4 To Comply with: Pic-ture That

Four To Follow: A Day To Challenge

It’s the ultimate Grade One earlier than the Cheltenham Competition, the Ascot Chase, with one horse specifically seeking to make an enormous impression on the Gold Cup market. There’s additionally the intriguing Swinley Chase and Grand Nationwide Trial up at Haydock. Plus, the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton to make up this week’s 4 To Comply with.



Victtori’s In The Bag

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3:00 – Injured Jockeys Fund Ambassadors Programme Swinley Handicap Chase (Premier) – Victtorino @ 100/30 (William Hill, Boylesports, BetUK)

Thus far Victtorino is 2 for 2 at Ascot. His solely blip this season got here at Cheltenham, when stepped down in journey, and he didn’t appear to deal with it. Now again to a great journey, he’s solely 4 kilos larger than his earlier successful mark, the identical rise within the weights for his first win at Ascot. He holds no entry for Cheltenham and may have been aimed for this race as an alternative.

Revels Hill makes nice each-way enchantment, regardless of this being his first begin of the season. He races off the identical mark he was for this race final season, 137, when ending third. Coach Harry Fry says that he’s a spring horse, and in excellent spring-like circumstances he ought to relish the competitors and end lots nearer this time. Value having at 13/2 (BetVictor, Boylesports).


Straightforward Pic

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3:36 – Ascot Chase (Grade One) – Pic D’Orhy @ 15/8 (William Hill, Boylesports, BetUK)

Regardless of having an entry within the Ryanair, Pic D’Orhy ought to miss Cheltenham. This race is his Cheltenham. Second to a sure Shishkin final yr, his unbeaten streak was ended from a troublesome efficiency by Banbridge at Kempton. L’Homme Presse is taking the odd route of going intermediate earlier than long-distance and may simply need an additional run earlier than the primary intention. Attention-grabbing to see Ahoy Senor in right here, however Aintree would be the time to again him. Pic D’Orhy has been skilled for this race all season you are feeling.



Aiming For Grand Gold

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3:15 – Grand Nationwide Trial Handicap Chase (Premier) – My Silver Lining @ 6/1 (William Hill)

When My Silver Lining gained at Warwick, the cogs turned for Emma Lavelle and workforce. The Grand Nationwide is the intention for this horse and must win, at the least, one other race to be thought-about. With good type on heavy floor, a low weight within the race and by no means dropping under second in his final 5 races, it is smart to go for him on his path to the Grand Nationwide.

Nonetheless, a winner of the Grand Nationwide Trial has by no means gained the Grand Nationwide in the identical yr (Celebration Politics gained the Nationwide the yr earlier than, Purple Rum gained his first two Nationals earlier than his win within the Trial).

Iwilldoit has had a while to readjust his mark again to a good handicapping commonplace. His third within the Fleur De Lys made positive of that and is again competing, even higher with jockey Dylan Johnston claiming 5 kilos. He’s frivolously raced, with first rate expertise on heavy floor and seasoned long-distance travellers have a very good document within the race. Properly priced at 7/1 (Normal) to win his first race in over a yr.

Chambard nonetheless holds an opportunity at this race, regardless of being raised seven kilos for his win within the Becher Chase. It didn’t go to plan within the Welsh Nationwide, however Haydock could go well with a bit higher with no undulations. And, occurring his run within the Becher, there’s nobody higher within the race that may deal with bottomless floor. Outdoors worth, however not an outdoor probability at 22/1 (Normal).



Give You A Clue

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2:05 – Kingwell Hurdle (Grade Two) – Colonel Mustard @ 11/4 (William Hill)

The one motive Rubaud can’t be backed is due to a hefty penalty he carries. That provides Colonel Mustard an enormous benefit, now again over hurdles after a disappointing time chasing. Loads on this subject gained’t just like the heavy floor, however Colonel Mustard is the most effective rated horse and has the worth going for him as Rubaud drifts available in the market.

The perfect of luck!

Author: Patrick Thomas