Carole’s Destrier should be worth the wait
Whilst all eyes will be on the Tingle Creek and the two chases over the National course it could pay to leave something aside for Carole’s Destrier in the finale at Sandown. Neil Mulhollands Grand National (50 to follow) hope has a touch of class and the stamina test over a right hand track looks perfect for him. Restless Harry should be spot on for his recent run and can chase him home.
The Henry V111 sees As Dr Mee and Bristol De Mai go head to head with Willows Saviour a danger too. Bristol Dr Mau is one of my 50 to follow but preference on this right hand track today is for As De Mee in a mouth watering contest.
The Tingle Creek has some well publicised absentees and can go to Vibrato Valtat who can be a tricky ride but is only 6 and still improving.
At Aintree the testing conditions make another of my 50 to follow horses Goonyella a good each way prospect in the Becher Chase where the youngster Algernon Pazham can also be placed.
In the other race over the National fences he rejuvenated Double Ross looks a solid each way hope in the Grand Sefton though vulnerable to a well handicapped horse such as Mwaleshi.
Don Poli is my ante post interest in the Gold Cup after his festival victory in March. Today’s run in the Lotto chase is a stepping stone to that and is best watched in a race that includes National hero Many Clouds.
Many Clouds at Wetherby in October – photo JueBillRacing
The fare elsewhere is moderate but Kingswell Theatre is a decent sort if coping with Chepstows heavy ground.
At Wetherby Sue Smith can continue her good form with Vendor and Clan William the pick.