Last week’s Horses in focus only saw the day’s NAP win and boy did RETURN FLIGHT win well. We said he came out as odds on and ran like a long odds on shot should so 2/1 was huge! BOUND HILL gave the race away but has shown enough for that horse to be placed in the note book. Only his 2nd ever chase start. Maybe a drop back in trip will help this keen going sort. He’s improving at the age of 7 but has been very lightly raced. 10 runs and no win I’m sure this year the horse will improve significantly on that record.
December is going well even if we did need a little luck yesterday with the likely winner falling in front of our selection Oscar rose 7/1 advised so we may have been fortunate with that one. It is about time luck was on our side!
Lots of top information coming for members this week as many of our contacts are trying to land a gamble before Christmas and some have been planned for quite some time.
HORSES IN FOCUS
CATTERICK 12:20 Plenty of money for DANCEINTOTHELIGHT who has improved this year for the move to DONALD McCAIN 2/1 best price is hard to swallow though we make the horse a 3/1 so it’s simply not one that we can back. DONNAS PRIDE and CAPE HIDEAWAY both have live chances on form with the first named just preferred. That been said one that could be well overpriced is ROCKY TWO at 25/1 widely available yes the horse has only 1 win from 40 but he is bound to pop up at some point and his stable who have had their fair share of problems and changes has just started to get it together. PHIL KIRBY’S horses are in decent nick at home they may have just turned the corner.
1:20 SUE SMITH holds a good hand in this race with VINTAGE CLOUDS 6/4 could look a big price in hindsight however it’s her other horse DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR at 12/1 that we like. The horse has improved in the last few runs and is moving forward strongly at the moment, he will need to improve again to win this.
1:50 MASTER OF IRONY was useful on the flat and if he can relate that class to this race he should go really well and just comes out ahead on our ratings. At 9/4 he’s a value pick against the favourite while a rev forecast with the fav maybe an option as a saver.
2:20 BANKHALL at 9/2 Connections are pretty confident this further stamina test will bring around even more improvement. The price is enough to have a bet and confidence is pretty high despite the dangers.
SOUTHWELL 12:00 TEA EL TEE 9/1 is the one for us here. Bred to be much better than this grade and should also handle the surface. I predict that this horse will start moving forward from this point onwards and will develop into a really nice horse in time. This is today’s NAP.
2:30 Connections think they have CROSSE FIRE ready yet the price isn’t screaming back me 9/2 is just a little short. It’s a possible each way double with BEST TAMAYUZ later on the card but I can’t have it as a single. We have information in to expect a big run from SOMETHING LUCKY at 14/1 and also ELUSIVITY at 8/1 is running into form and will like being back at Southwell.
WINCANTON 12:40 The form line with VERYGOODVERYGOOD looks like one to concentrate on with SOUPY SOUPS getting the nod about 7/1. A more daring bet maybe CARQALIN at 20/1 with Stan James this horse should improve and may have enough fitness to get involved this time.
1:40 SO FINE has had issues that connections think they have sorted. He’s the class in the race and 11/2 looks more than fair there is a chance MICHEAL HEARD could ride a double with the previous race and CAFÉ DE PARIS 12/1 on this race the horse comes out well on the ratings if SO FINES wind still isn’t right. We backed BUTLERGROVE KING at a meeting that was abandoned this race is tougher though but the stable were keen last time so he could out run his huge odds.
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