Jan 3rd picks from #Catterick #Plumpton

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12:57 Catterick 03 Jan 2021

Millbry Hill Handicap Hurdle

First One D Ana (1pt win only 8/1) Nap

Shaped well on first start for new yard since coming across from Ireland and was a good staying on 3rd to one who has a form line with a few of the market principals in this race. That run was his first in almost a year so will be entitled to come on for that and holds excellent chance if in the same form off the same mark. Could be a few pound well in here by our calculations. Thirsty Farmer is a danger if able to get this longer trip and we wouldn’t put anyone off a small EW on bottom weight Simply Lucky at 80/1 with 4 places available.

14:35 Catterick 03 Jan 2021

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De Forgotten One (1pt win only 4/1) Nb

Made a comfortable winning start for new yard when sent over to France, that win came over similar trip in Heavy ground. Was sent to Cheltenham following that over the Cross Country Course and again performed with credit. Has his sights are lowered considerably from that run and could still be well handicapped returning to class 4 company. Yard do well here and have a record of 4 wins and 3 placed from 11 for a 36% strike. W Kennedy is 3 from 6 for the yard for a 50% strike and loves it here at Catterick.

12:18 Plumpton 03 Jan 2021 

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Translink (1pt win only 6/1)

Wide open running of a race that normally goes to the favourite. This years renewal lacks any of the bigger yards that normally send in those favoured runners and a chance is taken on one from the Mulholland yard who goes for family connections. Has an entry tomorrow at the yards favoured track of Fakenham so interesting that they come here instead. Showed plenty of promise in 3 bumper races but was slightly disappointing on hurdles debut so will need to bounce back, but may have been found a race here.

14:25 Plumpton 03 Jan 2021 

Sky Sports Racing Sussex National Handicap Chase

Defi Des Carres (1pt win only 10/1) Iwac

Narrowly denied in the Glenfarclas Cross Country race at Cheltenham last month pulling well clear of 3rd place. Has gone up 6lb for that run but possibly still has a little in hand as that run came following a 403 day lay off when making yard debut for the team that won this race in 2017. Will stay and get this ground if this race hasn’t come too soon for him

0.25pt Trixie on Nap,Nb,Iwac – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 5Pts

Jan Total:  -4Pts

Dec Selections: 4

Jan ROI: %

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Jan 2nd picks from #Sandown

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13:15 Sandown 02 Jan 2021

Read Nicky Henderson’s Unibet Blog Handicap Chase

Speredek (1pt win only 11/2) Nb

A 2 times course winner who has not been seen over these larger obstacles for a year now and has instead been doing all of his work over hurdles. Arguably better over the bigger obstacles he comes here having fallen to a mark that 12 months ago would have been considered laughable. Has a bit to prove having been out of sorts and having not been seen in the winners enclosure for almost 2 years but showed signs of a resurgence last time out and certainly on old form has been given a chance to serve it up here. Very well treated on old form and won on this card 2 years back.

13:50 Sandown 02 Jan 2021

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Early Du Lemo (1pt win only 6/1) Nap

Spent almost 2 years off the track and returned only to be denied by a very well handicapped stablemate over CD a month ago. Fell last time out when travelling well and is worth another try from what looks a fair mark. The Moore family often target a few runners at this card and interesting that Jamie opts to ride this one over the victor that day in Darebin. If none the worse for that fall should give the favourite something to think about here.

15:00 Sandown 02 Jan 2021

Unibet Veterans’ Handicap Chase

Strong Pursuit (1pt win only 8/1) IWAC

3rd following almost a year off the track last time out in behind Potters legend and gets another chance from the same mark. Far less exposed than most if not all of his rivals and could well have more to offer with that run under the belt. A tricky sort who is not guaranteed to give the same running but has to be worth another try in the hands of Richard Johnson based on that run.

0.25pt Trixie on above 3 selections – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 4Pts

Jan Total:  Pts

Dec Selections:

Jan ROI: %

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Dec 31st picks from #Warwick

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12:16 Warwick 31 Dec 2020

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After The Fox (1pt win only 10/1) IWAC

In the process of running a big race when slipping up on the bend moving into contention last time out. Hopefully non the worse for that and comes here from the same mark in what look to be suitable conditions. Gets the added bonus of the family connections 5lb claim here tomorrow an another big run can be expected from a yard who have won with 3 of their previous 5 runners here.

13:50 Warwick 31 Dec 2020

LPS Carlow Conditional Jockeys’ Veterans’ Handicap Chase

Shanroe Santos (1pt win only 7/1) Nap

CD winner a couple of years back and has ran with a fair amount of credit more than once this year from this ever decreasing mark. Conditions are ideal here and comes in with the yard well and truly in form. Has on board a very promising claimer from who takes off a massive 10lb which has to put this one right amongst it.

Shah An Shah (1pt win only 10/1) Nb

In need of his first couple of runs this term and quickly reverts back to hurdles following a very poor first attempt over the bigger obstacles. Put in a fine performance back in Feb however when beating a decent looking subsequent winner over 3m and in soft conditions. Often takes his time to get going and can get back to winning ways here with plenty in favour and going from a fair mark.

0.25pt Trixie on above 3 runners – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 4Pts

Dec Total:  +14.72Pts

Dec Selections: 126.60

Dec ROI: +11.62%

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Dec 30th picks from #MarketRasen

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12:45 Market Rasen 30 Dec 2020

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Largy Mouth (1pt win only 10/1)

Pleasing return to action following 13 months off when just running out of steam at the business end. Should come on plenty for that run and will be entitled to go close here judged on that run. Had previously run to a decent level in bumpers most noteably at Fakenham when sandwiched between a couple of sorts that have come on plenty since.

13:15 Market Rasen 30 Dec 2020

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Night Of Sin (1pt win only 10/1)

Underperformed so far this term which has seen this one drop to a very tempting mark. Now sits some 5lb below his last wining mark and drops in grade to class 4 for the first time since that win. Has won 5 of his 7 starts in this grade and can act on any ground. Will need to bounce back from a poor run last time out but has cheekpieces applied for the first time and this yard normally come to life at this time of the year.

Le Cameleon (1pt win only 11/1)

A fair hurdler who did not disgrace when pitched in at the deep end on chase debut. Finished 3rd of 3 but kept company for a long way with 2 very decent horses from level weights and is well worth a tilt here from this very lenient looking mark. Will enjoy these conditions and could well be a horse of promise over these bigger obstacles.

14:15 Market Rasen 30 Dec 2020

Lincolnshire National Handicap Chase

Polydora (0.5pt EW 20/1 4 Places)

Out of sorts in a couple of runs this year since breaking a blood vessel this time last year at Newbury. Had been progressing well until then and could be found putting in a decent effort from a much higher mark. Has had wind surgery and a freshening up before coming here so hopefully that along with first time cheek pieces we will see him back to somewhere near his old form.

14:50 Market Rasen 30 Dec 2020

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Golden Emblem (1pt win only 6/1)

Interesting runner stepping up markedly in trip on handicap debut for Neil Mulholland. A fairly well bred sort who ought to be capable of leaving his novice form behind in this lowly company. Yard does well for these connections and has 3 winners and 3 placed from 9 runners for them. Has has wind surgery and wears a tongue strap here which could prove to be very effective for this shrewd outfit.

0.25pt Yankee on above 4 win selections – 2.75pts

Total Pts Played: 7.75Pts

Dec Total:  +13.47Pts

Dec Selections: 118.85

Dec ROI: +14.31%

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Dec29th picks from #Kelso #Newbury #Doncaster

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11:40 Kelso 29 Dec 2020

Children’s Immunology Trust Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase

Ladronne (1pt win only 14/1) Nap

Not really set the world on fire in two starts over fences this term but both would appear to have come over a slightly inadequate trip on ground that looks too fast. Steps up in trip here and gets a bit more give in the ground so is worth another look. Has a couple of decent pieces of form over the smaller obstacles back at the start of the year, including when 3rd at Newcastle in a class 2 event finishing well ahead of the favourite Sirwilliamwallace. Too early to write off and worth a small play.

12:00 Doncaster 29 Dec 2020 

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Debece (0.5pt Ew 20/1) Iwac

Decent hurdler who made a very promising start to a career over the bigger obstacles until disappointing in a G3 at Aintree. Was not seen back on the track after that for 575 days and struggled in the mud on return 58 days ago. Persevered with by connections and worth one last roll of the dice on that form of old coming here from a 3lb lower mark and having been given time to recover from that reappearance run. The form of that last race has worked out incredibly well so its no wonder he struggled returning from that lay off either.

0.25pt Patent (1.75pts)

En Meme Temps (220 Donc) 7/2

Dancewiththewind (122 Kelso) 7/2

Fair Kate (1220 Newb) 11/2

Total Pts Played: 3.75Pts

Dec Total:  +16.47Pts

Dec Selections: 115.10

Dec ROI: +14.31%

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Mon 28th picks from #Catterick

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11:50 Catterick 28 Dec 2020

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Loco Coco (1pt win only 9/2)

Less exposed than some of his rivals here and put in an encouraging run on return to action following a 316 day lay off. Making his chase debut on that occasion and jumped with credit until running out of steam and looking a little ring rusty. Should come on for the run and has been eased 4lb for what was a fair performance. Still very unexposed and rates an interesting contender.

12:55 Catterick 28 Dec 2020

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Barden Bella (1pt win only 12/1)

Instinct makes me want to go automatically to the other Christian Williams runner purely due to the jockey choices with Jack Tudor being his yard jockey. However the breeding of this horse interests me more. Has a pretty impressive pedigree and despite having not shone over hurdles could be a different beast over the bigger obstacles. Gavin Sheehan takes the ride and makes the lowest weight that he has made in the last 12 months to do so. He has a pretty impressive record at the track too with 10 wins and 8 placed efforts from just 26 runners for a 38% strike and a LSP of +20

13:30 Catterick 28 Dec 2020

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The Russian Doyen (1pt win only 5/1)

Surprisingly Colin Tizzard first ever runner at Catterick and looks on best form to be the class act in the race. Has failed to complete on last two starts over fences having previously run up to a very good level in the sphere and reverts back to the smaller obstacles here. Is equally as effective over the smaller obstacles and sits on a fair mark should he be able to bounce back. Conditions look perfect and Harry Cobden comes in for just this one ride. Not sure quite how significant that is but in six years he has only ridden 7 here winning 3 times and placing a further twice. He is also 2 wins and 3 placed from 6 rides on the horse so plenty to like.

14:32 Catterick 28 Dec 2020

Gordon Keeley Memorial Handicap Chase

Uisce Ur (1pt win only 7/1)

Put in a much improved performance on return to action last time out at Ludlow and will be entitled to have come on for that. A wide open race and perfect opportunity for this one to get his head in front. Champion jockey Brian Hughes takes the ride in a race where he could of probably had the leg up on a handful. Yards only runner on the card so enough to get us interested.

15:07 Catterick 28 Dec 2020

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Toi Storey (1pt win only 6/1)

Last years winner in similar conditions to what we see here. Not been the same horse since however and has put in a few questionable performances. Hard to ignore however as due to that poor spell he arrives back here some 10lb lower than when winning last year, and does so in the hands of champion jockey Brian Hughes.

0.1pt Super Yankee on above 5 runners – 2.6pt

Total Pts Played: 7.60Pts

Dec Total:  -5.03Pts

Dec Selections: 107.50

Dec ROI: +%

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Dec 27th picks from #Kempton #Wetherby

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11:55 Wetherby 27 Dec 2020

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Our Cilla (0.5pt EW 80/1 5 Places)

Poor run last time out at Sedgefield but offered a little encouragement at Ayr in her previous race. Has been eased a further 5lb here for this race and has a big pull in the weights from that run over today’s favourite. Wether that will be enough to overturn that run i’m not so sure but could she run into a place at huge odds, absolutely. Conditions look perfect from this career low mark.

12:25 Wetherby 27 Dec 2020

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Bizerta (0.5pt EW 25/1)

Interesting recruit for the small operation of Sam Allwood, had just 3 runs over in France for the Godolphin connections and comes here from the A Fabre yard. Plenty in the breeding to suggest that he will relish today’s conditions and worth a little dabble at these odds.

12:45 Kempton 27 Dec 2020

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Alborkan (0.5pt EW 28/1)

Comes up against a handful of tasty looking recruits from the big yards here for big connections so this race could manage to turn out a special one and will be one to follow for future winners. Of the previous flat performers however this one possibly has the pick of the form and has won on heavy ground which could come in useful here. Yard do well with their runners here and is worth a nibble EW at this price.

13:55 Kempton 27 Dec 2020

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Coded Message (1pt win only 12/1)

Last years runaway winner who returns following a disappointing start to the season sent chasing. Back over the smaller obstacles today and has an extra 12lb to contend with in this years renewal. 7lb of that is negated by trainer Ben Case’s Son Charlie who takes over in the saddle so effectively only 5lb above last years win. If i ask myself would he have won this from 5lb heavier last year then the answer would always be yes so is well worth a punt at these odds for the in form trainer.

15:05 Kempton 27 Dec 2020

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Adrien Du Pont (1pt win only 8/1)

Won the race 2 years ago from 2lb higher but has shown little of that level since. This represents a fair drop in class from the level he has been running at however and comes here with the yard going well and conditions looking pretty perfect. Not alone in this field in having questions to answer but could have more to offer in this grade. Well treated and should run his race.

Total Pts Played: 5Pts

Dec Total:  -1.03Pts

Dec Selections: 103.50

Dec ROI: +%

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#BoxingDay picks from #Wetherby #Wincanton

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11:50 Wetherby 26 Dec 2020

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Fairfield Feratta (1pt win only 6/1) Nnb

Bumper winner who was only narrowly denied by one from a yard in form on hurdles debut and is worth another try here stepped up in trip. Was staying on and rallying after the last last time so should appreciate this trip with conditions too looking ideal.

12:20 Wetherby 26 Dec 2020

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Mill Race King (1pt win only 12/1) Iwac

Still going well and just starting to get involved last time out before coming to grief. Was making his handicap debut that time having had only a handful of runs over hurdles and running to a fair level too. Last run was only his second run in almost 2 years so would be entitle to come on a little too. Stepped up slightly again in trip here today which ought to suit and there is more to come we feel for these family connections.

14:40 Wetherby 26 Dec 2020

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Skipthescales (0.5pt EW 16/1 4 places) Outsider

Put in a brace of solid performances in the mud recently up at Ayr and returns for another tilt at this race having placed here last year. Comes in 5lb lower this year with the yard going well and ought to run a solid race again today with conditions to suit. Horse is 2 wins and 3 placed from his 6 runs here including 2 placed efforts over CD. So plenty to like from an overpriced selection.

13:34 Wincanton 26 Dec 2020

Lord Stalbridge Memorial Cup Handicap Chase

Broadclyst (1pt win only 6/1) Nb

A bit of a leap of faith is taken here having disappointed massively over CD last time out when picked by me. Had previously shown a decent level of form in 2 CD outings in testing conditions and that run was somewhat of an anomaly on the form figures so he gets another chance today. One of those previous CD effort came here in this race last year when just narrowly denied from a pound lower by an improving Paul Nicholls runner. Talented enough if able to put that last run behind.

15:19 Wincanton 26 Dec 2020

Mid Season Handicap Chase

Keep Moving (1pt win only 6/1) Nap

Previous CD winner taking a drop in grade here today. Put in a fair effort when runner up last time out and sits on a handy mark just 1lb above last win. Yard going well and last win came in the hands of todays claimer over CD. Looks to be coming to the boli and drop in class could be just the ticket here.

0.25pt Yankee on above 4 win selections – 2.75pts

Total Pts Played: 7.75Pts

Dec Total:  +3.97Pts

Dec Selections: 105.75

Dec ROI: +%

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Dec 22nd picks from #Huntingdon #Sedgefield

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13:05 Huntingdon 22 Dec 2020

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Strong Resemblance(1pt win only 8/1)

Off the track for 434 days but returns to action with the yard bang in form and going first time up in over a year at a track where he is 3 from 3 including 1 over CD. Any market support could prove significant. Can go well fresh and conditions look to suit.

13:35 Huntingdon 22 Dec 2020

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Zhiguli (1pt win only 6/1)

One tthat looks to be coming to the boil and looked to appreciate the step back up in trip last time out in more testing conditions. This race on that basis looks perfecy and goes here with the very valuable 7lb claim of Niall Houlahan so effectively on a pretty fair mark. Yard going well and has plenty of scope for improvement.

13:55 Sedgefield 22 Dec 2020 

Hinton Memorial Handicap Chase

Holly James (1pt win only 8/1)

Not made the best of starts over the bigger obstacles but its far too soon to be writing him off. Drops again in trip here in first time cheekpieces and Adam Wedge back in the saddle. Yards runners do very well here at Sedgefield with 5 winners and 4 placed from 16 in the last 12 months for a 31% strike rate.

14:55 Sedgefield 22 Dec 2020 

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Bertie Blake (1pt win only 12/1)

2 times CD winner here on soft ground last winter and cannot be dismissed here despite putting in no sort of effort on last 2 outings. This track clearly brings out the best in this horse and looks to be on a fair mark for a yard who are going well and like a winner here at Sedgefield.

0.25 pt Yankee on above 4 selections – 2.25pts

Total Pts Played: 6.25Pts

Dec Total:  +3.22Pts

Dec Selections: 99.50

Dec ROI: +%

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Dec 20th picks from #Fakenham

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13:15 Fakenham 20 Dec 2020 

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Todd (1pt win only 6/1) Nnb

A very intriguing handicap with last years winner now being withdrawn. That opens this one right up and we side with the old timer who won this race in 2018, was runner up last year and takes another tilt from a 4lb lower mark this term. This track clearly brings out the best of him and you’d be very disappointed not to see a good run today. Got stuck in the mud last time out and plugged on regardless having run in snatches but a different horse can be expected to turn up here today.

13:45 Fakenham 20 Dec 2020 

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Eceparti (1pt win only 10/3) Nb

Has held form very well since a couple of wins last term and put in some very solid performances. Despite those performances still see’s himself falling in the ratings and has now dropped to what looks a very handy mark. Can be forgiven latest run when not quite getting home over 3 miles and drops back in trip as a result today. Made a pleasing reappearance from 5lb higher over this trip at Newcastle back in October and has a nice piece of form over CD in similar conditions back in January which offers plenty of encouragement today. Yards only runner on the card and Charlie Deutch in for just this ride.

14:20 Fakenham 20 Dec 2020 

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Gabrielle Du Seuil (1pt win only 5/1) Nap

Was not given a hard time on yard debut after coming over from France following 18 months off the track and a recent wind surgery. Ran better than the result would suggest that day and better can be expected now making handicap debut. Opening mark is difficult to assess but based on what has come from that race we are going to guess that its a fair one. Would possibly want a little more cut in the ground but that too is a little of an unknown. Worth a try based on stats and the fact that the yard send just 1 in today. They don’t send too many here and in fact have only sent 36 here in the past 20 years, they have won with 17 and placed 9 for a 47% strike and a lsp of +18 so we take the chance.

0.25pt trixie on above 3 selections – 1pt

Total Pts Played: 4Pts

Dec Total:  +5.22Pts

Dec Selections: 89.50

Dec ROI: +13.77%

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