Cheltenham, Doncaster and Lingfield preview
Some disappointingly sized fields for a Saturday giving limited opportunities for each way punters.
Caid Du Berlais got up late to win the Paddy Power and is strongly fancied to follow up Caspian Caviar Gold Cup which doesn’t look nearly so competitive. Barrakilla looks dangerous in receipt of 13lbs.
Solar Impulse can complete initiate a double for Paul Nicholls in the 1.35 where Bold Henry rates the danger.
Champagne West beat a stronger looking field than this on his chasing debut and can continue his journey for a possible crack at the RSA here in March.
Parish Business 2.35 is on the upgrade and followed home the well regarded Fletchers Flyer last time. He can can beat the more fancied Blaklion and Port Melon if continuing to improve.
All eyes will initially be on Mad Moose at the start of the International Hurdle 15.10 but by the end The New One will surely need to win this to confirm his Champion Hurdle credentials.
Lac Fontana 3.45 should be capable of winning the Relkeel hurdle despite the presence of Rock On Ruby.
Robbie 11.55 can follow up his recent win here although Andrew Thornton seemed keen to get on board Galway Jack when interviewed on At The Races this evening
Zeroshadesofgrey 12.30 disposed of Relentless Dancer with ease at Uttoxeter and could be Cheltenham bound come March.
Night Of Milan attempts to win the 13.40 for the second year running but will need to be at his best to beat Grandads Horse.
No shortage of quality in the 4 runner grade 2 novice chase at 14.50. Wakanda reaffirmed his earlier chasing debut promise with a bold jumping display at Kelso and can surprise the more fancied Virak, Kaysersberg and Killala Quay. Sue Smith should have a line on Wakanda through her Blakemount who was beaten by Kaysersberg.
Venetia Williams Summery Justice (1.30) 5th in the Scottish National may be fit enough to beat his 3 rivals before a possible tilt at the Welsh National in 2 weeks time (currently 50/1).
Going to keep faith with Toby Lerone (2.40) in the hope that blinkers provide the spark that has been missing of late.
Nick Henderson’s well bred and expensive purchase Native Display (3.15) can put his disappointing debut at Punchestown behind him by winning the concluding all weather bumper.