What an exciting Saturday we have today with the first really good jumps meeting of the season at Chepstow complimented by two superb cards at Newmarket and York who stages its final race day of the season. Now I still look very young as you know but I find myself saying these old people sayings like ‘Where has the year gone” and “she is not going out dressed like that” and that’s my Mum.
But as we reach the end of the Flat season I’m ready to attack the jumps and I’ve assembled the biggest team of inside contacts I’ve ever had so if you join the Simon Holden Racing Club for the season we will pile on the agony for the old enemy.
Lets have a look at the big handicap hurdle at Chepstow at 4.10, it’s a class 1 handicap hurdle over 2 and a half miles and it’s a pearler. The first thing to say is the vast majority of the field are having their first run of the season so we have to take on trust their fitness. Or we have to look at the current form of their Trainers. Some yards are slow to come to hand and others have their horses ready to rumble.
The wily Jonjo O’Neil has his team in really good form and paddock pickers report them all to be very fit. He runs a horse here who I saw win last year and who started the season with victories before tailing off. This is a horse clearly best caught early and if it’s as fit as the stables other runners then it’s on a mark to do some damage here. Also because of the tail off in its form last year it comes here completely unfancied and is a whopping 40/1 with William Hill. The horse is Doesyourdogbite and is ridden by Aiden Coleman who rides Chepstow as well as anyone. Jonjo likes nothing better than a big priced tilt at these big handicaps and if this one is in the same form he was early last season we have a real player.
I have 4 other big gambles going down today and there is still time to get involved and start your membership to my Racing Club.