Sat Dec 12th picks from #Cheltenham #Hereford

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12:12 Hereford 12 Dec 2020 

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Lord Apparelli (1pt win only 5/1)Nnb

Decent bumper for last term and continued steady progression over hurdles in two races since his return. Latest effort when 3rd came here over CD in behind one from a very in form yard at the time. Further improvement can be expected and should be thereabouts again with conditions to suit. Kim Bailey’s figures here in the last 12 months read 6 wins and 4 placed from 14 for a 42% win strike. The yards sole runner on the card.

13:22 Hereford 12 Dec 2020 

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No No Juliet (1pt win only 6/1) Nap

More than entitled to have been in need of the run making yard debut last time out in behind the reopposing favourite here. Based on previous form is sitting on a workable mark and gets conditions to suit here today. Should come on plenty for that run with the yard going well and is effectively 17lb better off with the favourite here when taking into consideration Liam Harrisons 7lb claim.

13:15 Cheltenham 12 Dec 2020

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Zanza (1pt win only 11/2) Nb

Useful hurdler who has made a very decent start to his chasing career. Was runner up behind last weeks G1 hero Allmankind on only his second attempt over these bigger obstacles and followed that up with an impressive victory at Newbury next time up. Less exposed that many of todays rivals and could well still be a little ahead of the handicapper for the in form duo of P Hobbs and R Johnson 3 times together in recent years.

13:50 Cheltenham 12 Dec 2020

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Cepage (1pt win only 10/1) IWAC

CD winner who has a tendancy to go well fresh. Has placed in the last two runnings of the race running into Frodon and making a mistake before staying on from this mark last year. Has been entered up a couple of times already this season before being withdrawn and will make his reappearance in this race and hope to make it 3rd time lucky. Yard going well.

0.25pt Yankee on above 4 selections – 2.25pts

Total Pts Played: 6.25Pts

Dec Total:  +6.25Pts

Dec Selections: 46.75

Dec ROI: +13.36%

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Dec 10th picks from #Warwick #Taunton

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14:47 Taunton 10 Dec 2020

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Stormy Flight (0.5pt EW 20/1 4 places PP)

Previous course winner who can’t be ruled out despite a couple of recent poor runs. Back up in trip which is a plus here and gets more suitable conditions too. Lightly raced and should have more to offer back at a track that he clearly enjoys. Jeremy Scott does pretty well with his runners here and it would be no surprise to see this one outrun his odds.

14:32 Warwick 10 Dec 2020

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Call Simon (0.5pt EW 16/1 6 Places SkyBet)

Not shown much in two starts for current yard but had previously shown plenty of promise for Phillip Hobbs. Far too soon to write off and is worth another chance here for connections that love a winner at the track. Gets ideal conditions and should go much better.

15:02 Warwick 10 Dec 2020

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Vango De Vaige (1pt win only 7/1)

Didn’t immediately look like he was going to take to these bigger obstacles but has turned in two very decent efforts since returning to action and has been a little unfortunate to run into a couple of improving sorts. Eased a little in the weights here and comes in with the yard in better form too. Richard Johnson takes the ride in what looks a wide open race.

Total Pts Played: 3Pts

Dec Total:  =2.95Pts

Dec Selections: 43.75

Dec ROI: +%

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Dec 8th picks from #Fontwell #Wolverhampton #Southwell

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13:35 Fontwell 08 Dec 2020 

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Lough Ryn (1pt win only 8/1)

Most likely in need of latest run when a pleasing 6th of 12 not beaten too far returning from 616 days off the track. Eased a couple of pounds here and dropping back slightly in grade. Richard Johnson takes over in the saddle and this one will be entitled to go much better now with that run under the belt.

14:25 Wolverhampton 08 Dec 2020 

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One One Seven (1pt win only 7/1)

Badly draw last time out stepping up to this trip for the first time and stayed on well enough from a poor position to suggest that he is worth another try here eased a further pound from a much kinder draw. Yard been in decent nick too.

16:45 Southwell 08 Dec 2020 

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Classy Dame (1pt win only 12/1)

Shown very little for this yard since entering handicap company but put in a run on just her 2nd outing that would make an absoloute mockery of this current mark. Switches to Southwell’s fibresand for the first time, a surface that this yard do particularly well over. Chances if taking to the surface as expected from this above averagely bred filly.

0.25pt trixie on above 3 selections – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 4Pts

Dec Total:  +1.05Pts

Dec Selections: 39.75

Dec ROI: +%

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Dec 7th picks from #Chelmsford #Musselburgh #Plumpton #Wolverhamton

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12:15 Musselburgh 07 Dec 2020

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Newtown Boy (1pt win only 10/1)

Now 3lb below his last winning mark and able to drop into class 4 company under handicap comditions for the first time. Been running at a much higher level and will appreciate being in calmer waters. Put in a very decent effort here last year in Class 2 company and get ideal trip and conditions too. K dalgleish has a 28% strike at the course and the conditional Billy Garrity does well for the yard too.

14:45 Musselburgh 07 Dec 2020

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Blue Kascade (0.5pt EW 18/1 4 places SkyBet)

Veteran who was 3rd in this race last year from a 10lb higher mark. Not been seen to the same effect since but has to be respected coming here with the yard in good form. Already a 2 times CD winner who gets conditions to suit here. 4 places available at a very tempting price.

17:10 Wolverhampton 07 Dec 2020 

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Systemic (1pt win only 4/1)

Lightly raced and sitting on a very handy mark. Makes tapeta debut with first time headgear and tongue strap which could eek out a little extra. Yard in hot form and sitting on a 40% strike in the last 14 days and A Atzeni is in for the ride with a record of 7 from 21 for a 33% strike when riding for the yard. Open to bags of improvement.

18:40 Wolverhampton 07 Dec 2020 

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Glasvegas (1pt win only 8/1)

We are not quite sure what to make of this one. Has been found in both Listed and Group company in the last 12 months so was clearly held in high regard by previous connections. Has subsequently joined the currently in form David Evans yard and now finds himself running markedly down in grade and turned out at Wolverhampton. Has aquitted himself pretty well in both starts on the Tapeta for his new yard and now sits on a mark that is some 25lb below where he opened the season back in June. No excuses with A Mullen on board who does well for the yard.

0.25pt trixie on above 3 win selections – 1pt

Top Stats

J Parr is 5 from 9 at Wolverhampton for a 56% strike and runs 2 tomorrow (0.5pt EW double)

Esspeegee 16/1(405W)

Transition 18/1 (610W)

P Nicholls is 12 from 25 for a 48% strike at Plumpton and runs 3 there tomorrow

Stratagem Evs (100P)

Secret Potion 20/1 (205P)

Gelino Bello 10/3 (335P)

Total Pts Played: 6Pts

Dec Total:  -6.25Pts

Dec Selections: 33.75

Dec ROI: +%

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Dec 6th picks from #Kelso #Southwell

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11:55 Kelso 06 Dec 2020

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Grumpy Mcgrumpface (1pt win only 9/1) NB

A forgetable return to action last time out when last of 8 but should fair better now sent over obstacles. Has some pretty pleasing bumper form on offer, most noteably a 2nd at Ayr on just his second start. On the evidence of that race would be in with a shout here for connections who like a winner in these parts. Yard not yet firing on all cyliders but have a decent record here with a 22% strike and LSP of +14 so in the main are profitable to follow.

14:02 Kelso 06 Dec 2020

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Tico Times (0.5pt EW 28/1 4 places Various) IWAC

Modest bumper form before putting in a decent run on debut over hurdles at Sligo for previous yard. Has done little on two starts for current yard in slightly better company and goes handicapping here from what now looks to be a workable mark. Ground a slight worry but encouraging that C O Farrell has decided to stick with him following a lengthy absence.

15:20 Kelso 06 Dec 2020

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Duc De Grissay (1pt win only 9/2) NAP

Yard have won this race on 4 of the last 5 runnings and come here with a strong hand once more. Last years winner Bigirononhiship will go again but carries an extra 10lb this year which will make it much touger and the runner up Just Your Type will no doubt run his race here again. Neither of last years reopposing runners have much to hide from the handicapper unlike the selection who is still very unexposed over the bigger fences and also over the marathon trip. Has won over 3m here in testing conditions and ran very well over 3m 5f at Sedgefield on return. Would have needed that run and comes here 1lb lighter so big chance today.

0.25pt Trixie on Nap/Nb and (Slowmo 13/2 1201 Southwell) – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 4Pts

Dec Total:  -2.25Pts

Dec Selections: 29.75

Dec ROI: +%

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Dec 5th picks from #Chepstow #Wetherby

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13:22 Chepstow 05 Dec 2020 

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Broughtons Admiral (1pt win only 14/1)

Was a runaway winner from just a 3lb lower mark back in January for Dr Newland and that run came in similar conditions to today. Not been the same horse since joining David Pipe however and will need to bounce back from a couple of poor performances. Yard have hit a good run of form of late and a resurgence can not be ruled out at one of their favourite hunting grounds. Chance taken on an overpriced selection.

13:57 Chepstow 05 Dec 2020 

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Saint Xavier (0.5pt Ew 22/1)

Put in a very pleasing run on yard debut running well for a long way in the Charlie Hall Chase. Was still going ok when coming to grief next time out and is worth another try here in the hands of local claimer Jack Tudor who takes off a very valuable 3lb. Jumping will need to improve but we are hopeful of a decent run.

13:37 Wetherby 05 Dec 2020

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Chef D Oeuvre (1pt win only 8/1)

Was running out of steam last time out when unseating following a 20 month lay off and a wind op. Should come on for that run with the yard in good nick and is well worth a try from this 3lb lower mark. Conditions to suit and should run his race today.

0.25pt trixie on above 3 runners – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 4Pts

Dec Total:  +0.75Pts

Dec Selections: 25.75

Dec ROI: +2.91%

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December #H4C #ITV7 FantasyLeague Wk1

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Dec 4th picks from #Exeter #Sandown #Newcastle #Sedgefield

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15:15 Exeter 04 Dec 2020

Close Brothers Handicap Chase

Ballymalin (0.5pt EW 18/1 5 places SkyBet)

Recent form figures do not look great having failed to complete on both outings this term. Was still in contention and going well enough however before running out when last seen to suggest that he still retains ability and sits on a fair mark. Gets near perfect conditions and stamina will be no issue for one that was 3rd in the Midlands National 2 years back. Yard have a good record in the race too having won it 3 times in the past 9 years.

12:35 Sedgefield 04 Dec 2020 

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Pepper Street (0.5pt EW 16/1 4 Places Various)

Fair flat runner who has not really produced much over hurdles to date. Has joined a new yard however and ran creditably well in a seller first time up for the yard following a 256 day lay off and wind surgery. Would be entitled to step up on that performance and this short step up in trip should be fine. Has a 7lb claim on board today putting her on a very workable mark. Main danger comes from Burrows Diamond but many of these now have questions to answer and ours comes from a yard that has a 37% strike here in the last 12 months and have just started to come good.

13:15 Sandown 04 Dec 2020

Londesborough Handicap Chase

Darebin (1pt win only 5/1)

Arrives here in what can only be described as indifferent form. Due to this however he also arrives lurking around on a very handy mark. A 3 times CD winner who has often put his best foot forward here and is worth a try today from this lowly mark. Third in this race last year from a 12lb higher mark. Plenty to like with conditions to suit.

15:10 Newcastle 04 Dec 2020 

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Silent Performance (1pt win only 8/1)

Lightly raced and off the track for 70 days. Returns however to the scene of her best run to date to tackle the same CD with her yard in blistering form (7/15 in last 14 days for a 47% strike). Yard have a fair record here and Ben Curtis who rode her on the aforementioned run is back on board today. A jockey that does well in these parts and for this yard. Opening mark not overly generous but fair all the same.

17:45 Newcastle 04 Dec 2020 

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Convertible (1pt win only 10/1)

The second of two runners on the card for the above mentioned in form yard and duo of Hugo Palmer and Ben Curtis. Very lightly raced and will need to improve on his latest performance at Wolverhampton. Plenty of scope so that improvement can not be ruled out back at a track where so many of the yards runners do so well.

18:45 Newcastle 04 Dec 2020 

Bombardier ‘March To Your Own Drum’ Handicap

Kumasi ( 1pt win only 13/2)

Very interesting runner making yard debut for the in form Archie Watson having joined from David O Meara following being purchased by the trainer himself. Opening handicap mark on basis of last race at Chelmsford looks leiniant and this shrewd owner/trainer certainly knows how to get one ready.

0.25pt Yankee on above 4 win selections – 2.25pts

Total Pts Played: 8.25Pts

Dec Total:  +3.00Pts

Dec Selections: 17.50

Dec ROI: +17.14%

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Dec 3rd picks from #chelmsford #Leicester #MarketRasen #Wincanton

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16:00 Chelmsford City 03 Dec 2020

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Lady Dauphin (1pt win only 8/1)

One from the tracker who returns to the AW and steps back up in trip today. Was hammered in the betting at Wolverhampton back in Sept when denied a clear run and having to switch before closing leaders down to just come up short. Put in another solid performance after that at Bath on very fast ground and returns to a more suitable surface having been eased a couple of pounds.

14:15 Wincanton 03 Dec 2020

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Broadclyst (1pt win only 11/2)

Put in a very solid run on reappearance here last year in behind a very progressive horse in Worthy Farm. Returned here in March and was looking almost certain to win when wandering around and coming to grief at te 3rd last from this same mark. Well worth another shot here over CD from this mark. Jumping will need to improve however but still worth the risk today.

13:22 Market Rasen 03 Dec 2020

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Demopolis (1pt win only 5/1)

Very progressive last term and every reason to go on improving this term. Won a very similar race under todays rider last year from just a few pounds lower and won’t need to have come on much to be up there again. Will need to be ready on reappearance but this is the yards sole runner across 3 very exciting cards today and they have been amongst the winners so well worth a punt today with the rain coming just in time.

0.25PT Trixie on above 3 runners – 1pt

Other Bits

Paul Nicholls is impossible to ignore over at Wincanton which in recent years has become very happy hunting ground for the Nicholls/Cobden duo. They line up for 4 today and we have picked 3 out all with chances at decent odds for a small stakes patent.

Kilmington Rose 7/2 (115W)

Hugo’s Other Horse 5/1 (145W)

Accomplice 4/1 (245W)

0.25pt Patent on above 3 runners – 1.75pts

Tom George also very similarly has been hard to ignore in recent years at Leicester and although a little out of form at present sends 3 that we just cannot pass by. His record there is very good and profitable too with a 38% win strike and a +19 LSP. So as above we put in a small stakes patent on his 3 runners.

Blue N Yellow 11/1 (137L)

Lydia Violet 10/1 (237L)

Valseur Du Granval 12/1 (307L)

0.25pt Patent on above 3 runners – 1.75pts

Total Pts Played: 7.5Pts

Dec Total:  +10.50Pts

Dec Selections: 10.00

Dec ROI: +105.00%

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Dec 2nd picks from #Lingfield #Kempton #Haydock #Ludlow

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14:10 Lingfield 02 Dec 2020 

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Almost An Angel (0.5pt EW 22/1)

Ran creditably well upped in trip last time out on handicap debut in a slightly above average race. Had previously put in a satisfying run behind a subsequent listed winner from the Mick Channon yard and on that evidence dropping back in trip here, eased a couple of pound could make this one look slightly overpriced as the yard start to find some form.

15:45 Ludlow 02 Dec 2020

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Meadowsweet (1pt win only 7/1)

Decent looking filly from connections that do particularly well here at Ludlow and a locally moreso in the bumper races. So when we see 7/1 for a fairly well bred runner from the yard entered up it’s pretty hard to ignore. Half sister to fairly useful sort in Emcon who herself was a bumper winner.

14:55 Haydock 02 Dec 2020

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Hijack (1pt win only 11/2)

Disappointing last time out at Cheltenhamin a race that may have come too soon in not ideal conditions. Has non of those excuses here today however and is worth another try back slightly in trip and with underfoot conditions looking ideal. Both Nicky Henderson and Nico De Boinville travel here for just this one. Interesting.

20:00 Kempton 02 Dec 2020

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Mack the Knife (0.5pt EW 20/1 4 places SkyBet)

Very disappointing in 3 starts for Jamie Osbourne and returns following a year out and having been purchased by new Trainer/Owner James Ferguson. Nice look to the breeding on paper with both Australia and Rock Of Gibraltar in the make up and is another interesting one on handicap debut from a basement mark.

Total Pts Played – 4Pts

Dec Total –  +4Pts

Dec Selections – 6

Dec ROI – %

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