Saturday, 30 March 2019

3 pts win BERINGER 8/1 ( at least three quarters of all firms)
Unibet Lincoln Handicap

Has some eye-catching midsummer on offer from last season and looks an interesting proposition for a true run race at this distance. The stable's runners are performing well at the moment and Beringer should not be found wanting condition wise.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 23 March 2019

3 pts win SOME CHAOS 9/2 ( at least this with almost all firms)
Liz Adam Memorial H'cap Chase

Likeable, highly progressive young chaser who had an excuse for his reasonable if below par Cheltenham run prior to returning to winning form last time, looking in tremendous heart. Plenty more to come from him and should take plenty of beating here.

Won + 13.5 pts


3 pts win AYE RIGHT 8.5/1 ( at least this available in the Exchanges)
Paxtons H'cap Hurdle

A game front runner who is a standing dish around here. May look at first instance to be vulnerable to better handicapped rivals but he continues in fine fettle, and further improvement may be forthcoming over this longer trip.

Lost - 3 pts


Saturday, 16 March 2019

3 pts win SHANNON BRIDGE  20/1 ( at least six firms - bigger on exchanges)
Marston's Pedigree Handicap Hurdle

Been below par for a while now including when switched to fences, but it's interesting that his powerful yard that kept hold of him him and this is his first run after a wind op, which was the case with the stable's County Hurdle winner. He's off a winnable rating, should be fine in the testing conditions, and is worth a go at double figure odds.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win MS PARFOIS  10/1( at least this price on all exchanges )
Marston's Midlands Grand National

A likeable who would be interesting in an Aintree Grand National provided there was sufficient ease. Was in fine fettle last Spring, just touched off in the four miler at Cheltenham before running a blinder behind Terrefort at Aintree.  She disappointed on her only start this season in the old Hennessy, but it may pay to forgive that run as she looks the ideal package for this.

Lost - 3 pts

Thursday, 14 March 2019

3 pts win ALLAHO  8/1 ( at least four firms)
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

Can become the third Cheveley Park owned winner at the meeting. He stamped himself as one with a big future when decisively winning a Grade 3 at Clonmel last time and there is nothing not to like about his chance here.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win BELLSHILL  11/1 ( at least three firms)
Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup

Was beaten fair and square when third behind Might Bite in the RSA here two years ago but much water has passed under the bridge since and he arrives here with less questions to answer than that rival and has a big claim to this prize. His may not have the exciting profile of one or two of his rivals but he's now a hardened campaigner, who handles hustle and bustle, with plenty of staminia as displayed in his excellent Irish National performance last spring. Walsh has chosen him ahead of his stable companions including Kemboy, who he finished behind in the Savills, and he looks set to give an excellent account of himself.

Lost - 3 pts


1.5pts win MOUNT MEWS  33/1 ( Boylesports - similar on exchanges)
1.5 pt win COOLANLY 33/1 ( almost all firms)
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys H'cap Hdle

Mount Mews once was potentially the most exciting prospect trained in the North. Things have not worked out, the chasing career is on hold yet again after never really taking off, and he's changed yards. Still, he was a very useful novice hurdler and the handicapper has relented a little since his last run in handicap company.

Coolanly won here at the November meeting. He then had too much on his plate in the race won by Champ, but disappointed when dropped in class at Wetherby last time. Has a live chance if bouncing back to his best.

Lost - 3 pts


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

3 pts win LOSTINTRANSLATION   4/1 ( Betway and Exchanges)
JLT Novices Chase

Meets Defi Du Seuil for the third time. It's one apiece but this Fleminsfirth gelding who has a great attitude won the clash back here on New Years Day and despite being a year older than his rival  appeals as the one who will go on to have the best chasing career of the two.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win FIRST ASSIGNMENT  12/1 (three firms and at least this price on all exchanges)
Pertemps Network Final

Won twice here earlier in the season and has run pleasing races on his two starts since. From a shrewd set up that has built a cult following amongst racing fans, he must be taken on board.

Lost - 3 pts


2 pts win TOUCH KICK  20/1 ( three firms inc Corals)
1 pt win ROGUE ANGEL 25/1 ( at least three firms - bigger on Exchanges)
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir

Touch Kick has an overall progressive profile, from a yard in cracking form and has an owner who likes to have one for this. With a competent rider aboard to boot, there is plenty to like at the price.

Former Irish National winner Rogue Angel is not getting any younger but ran a cracker in the Cork National in November. Below form on his three starts since, he'll be fresh from a break and is possible surprise material.

Lost - 3 pts


Tuesday, 12 March 2019

3 pts win TOPOFTHEGAME  7/2 ( at least this with almost all firms)
RSA Chase

Former classy hurdler who went close to winning at this meeting last year, this one has long appealed as a top notch three mile chaser in the making and has done nothing to dispel those hopes in his two starts over fences so far. Will take all the beating here.

Won + 10.5pts

2 pts win LETHAL STEPS  8/1 ( at least four firms)
1 pt win CHIEF JUSTICE  20/1 ( at least two firms inc Corals and Ladbrokes)
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

The Cheveley Park operation had a winner on the first day and have two interesting runners in this both housed with Gordon Elliot.

Lethal Steps has run well at listed level on the flat and in the context of this race has shaped well on the last two of his three hurdle starts. The ground is an unknown but he has to be near the top of any short list.

Chief Justice has been on the go over timber since September, winning on four occasions. He was up against it in the race won by Sir Erec last time but has had a wind op since and is of interest despite lacking the typical profile for a winner of this event.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win MASTER DEBONAIR  12/1 ( at least eight firms)
Weatherby's Champion Bumper

The Tizzard's have won this with Cue Card in the past and as they don't tend to overface their charges this Yeats gelding is of major interest having been put away for this after winning the bumper here at the November meeting. The ground is an unknown for him but he appeals as the value call.

Lost - 3 pts



Monday, 11 March 2019

3 pts win MISTER FISHER  16/1 (at least four firms inc Ladbrokes,Coral & Betfred)
Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle

Not in the limelight for this due to his much hyped stable companion gaining much attention, this highly promising sort in his own right is very likely much better than weight and measures ratings indicate and could play a big part in this.

Lost - 3 pts


1.5 pts win GIVE ME A COPPER  8/1 (at three firms inc PPower and Victor))
1.5 pts win UP FOR REVIEW 8/1 ( at least seven firms)
Ultima Handicap Chase

Give Me A Copper is real sucker material. His yard have clearly held him in high regard for a few years but things have not gone right and we still don't know the level of his ability. He ran promisingly after a long absence last time and with the stable firing he should be spot on - even though he holds a Grand National entry.

Up For Review doesn't have much mileage on the clock for one of his age and shaped well last time in the Thystes, a race won by a stable companion who looks likely to take his chance in the Gold Cup.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win A PLUS TARD  6/1 (almost all firms)
Close Brother Novices Handicap Chase

This promising young chaser has done little wrong in his short career so far, including beating an Arkle hopeful two outings back, and finishing second to a classy looking sort in a Grade 3 last time. Looks sure to give an excellent account of himself here.

Won + 18 pts


3 pts win OK CORRAL 4/1 ( William Hill and Exchanges)
National Hint Challenge Cup

A talented novice chaser who would not have been out of his place in the RSA. Has plenty of stamina in his pedigree and can prove too classy for his rival here.

Lost - 3 pts




Saturday, 9 March 2019

1.5 pts win GOLDEN WHISKEY  23/1 (Betfair Exchange)
1.5 pts win SMACKWATER JACK 23/1 (Betfair Exchange)
EBF Matchbook Novices H'cap Hdle Final

Golden Whiskey travelled well after settling at Ffos Los and found when asked despite showing inexperience. Looks a  typical Fleminsfirth who will be suited by today's conditions and is one for the short list.

Smackwater Jack, is another Fleminsfirth who looks as though he will stay forever. He can turn the last race form around with Beyond Midnight and has possibilities, despite not being the first string from his yard.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win DREAM DU GRAND VAL 7/1 ( at least six firms)
Matchbook Imperial Cup

This one has readily accounted for inferior opponents on his last two starts and could be absolutely anything. The ground if anything should suit him and he holds two entries at the Festival. Surprisingly, the yard haven't won this for ten years but this one appeals as a likely type to break the sequence and could be far better than the rating he has been allotted.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 2 March 2019

3 pts win JOE FARRELL  9/1 ( at least this price with two thirds of all firms)
Greatwood Veterans Handicap Chase

Absent since winning the Scottish National last April but has won off a longer absence before and he is holding up well in the market this morning. Does not need extreme distances and is very much one for the short list here.

Lost - 3 pts