4 To Comply with: He Ain’t Heavy

Sandown

As a lot as we wouldn’t prefer it to be, the bottom is fairly heavy going on the market. Within the house of per week we’ve gone from freezing over to a bottomless pit. However a drop of rain gained’t spoil the celebration, as there’s some high class motion at Sandown, plus motion over the Nationwide fences at Aintree.

 

Sandown

Love Is All Round

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1:15 – Combating Fifth Hurdle (Grade One) – Love Envoi @ 7/1 (888Sport)

With the bottom wanting on the boggy aspect, and extra rain anticipated in a single day, it’s unlikely we’ll see Structure Hill. Which makes the race large open, till you see gentle floor specialist Love Envoi within the combine. Count on Love Envoi to be short-odds favorite if the unbeaten Champion horse is pulled out. Love Envoi all the time makes a superb impression on reappearance and may construct on her defeat to Honeysuckle within the Mares’ Hurdle on the Competition.

 

The Occasion’s A Bit Heavy

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1:50 – Henry VIII Novice’s Chase (Grade One) – Surprising Occasion @ 4/1 (Normal)

It’s bizarre to see Surprising Occasion on this race, twelve months on from ending third final 12 months. He’s by far essentially the most skilled within the group, and in open firm appears to be threatening. He’s the very best rated horse within the discipline and given the scenario with potential Arkle hopes from the UK, he ought to have these on toast. Floor gained’t be an issue and is stepping again in journey in one other weak wanting Grade One Novice Chase.

 

Fontaine Of Youth

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3:35 – London Nationwide Handicap Chase – Fontaine Collonges @ 16/5 (BetVictor)

This race is all the time a spotlight because it means we’re getting nearer to that yuletide deal with of the Welsh Nationwide. And with the Trial occurring at this time at Chepstow, it’s value a pivotal take a look at each. Mud lovers want apply for each races, and at Sandown one springs to thoughts.

Fontaine Collonges has the making of staying chaser, and the extra mud the higher for her. She’s first day trip this season for Venetia Williams, who everyone knows is in nice fettle. Ned Fox claims an important 5 kilos, to make her weight much more enticing. A wind operation will excuse the poor run on the Competition and put her proper within the image for at this time’s heavy going take a look at.

One other mud-lover at Sandown is Truckers Lodge. Stunning that Paul Nicholls selected to return right here as a substitute of Chepstow, the previous Welsh Nationwide winner has the situations in his favour. He was unfortunate when introduced down at Cheltenham, although he might not have gained within the firmer situations that day. The 11-year-old can nonetheless present some class in a race that would simply crumble. Price a shout at 10/1 (Betfred, BetVictor, BetUK).

 

Aintree

That Similar Lad Once more

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2:05 – Boylesports Becher Handicap Chase (Premier) – Ashtown Lad @ 5/1 (William Hill)

It all the time helps when you’ve some expertise in testing situations, and over the toughest fences within the land. Ashtown Lad ticks each these packing containers. His handicap mark was protected by the Skelton’s who ran him in hurdle races earlier than a poor run within the Topham Chase. He blew the cobwebs off at Wincanton within the Badger Beers and is simply two kilos larger than final 12 months’s mark. Harry Skelton additionally decides to return right here as a substitute of Sandown, which might show key to Ashtown Lad’s probabilities.

The Large Breakaway additionally ticks the packing containers that Ashtown Lad does, however at a more healthy value. He completed fifth within the Badger Beers however sees his handicap mark drop two kilos. A drop like that would show pivotal. He has expertise across the Nationwide fences, though will want higher luck than falling on the second. A shout at 15/2 (888Sport).

The easiest of luck!

Author: Patrick Thomas