Saturday, 24 November 2018

3 pts GOLD PRESENT  10/1 ( at least three firms inc PPower, - 11/1 with Unibet)
Christy 1965 Chase

In his element from when fresh, this is one who you feel they've still not got to the bottom of and has more to come. There will, of course, have to be as he meets four of these on worse terms than he would in a handicap. He also ended last season disappointingly. However, in hope that the wind op has worked, he is taken to come out best here at a venue where he put up his best performance so far in winning the Silver Cup last December.

Lost - 3pts

Sunday, 18 November 2018

1.5 pts win VADO FORTE 28/1 ( at least four firms inc Coral and Victor)
1.5 pts win CAIUS MARCIUS 50/1 (at least nine firms)
Greatwood Hurdle

Vado Forte progressed markedly in the spring,ending the season when taking a valuable Plumpton handicap. He will have come on for his seasonal debut, is off only a three pound higher rating than Plumpton, hails from an up and coming yard, and is worth a second look here.

On the face of it Caius Marcius looks in the grip of the handicapper on the weights and measures form of his respectable Ascot run. That may be the case but he was not given the best of rides and is too big to ignore here to small stakes.

Lost - 3pts

3 pts win RIBBLE VALLEY 5/1 (almost all firms)
High Sheriff of Gloucestershire and Racing Remembers Bumper

This one created a big impression when winning at Ayr two weekends back, is very useful at the least and possibly could be something a little special. Hard to resist at the price.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 17 November 2018

3 pts win LOOKING WELL  14/1 (almost all firms)
Betvictor Handicap Chase

Losing concentration and running out at the last when looking to have last season's Edinburgh National at his mercy, this gelding can finally bag one of these valuable events. He runs well fresh and will be turned out in peak condition for this. He's versatile to ground conditions and there is plenty to like about his chance today.

Lost - 3pts

3 pts win RATHER BE  5/1 ( at least eighteen firms)
Betvictor Gold Cup

This has the feel of a marginally substandard renewal of this event and all things considered, it is impossible not to logically have this one in the portfolio. With only four races under his belt over fences, he is some way off his ceiling and his confidently expected to reverse the Festival form with Mister Whitaker.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 10 November 2018

3 pts win SOME INVITATION 11/1 ( at least nine firms)
Rewards For Racing Handicap Chase

Lightly raced with just four runs over fences, the last coming in May, the fact that this one remains in the Skelton yard gives encouragement that there is more to come. Though overall disappointing up to now, his run at Cheltenham in April makes him one to consider here and there is plenty to find out about him.

Lost - 3 pts

2 pts win RESHOUN 10/1 ( at least seven firms)
1 pt win NOW CHILDREN 11/1 (almost all firms)
November Handicap

Reshoun headed the ante-post market at one stage for this race last year but never made the line up in a race won by his connections. He has been disappointing this season until returning to form with a convincing success at Haydock in easy ground which he clearly needs to produce his optimum. Reverting back in trip won't be an issue and he looks capable of defying the 4 lb rise in the ratings.

Now Children is lightly raced with an overall progressive profile and is in good hands. His victory last time in a fairly competitive Goodwood handicap showed him ideally suited by soft ground and as he does things gradually and gallops on dourly he seems ideal for this track.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 3 November 2018

3 pts win  CAIUS MARCIUS 9/1 ( at least four firms inc PPower and Victor)
Bet With Ascot Handicap Hurdle

The Nicky Richards horses are in good fettle at the moment. It is a yard that does not overface it's runners so it is quite significant that this one makes the journey down south today. He's up almost a stone in the ratings for his Market Rasen success but the hike is justified, as it was a lifetime best from one that's been transformed by the cheekpieces and he merits serious consideration today.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win GUSTAV KLIMT 7/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral, Boylesports)
Breeders Cup Mile

This one's day may have come at last. He's a frustrating sort who has run some crackers in the top company and steps back up in trip here after two excellent runs in the Haydock Sprint Cup and Prix de la Foret. He's versatile regarding the ground and given the race pans out without compromising his chance, he should give an excellent account of himself.

Lost - 3 pts