Pace Wins The Race is in the doldrums at the moment so caution is advised until I find some form! 🙂 Thankfully Hawkes point made it a good week for me. The less said about the Peter Marsh Chase the better. When your two main selections Pull-Up there isnt much to say. They clearly didnt handle the extreme conditions. Hopefully you also backed the selection from Taunton who won at 3/1 to leave a 1 point profit for the day.
I am heading to Exeter tomorrow (hopefully it passes a precautionary inspection) to try and stop the Pace rot. Unfortunately I have had to go for Novice Handicap Chase but I have reasons to be hopeful that I can get back in the winnner’s enclosure…
UPDATE: The Pace rot continues and I didnt get much right there, if anything. The selection drifted all morning and the writing was on the wall early. I thought he would be handy but was niggled from an early stage. Kudu Shine just cant jump. We move on to tomorrow, if I can find anything. Apologies, that was awful!
Red Admirable 6/1 1 point win (PP)
This is a rather weak race with the two having least to prove dominating the top of the market. I couldnt split them really and therefore was swayed by getting twice the price on the selection. All of the other horses in this race have it all to prove over fences and many of them are in no sort of form at all. Now, it is a c4 Novice Handicap Chase so it wont surprise me if something wins that didnt look likely on paper..but that is the chance you take in these races. The other horse that interests me is Kudu Shine and I admit to having 1/2 a point on him at 6s as well. Namely because I backed him on Boxing Day at 7/1 and he was smashed into 11/4. This suggested a big run was expected however he unseated his rider at the first.
Red Admirable won well at Bangor a couple of races ago and had the fav well and truly beat that day. Winged Crusader was making his seasonal return that day, and has clearly come on for it since. However he is effectively 12lb higher than for his last win and will have to step up again. The selection is also open to improvement, this being his 4th chase start. He was pitched in the deep end last time and ran well for a long way before fading. He doesnt face anything like that opposition here and this prominent runner should give us a decent run for our money. He does need to prove he is as effective going right handed but I came to the conclusion that he shouldnt be twice the price of the fav. If he runs as well as he has in his last two races he will go very close to getting us off the cold list. Bar the three mentioned I am struggling to make a case for anything else.