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Ascot and Haydock 17/12/16


12.40 Ballinure e/w

1.15 Caid Du Berlais

1.50 Jonny Ogg, Dark Flame, Ravens Tower e/w

2.25 Ballyoptic e/w 50TF

3.00 Le Mercurey, Minella Dandy e/w

3.35 Stenrubin, Meet The Legend e/w


11.50 Pokura Du Lys

12.20 Buveur D’Air

12.55 Jenny’s Melody e/w

1.30 Whispering Harry e/w

2.05 Colin’s Sister 50TF, Tearsofclewbay 50TF

2.40 Yala Enka, De Vous A Moi e/w

3.15 Draytonian, Sharp Response e/w


Haydock, Ascot, Huntingdon 19/11/16


12.40 Connectable

1.15 Rigadin De Beauchene, Chase The Spud e/w

2.25 Yala Enki, Westeen Warrior e/w

3.00 Cue Card

3.35 Straidnahanna and De Vous A Moi e/w


12.25 Aloomomo

12.55 Duelling Banjos and Potters Corner e/w

1.30 Miss Estela

2.05 Gods Own

2.40 Yanworth

3.15 Vaniteux and Some Buckle e/w

3.50 Silver Kayf e/w


12.05 Robinese

12.35 Alexander The Grey e/w

1.05 The Organist

2.15 Hepijeu


Each way options galore at Haydock


Can you spot the Easter Bunny? Harlow Carr, Harrogate

May still have a post Cheltenham look to it in terms of quality but no complaints about field sizes at Haydock in particular on a day when a forecast storm threatens to be a key factor on going changes at all today’s racing.

Today’s selections :


Ma Filluele could be answer to Ascot chase

Ma Filleule could be the answer to the Ascot chase if back to her best which saw her finish second in last year’s Ryanair. With question marks against the likes of Silviniaco Conti and Dynaste (below), Ma Filleule  can take advantage.


At Haydock a case can be made for all 8 runners in the National trial but I take Rigadin De Beauchene and Cloudy Too against the field.

Box Office should be spot on for the Pertemps qualifier at Haydock with Isaactstown Lad also worth an each way interest.

Today’s selections


Virak can take the major prize this time.


Un De Sceaux before winning the Arkle chase. – JueBillRacing

Having twice chased home the improving Wakanda this season Virak can gain deserved compensation by taking the Peter Marsh chase at Haydock today. Two from two at the course and he acts on testing ground make him a sound each way proposition. Fungal Bay is capable of winning a  prize like this too. Decent hurdler Reve De Sivola has yet to convince over fences.

Bristol De Mai is a bold jumper who will take all the beating in the 1.30. The same can be said for Corrin Wood though he’s a riskier proposition over the smaller obstacles but worth a punt in the 1.00.

Will this be the day they pull stumps on The New Ones third champion hurdle bid. I wouldn’t be keen to back him odds on today.

Vintage Clouds was caught flat footed at the last here in December but this longer trip should prevent a repeat and he is a confident tip to end the meeting on a high under Danny Cook.

At Ascot Un De Sceaux should confirm his Champion chase supremacy in the Clarence House chase.

Zulu Oscar should be suited by this longer trip in the 2.25 where Value At Risk is of interest following his unsuccessful ventures over fences.

It’s difficult not be captured by another Harry Fry runner Desert Queen and she could upset the Mullins hotoot if Noel Fehiky can nurse her home.

Salubrious looks to have a great each way chance in the 3.35 for Paul. Nicholls.

At Taunton Blue Buttons (below) can complete a succesful day for Harry Fry.


Wakanda can take the Silver Cup back up North

Readers won’t be surprised that I’m not planning to desert my favourite Wakanda as he embarks to plunder Ascot’s Silver cup on a rare excursion down south by his trainer Sue Smith.

Winner of the Rehearsal Chase 4 weeks ago he is still on the upgrade and is a gutsy front runner who might just repel all challengers for his biggest pay day yet.

Wakanda leads Virak over the last at Newcastle 4 weeks ago.

The Young Master was my Hennessy tip and could well make amends here whilst Virak will have his backers to get revenge on Wakanda for their last meeting.

Elsewhere Voix D”Eau is my nap in the Graduation Chase and Hurricane Hollow looks on a handy mark for each way backers in the Ladbroke where Rayvin Black is worth an interest too.

Cloudy Too could make it a memorable day for Sue Smith by taking the Tommy Whittle at Haydock in what looks a sub standard renewal.

Today’s selections :


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