Fresh from her success within the Scottish Grand National with Mighty Thunder final weekend, Lucinda Russell has 5 horses primed and able to sort out Perth on Thursday.
The motive for highlighting Lucinda’s horses is not only all the way down to her success at Ayr, however she has additionally loved 4 different winners within the final 14 days, in addition to 5 seconds and 5 thirds up to now 30 days.
Her winners have all returned at strong costs as properly, extra noticeably Ahoy Senor at 67.066/1, beating Paul Nicholls’ Bravemansgame within the Doom Bar Novices’ Hurdle.
Lucinda accomplished a double over at Kelso this month, when Mannochmore romped house by 14 lengths at 5.59/2, earlier than Bollingerandkrug adopted up at 8.07/1.
She then landed the 22-runner area Scottish National with Mighty Thunder who was backed into 9.08/1 and, most just lately, Shanroe Street got here out on prime at Hexham at 9.08/1 underneath a superb trip from Derek Fox.
And so the in-form coach heads to Perth on Thursday, who shouldn’t be solely an everyday customer, however she has additionally had loads of success on the venue over time. Let’s take a better take a look at her runners.
C&D winner can defy odds
Boy’s On Tour at 13.012/1 is her first runner within the 14:55. Despite being the outsider in a area of 5, Lucinda’s nine-year-old is the one course and distance winner within the line-up. He’s no stranger to the venue, both, together with his kind studying 4-1-7-1-3-2-2-1-2-2-1-PU. The market could have underestimated him after two satisfactory runs after a 160-day break.
Duo to land the spoils
Katalystic 8.515/2 and Chanceiton 8.515/2 each compete within the 16:05 within the 3m Veterans’ Chase. The former, though a course winner, has but to win over this distance. However, the 10-year-old completed second over C&D again in May 2019 after a brief break, and Lucinda clearly believes the additional journey will not be a difficulty.
Chanceiton has gained over C&D, and regardless of that victory being on heavy floor, he is not completed out of the highest three on his six different visits to Perth. Apprentice Patrick Wadge is on board, which is his solely trip of the day, holding him underneath 11 stone.
Place alternative for Madness
Up subsequent is Spark Of Madness within the 16:40, who’s at the moment 15.014/1 to prevail. It’s honest to say the five-year-old hasn’t proven a lot within the early levels of his profession. However, a promising third at Musselburgh in December was pleasing, and regardless of ending tenth on the identical venue in February, that run got here after a 61-day break and may have blown away any cobwebs. In a weak trying contest, and nonetheless with a very low mileage, there’s each probability of a spot on this one.
Effet to provide one thing Special
Last however not least, is Effet Special within the 17:10, who’s at the moment priced at 6.511/2. The ever-reliable Derek Fox is on board, which is his solely trip for Lucinda on Thursday. Similar to Boys On Tour, the seven-year-old is the one course and distance winner within the area.
He gained on good floor over the 2m journey in August, earlier than disappointing when solely seventh in September final 12 months over C&D. He’s been frivolously raced since and his comeback run at Carlisle on heavy floor can simply be dismissed. On paper, he is actually Lucinda’s finest probability on Thursday.