Exciting prospect is enhancing
He is an thrilling prospect who made fairly an influence when successful on his debut in this nation at Newbury on the finish of December. He seems as if he has improved at dwelling since then and I’ve taken off the hood he wore at Newbury as a result of he does not want it. We are attempting him in a tongue tie on the suggestion of Harry Cobden.
Third time fortunate?
Although he has but to win this season he is a horse with a giant future, is progressing properly and has gone shut on each begins this winter. We know the household nicely and he’ll relish this step up in journey to a few miles at Newbury. The timing of this race seems very best for Southfield Harvest forward of the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham which has lengthy been the plan for him.
Clan Des Obeaux is again and the one to beat
Clan Des Obeaux has run two actually strong races this season however had a more durable race than very best first trip in the Betfair Chase at Haydock. Things then did not work out for him in the King George VI Chase however he nonetheless ran a brilliant race in ending third to Frodon.
I believed Clan did amazingly nicely to remain on into third from an unpromising place a mile from dwelling after an premature mistake put him on the again foot. He’s in top form at dwelling and appears the one to beat in this.
Secret Investor was second to Native River in this race a yr in the past, goes nicely recent and comes right here in good coronary heart. Strictly on rankings he has acquired all of it to do however you may be certain he’ll run his typical strong race.
Greaneteen will keep on sturdy on the finish
We run two together with Greaneteen who I’ve stored for this since he completed a wonderful second to Politologue in the Tingle Creek at Sandown. Greaneteen earlier confirmed the best angle when successful the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter in November, is pleasing at dwelling and may run nicely. He shall be staying on strongly on the end and is more likely to be stepping as much as two-and-a-half miles at some stage.
Given his lofty handicap mark Magic Saint must be working in one of these Graded race and this could put him spot on for the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham. A strongly run race at two miles performs to his strengths and he has successful form at Newbury.
Finding races for Dolos is not simple as a result of he is on the mistaken finish of the handicap on a mark of 159 after a collection of effective runs. He once more carried out with nice credit score beneath a giant weight at Sandown a fortnight in the past, when he got here tantalisingly shut to successful the identical Class 2 handicap Chase for the third successive time. He has been in good form at dwelling since then and can run his typical sincere race in the Game Spirit.
Friend Or Foe leads my trio in Betfair Hurdle
Friend Or Foe has proven a good bit of enchancment this season however is paying the worth now. He was racing off a mark of 128 when he gained at Wincanton in December and is now as much as a mark of 146 which appears harsh. But Friend or Foe is in fine condition, will love the bottom and is proving very constant. He is resulting from run in the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton on Saturday but when rain there makes the bottom actually testing then he might swap to Newbury.
*Please Note: Friend Or Foe is now a non-runner
Thyme White gained in nice fashion on his return to motion at Chepstow in October and was travelling strongly when badly hampered and dropping his jockey Harry Cobden simply after the second final flight at Newbury. I’ve been ready for barely higher floor for Thyme White so I hope for a dry week for him. There is a giant race in him.
Wild Max has gained his final two begins and our spectacular conditional Angus Cheleda retains the experience after getting a superb tune out of him final time at Doncaster. Wild Max is creeping up the weights so it helps that Angus takes a really helpful 7lbs off his again.
Enrilo’s probability to again bounce again
Enrilo beat Darlac at Exeter earlier than a beneath par run behind Shan Blue at Kempton on Boxing Day. For some purpose he wasn’t fairly on his sport that day and he did have an an infection in a tooth afterwards. We have sorted that out and this seems an ideal race for Enrilo to get again on monitor over fences.
Smart and trendy horse set for aggressive bumper
He gained well on his racecourse debut at Plumpton early in December, taking on the working two furlongs out and conserving on stylishly. The form of that race is wanting higher and higher with the third and fourth horses each successful since then and the fifth forcing a hotpot of Nicky Henderson’s to dig deep at Newbury. I’m actually wanting ahead to seeing how Gelino Bello will get on in this aggressive bumper which has been gained by some stylish horses in the previous.
Uttoxeter journey is simply the ticket
She gained two mares’ chases in Ireland final season together with a Listed occasion at Naas and has formed properly on each begins since becoming a member of us in October. She was second to a superb mare final time at Leicester and this journey of two-and-a-half miles seems simply the ticket for her. While this seems a troublesome sufficient activity for Cut The Mustard I count on her to run nicely.
*Best Chase: Clan Des Obeaux – 14:25 Newbury. He is a category act, comes right here in top order and I count on him to win.