes a few seasons back is on weights and measures arguably his best piece of form and was in soft ground. He ran a cracker to finish runner up in this last year and followed up by winning at Punchestown over a longer trip. Like last season he arrives on the back of a fairish run in the Cheltenham Foxhunters, has an experienced and highly competent rider aboard, and must surely go close today with the ground bringing his stamina into play

Won + 15 pts

1.5 pts win TOMMY SILVER 9/1 ( at least a dozen firms)
1.5 pts win GINO TRAIL 14/1  (Betfair Ex)
Red Rum H'cap Chase

Tommy Silver looks to have been laid out for this.With only four runs over fences he is hard to weight up but his form in the Wayward Lad was decent despite finishing last of the three finishers. Needless to say there is a hell of a lot more to come from him and novices have an excellent record in this.

Gino Trail has the opposite profile but is better than ever despite in the veteran stages of his career and has relatively few miles on the clock, his career being interrupted by several long spells on the sidelines. Would not want the ground to dry out any further but it'll be easier underfoot than last year when he finished sixth and a bold showing is expected.

Lost - 3 pts