It’s been a rather dismal week with the weather having taken its toll on much of the country, and I’m only glad that Newbury survived the onslaught.
There was plenty to like about more than a few performances over the three days of racing, and I’d like to mention some of those who I reckon are certainly worth following.
Harry Topper – Managed to make it 2/2 over fences on Thursday in the Worcester Novices Chase, and the way he won suggested there is plenty more to come possibly over a longer trip. He likes a bit of cut in the ground for sure, and seems like he may progress into a very nice sort this season.
Lyvius – Henderson appears to have found the key to this fella, he beat a half decent field in the Gerry Feilden, although he was receiving weight all round he did it in good style and can surely only improve for that experience.
Fair Along – Proved most of us all wrong on Friday with a rather taking performance to win at a whopping 33-1. He won in good style and although I don’t think he quite has what it takes to win at the top level anymore, he could quite easily go on and win in more modest company next time out.
Bobs Worth – Well all I can say about this fella is he showed some real class quality to brush aside the field in the Hennessy yesterday, and is now a real live contender for the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. I would not want to strike any ante-post bets just yet with the 5-1 on offer, but would recommend watching how he is campaigned going forward.
Tidal Bay – Ran a more than Creditable 2nd place to Bobs Worth yesterday giving his younger rival 6lbs, I doubt even on level terms he would have won but nonetheless he proved some of the critics wrong with that run. Nicholl’s really has found the key to this horse, and even at the age of 11 he now seems to be better than ever, definitely one to follow.
The racing has once again fallen to the weather with Carlisle cancelling and Leicester having to survive another inspection, so I will try and find you a winner over the Irish sea at Fairyhouse.
15:10 Fairyhouse – Tarquinius
This is a good race and as such a case can be made for a few of these. Our fella is as consistent as they come though rarely running a bad race, the way he won LTO proved he is in top order at the moment, and even though he has been handed a 10lb rise by the handicapper, he has plenty in his favour here including the stamina sapping trip. A few of these may well find things tough on these terms, but one who could cause plenty of issues is previous C+D winner Droim Toll who if putting his best foot forward would be in with a serious chance. Our horse is trained by Gordon Elliott who has his yard in fine fettle, and although he has had plenty of racing in recent months I reckon he can go well once more to land this contest.
Tarquinius – E/W currently 7-1 with Boylesports and Coral
MBR Club had a rather dry week to finish off November, but still managed to return a very healthy 32 PTS profit to members for the month. If you would like to enjoy these sort of profits from your betting then consider signing up with me, and I will do my very best to keep these sorts of figures a regular occurrence within the MBR clan.
Back next Sunday.