Made a very pleasing start to hurling career when winning here over the slightly shorter trip of 20F. Was going very well on reappearance this time too returning from 275 day absence and off the back of a wind op until 3 out where he slipped on landing losing all momentum. Drops in class here and goes in the hands of Sean Bowen who teams up well with a yard that need no introductions here.
15:55 Ffos Las 08 Nov 2020
Pennant Walters Handicap Chase
Delface (1pt win only 8/1)
Might just be able to stick it to the lesser experienced market principals here if the in form David Pipe has this one ready to roll. Enjoys some give in the ground and although a little tempramental on a going day is not badly treated from this mark. A runner up twice in the mud already and looks overpriced today.
15:30 Sandown 08 Nov 2020
Sandown Park Veterans’ Handicap Chase
Gold Present (1pt win only 7/1)
An ultra competitive Veterans handicap in which many of the runners have been cut little slack by the handicapper. The selection however sits just 1lb above a mark from which he beat Frodon. That run was a while back however and he has been off the track for almost a year. That said, this one goes well fresh and if the wind op has had the desired effect he could well turn back the clocks today.
A highly competitive and open race that should be run to suit this one on return. This veteran can go well fresh and has perfect conditions here some 5lb lower than when last seen in this grade at Haydock. Has the aide of a very valuable and capable 7lb claimer in K Brogan and will be looking to turn back the clocks here.
14:10 Aintree 07 Nov 2020
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Espoir De Teillee (1pt win only 12/1)
Completely unexposed and may have more to offer than most of his rivals here over these bigger obstacles. Very impressive on Chase debut when getting the better of a pretty decent rival and coming clear of the rest when that Nicky Henderson runner fell 4 out. Came up against a very good sort from Paul Nicholls stable last time out and is well worth a try here. Gone well fresh before and the yard are just starting to find their feet.
13:07 Kelso 07 Nov 2020
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Taxmeifyoucan (1pt win only 8/1)
Quickly reverts back to hurdles for the in form Keith Dalgleish yard following a poor first attempt at the bigger obstacles. Was a winner from this mark last December over a similar trip and put in a great effort under todays 10lb claimer on reappearance back in September. Lots to like and well worth a try at these odds.
13:42 Kelso 07 Nov 2020
Belhaven Best Wishing Well Handicap Chase
Voix D Eau (0.5pt EW 28/1 4 places Skybet)
Forgiven last run this one is very well treated on form of not so far back. Put in a decent effort returning from almost 15 months off the track back in August and despite not being able to follow that up is very hard to ignore from this much reduced mark here.
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Lex Eleven (1pt win only 9/2)
Modest form so far in just 4 runs but should do better now sent handicapping from what looks a leiniant mark. Has a run on the board for the season so should be fitter here and the form of that last race is starting to shape up.
15:05 Plumpton 02 Nov 2020
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St Gallen (1pt win only 9/1)
Worth another try from just 1lb higher than his winning run from back in March. Excuses last couple of runs and could go well again here back in what looks an easier race. Most of these are a little exposed now and this one eased a couple of pounds can get back to winning ways.
19:20 Wolverhampton 02 Nov 2020
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Mutabaahy (1pt win only 4/1)
One from the tracker who caught the eye last time out when just narrowly denied over CD from an almost impossible draw. Already a 3 times CD winner and can go close again from just a 2lb higher mark.
It remains to be seen what this one has left following a poor season last year and having undergone a couple of wind ops. Returns today following almost a year off the track some 18lb below his last winning mark, albeit that was back in 2018. That win however was one of 2 that has come for this horse over CD and it came on Heavy ground which will be encountered again today. Kim Baileys horse rates a live danger but there is a possiblity he will want further so the chance is taken.
15:45 Carlisle 01 Nov 2020
Cumberland Handicap Chase
Very First Time (1pt win only 5/1)
Will have no problem seeing out this trip in testing conditions. Was most likely in need of the run last time out and should have come on for that outing. Eased a couple of pounds to a very workable mark and will certainly be among the stronger contenders staying on at the business end. Debece (EW) and Sojourn are others to consider.
14:55 Huntingdon 01 Nov 2020
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Pens Man (1pt win only 13/2)
Worth another try at this trip having dissapointed badly when last seen. Was quietly fancied to run a big race that day following a good run on reappearance when coming home in front of a couple of these rivals. Well bred and should hve plenty more to offer.
15:58 Huntingdon 01 Nov 2020
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Mr Palmtree (1pt win only 9/1)
May well have snuck under the radar returning to bigger obstacles here. Has run pretty well over fences from in and around this mark and may well be able to give this favourite something to think about. Has had a wind op and if that has the desired effect then should go close.
Seasonal/Handicap debut and comes here having already put in a couple of decent performances at the track, most noteably when 4th behind Ivor last November which is arguably the pick of all of the form on offer here. Yard do pretty well with their jumpers here but are yet to fire this season so slight doubt over wether this one is match fit but with Jack Tudor in the saddle you can be certain of a run for your money.
Has the benefit of a couple of runs under her belt coming into this unlike a couple of the more fancied runners and whilst possibly not quite up to the same level as a couple of these comes in with the yard going very well at present and in the hands of one of the better conditionals. Receives bags of weight all round and is overpriced at 14/1.
Closely matched with the market principals on hurdles form and is worth a try as the value angle in a wide open race. Yard going pretty well and have a decent record here over the last 12 months. Richard Johnson in the saddle and plenty to like now tackling the bigger obstacles for the first time.
15:05 Ascot 31 Oct 2020
Sodexo Handicap Hurdle
Malaya (1pt win only 8/1)
Won the Imperial Cup in 2019 but has not quite scaled the same heights since. Took an encouraging step back in the right direction when last seen in February and can go close here today from the same mark. Previous CD winner with conditions looking favourable for top yard who are bang in form.
15:40 Ascot 31 Oct 2020
Sodexo Gold Cup Handicap Chase
Mite Bite (0.5pt EW 20/1 5 Places)
Top class chaser who has been given a chance to get back amongst it here at the age of 11 by the handicapper. Finished 2nd in the Gold Cup 2 years ago and showed signs of that ability when 3rd at Newbury back in Feb. Disappointing last time out but has conditions to suit today. Fingers crossed that Nicky Henderson has got him tuned up for rolling back the years.
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Pat Kelly (0.5pt EW 22/1 5 Places)
Improved for step up in trip when last seen at Hereford and but for a few costly mistakes could have finished much closer. Takes another step up in trip on reappearance here and is well worth another try if H Whittington has managed to sort out that jumping. Adrian Heskin takes over in the saddle and he is 2 wins and 2 placed from 5 in the last 12 months for the yard so thats an 80% place strike and with 5 places available we take the plunge. One of two runners in the race for a yard that go well here with the other being Rebel Leader
15:10 Ffos Las 18 Oct 2020
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Mario Du Pail (0.5pt EW 20/1 4 Places)
One from the tracker who was due to run 8 days ago at Chepstow in the Grade 3 Silver Trophy Handicap. Was withdrawn that day for i can only guess the ground conditions. Gets a little more cut today and this previous CD winner is open to a ton of improvement. Goes well fresh and despite being a little disappointing at the Cheltenham festival enters much calmer waters here today.
15:45 Ffos Las 18 Oct 2020
Yorton & Potter Group Stallions Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase
Between the Waters (1pt win only 11/1)
Not an easy one to win with for sure but has been given a chance by the handicapper here and should be ready to roll having been freshened up by the in form Jamie Snowden. Has often gone well after a short break and i particular in these kind of races. All 3 of his wins to date have come in the hands of today’s jockey Page Fuller who seems to get a decent tune out of the horse. Now 7lb below last winning mark so no excuses.
16:55 Ffos Las 18 Oct 2020
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Ordered Lives (1pt win only 9/2)
Fergal O Brien is very profitable to follow in bumper races and although this has a few decent entries i feel a couple of them will be sorts for further down the line. Yard are 30% win strike in the last 12 months in bumpers and have an overall LSP of +62 in NHF races. Yard are in great form with 6 winners in the last 14 days. Yards sole runner on the card and Paddy Brennan (29% win strike for yard with +42 LSP in last 12 months) comes in for the ride and hangs around from only one other ride in the first race.
16:33 Sedgefield 18 Oct 2020
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Dandy Dan (1pt win only 10/1)
Let down by his jumping when last seen but that was an uncharacteristic performance on softer than ideal ground at Cheltenham. Back on better ground here for his reappearance and known to go well fresh too. Yard in fine form with 5 winners in the last 14 days and have a decent record sending them here with 7 wins and 4 placed from just 21 for a 33% win strike. They send just the one today. Interesting David Bass heads to Ffos Las however for the yards other runners.
Showed plenty of promise last year and took a step back in the right direction when 5th behind a decent sort last time out. Less exposed than some of these and has a great draw here today. Yard are in fine form and enjoy plenty of success here too with a 22% strike and +50 LSP in the last 12 months. Eased another couple of pounds and has conditions to suit. Should be thereabouts and finishing fast against a tired field late one.
16:03 Stratford 17 Oct 2020
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Running Wolf (0.5Pt Ew 18/1 4 places Will Hill)
Not the most reliable of characters but one that has fallen to a very workable mark for this shrewd outfit. Best on this sort of ground at around this trip so has no excuses today from a mark that is 11lb below his last winning one. Not been quite up to that mark this term but showed plenty of signs that some ability is retained when 3rd at Southwell under todays jockey back in July. Yard are 3 wins and 2 placed from just 9 here in the last 12 months.
15:10 Catterick 17 Oct 2020
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Redrosezorro (1pt win only 6/1)
16:50 Catterick 17 Oct 2020
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Captain Jameson (1pt win only 8/1)
Course winner who has placed over CD before. Dangerously well weighted for crafty connections coming here with conditions in favour today. Connections also run two in the previous race Autumn War and Je Suis Charlie (420) and it will be worth seeing if any money comes for either.
16:55 Wolverhampton 17 Oct 2020
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Greek Oasis (1pt win only 11/2)
Still a maiden afer 7 runs but is a tryer nonetheless. Drops quite markedly in trip on tapeta debut for a yard going quite well of late and is their only runner on the card here at Wolverhampton. Jack Mitchell takes the ride and he has an astonishing 29% strike at the track in the last 12 months from 98 runners with 28 wins and 23 place efforts. Jack also rides Military Man 7/2 (600), Arietta 4/1 (630) and Approach the City 10/1 (830)
Stand Out Stats
J Tuite 3 wins from just 7 runners all time at Catterick for a 42% strike and sends just one today for the opener. (Red Fescue 9/1 – 200Catt)
Redrosezorro6/1 (310Catt) 5 wins and 5 placed from 13 runs at Catterick and is 6 wins and 5 placed from 18 on similar going. Still looks to be on the upgrade and worth a try in veteran company for the first time eased back down a couple of pounds. Yard are 4 wins 1 placed from 8 (50%) here this term (2 of those wins from this horse)
Jack Mitchell 28 wins and 23 placed from 98 at Wolverhampton in the last 12 months rides 4 tonight.
Greek Oasis 11/2(455), Military Man 7/2(600), Arietta 4/1(630), Approach the City 10/1(830) – (0.1pt lucky 15 – 1.5pt Total)