Timeform spotlight the three best bets at Chepstow on Thursday…
“Venetia Williams’s charge is a really good jumper with more still to offer in this sphere…”
Timeform on Funambule Sivola
Dunbar, who was profitable in Irish factors on his ultimate outing for Eoin Doyle, formed higher than the naked end result when sixth at Taunton on his debut for David Rees in December. He ran too freely that day and was seemingly unsuited by the step as much as slightly below three miles. This drop again in journey ought to present him to significantly better impact although, and he stays open to additional enchancment, notably as that is simply his second outing over fences.
Funambule Sivola has rapidly made up right into a helpful chaser this season, profitable races at Wetherby and Newbury earlier than ending a superb second on the latter named venue final month, overwhelmed solely by a progressive type who regarded above-average in making a profitable chasing debut. Venetia Williams’s cost is a very good jumper with extra nonetheless to supply on this sphere, and he ought to take loads of beating on this contest.
Dont Be Robin arrives right here on the again of two actually strong efforts, when third at Wincanton and second at Taunton in December, each occasions ending a spot behind Sandford Castle, and this might show a very good alternative for him to get his personal again on that reopposing rival. Dont Be Robin is 8 lb higher off with Sandford Castle, who beat him by two lengths final time, and that appears a large enough swing to suppose he can reverse the shape.