4 To Observe: A Poor Turnout

Four To Follow: A Poor Turnout

It’s the primary home Grade One of many season, the Betfair Chase at Haydock, that includes a high-class, but small, discipline. It’s a poor turnout for Ascot’s two Grade Two races, which incorporates the return of a sure Shishkin. The handicap spotlight is an intriguing three-mile contest, so let’s get caught in to this week’s 4 To Observe.

 

Haydock

Lord of the ‘Dock

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2:20 – “Serial Winners” Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle (Premier H’cap) – Lord Snootie @ 9/1 (Boylesports)

Crambo is a really likeable sort, however no favorite has received this race in 13 years. Due to this fact 11/4 provides no worth in any respect.

Lord Snootie is again within the UK after two runs in Eire, one credible fifth at Punchestown. Trewlawne beat Lord Snootie at Uttoxeter on his earlier British begin, and has backed the shape with a successful chase debut. The 2-pound is lenient and, regardless of being flippantly raced, the bottom will probably be very best with a 3 mile point-to-point win approaching comparable floor.

Goshhowposh is one other that makes some enchantment. handicap mark of 121 will go well with, after 4 profession runs. His run at Exeter noticed him win, going away from the sphere and the step up in journey will go well with. He has by no means completed exterior the highest 4, and may handle a 4 pound rise to be up there on the end. 11/1 (William Hill)

Emitom appears to have discovered a brand new lease of life after to transferring to Alan King. A win first trip for the brand new steady, and a second on seasonal reappearance, he’s bought one thing within the tank for a nine-year-old.

He was a winner of the Rendlesham Hurdle, again in 2020, over C&D, however fell off the ladder earlier than transferring steady. A mark of 127 received’t bother him and a good worth of 12/1 (Normal) is one to take.

 

Man Towards Boys

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3:00 – Betfair Chase (Grade One) – Bravemansgame @ 4/5 (William Hill, BetUK)

It appears self-explanatory. If Bravemansgame didn’t characteristic, it might be a poor Grade One. It’s a poor turnout anyway, however Bravemansgame ought to outclass the sphere.

Dan Skelton’s runners aren’t firing first trip, which casts doubt over Protektorat. Royale Pagaille will need it a lot softer than marketed. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see what Corach Rambler does in Grade One firm, and he’s a likeable determine. Greatest wager for me can be a tricast of Bravemansgame, Corach Rambler and Royale Pagaille.

 

Ascot

Smashing Shish, Poor Pic

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1:30 – 1965 Chase (Grade Two) – Shishkin @ 4/6 (Normal)

1965 was the yr that Ascot launched soar racing to the monitor. What’s a premier racing monitor/venue ought to have bulging discipline sizes. Right this moment 39 runners (pre non-runners) will participate. It’s an extremely poor turnout, nevertheless it’s made up by the return of Shishkin. When individuals thought he was avoiding a tricky journey first trip, I feel had been mistaken. This an ideal race to get his season began, and a déjà vu match with Pic D’orhy too.

 

The Different Stage

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2:05 – Coral Hurdle (Grade Two) – Theatre Glory @ 11/4 (BetUK)

Nicky Henderson has been notably bullish about this horse, and I can help him on that view. Goshen is all the time inconsistent and received a low-class renewal final season. Blueking D’Oroux was a good winner at Cheltenham in October however was hardly examined. Robust Chief was vastly disappointing within the Welsh Champion Hurdle. And, Sceau Royal has his finest races behind him. By technique of elimination, Theatre Glory is the choose.

The perfect of luck!

Author: Patrick Thomas