Charlie Corridor Chase 2023 | Thyme to win for Hill

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The Breeders’ Cup kicked off weekend of racing motion final evening and earlier than they regain the baton later as we speak, eyes will flip to Charlie Corridor Chase Day at Wetherby alongside an intriguing card at Ascot.

There are just a few horses that I wish to be on the facet of as we speak, so let’s dive straight in.


1:15 Wetherby – Eaton Collina @ 6/1 with William Hill – 1pt EW

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For anybody who watched the most recent Solely Fools Love Horses video, you’ll have a pleasant ante-post docket for Eaton Collina at 10/1 who’s now just a few factors shorter.

Kerry Lee’s eight-year-old gained twice as a novice chaser in early 2023, certainly one of which was a 20-length demolition at Ascot in April and the opposite occurred at Chepstow in February; he beat Triple Commerce, Joe Tizzard’s progressive seven-year-old that has improved 16 kilos because the run, on latter of these victories, so the shape appears good.

Eaton Collina places in an honest spherical of leaping to win at @Ascot for Richard Patrick and @beaubai.

Gamaret took a nasty fall earlier within the race – we’ll replace when we’ve got any additional information.

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) April 2, 2023

Though he was overwhelmed on seasonal reappearance in 2022 and 2021, Lee has had her horses match and firing for his or her first runs this season, notably with Nemean Lion within the Welsh Champion Hurdle and Kraqueline at Wincanton on October twenty ninth.

If so, Eaton Collina appears like a typical enhancing kind and hopefully, his mark of 118 continues to be workable.


2:05 Ascot – Saint Segal @ 9/2 with BetVictor – 1pt Win

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The primary of my choices from Ascot is available in a aggressive contest over two miles, and after a lot deliberation, Saint Segal is the one which I’ve fallen on.

Firstly, I admire the notion that horses skilled by Jane Williams have a tendency to return on for his or her first run of the season – as proven with this horse final season – however the market is constructive for his possibilities and he’s had loads of time to prepare for as we speak.

The five-year-old by Saint Des Saints relished fences final season with two wins and a staying-on second to his title.

Good efficiency! Saint Segal makes it two from two over fences in good model for David Noonan and @NandJ_WilliamsR at @HerefordRaces…

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) January 4, 2023

His Hereford success in early January occurred on mushy floor, suggesting as we speak’s situations will swimsuit him properly, and he even put up efficiency on fast floor at Doncaster 23 days later, exhibiting he has a giant engine.

Studying feedback from Williams in James Stevens’ 2023/24 Horses To Comply with (South West Version), connections love this horse at house and a score of 137 appears lenient.

2023/24 Horses To Comply with
(South West version)

🗣️ 𝘏𝘦’𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦

🗣️ 𝘞𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘮

12 secure visits, loads of hidden gems and utterly free to learn! Get pleasure from.

RTs Appreciated!

— James Stevens (@JamesStevens180) October 12, 2023

With just a few in right here probably on the high of their handicap mark or with larger targets down the road, as we speak may very well be the day to catch Saint Segal on his first run after a wind-op.


2:25 Wetherby – Thyme Hill @ 2/1 with Betvictor – 2pt Win

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The Grade 2 bet365 Hurdle has simply six choices to choose from this yr, and the favorite Thyme Hill appears like the plain one for motive.

Though final season didn’t go to plan over fences, the nine-year-old nonetheless retained his capability on the monitor when bolting up at Exeter on his chasing debut earlier than his commanding show within the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase on Boxing Day.

👀 Thyme Hill – a primary G1 win over fences

The Stayers’ Hurdle runner-up takes an enormous step ahead with the addition of cheekpieces to land the @Ladbrokes Kauto Star Novices’ Chase @kemptonparkrace for @PJHobbs1 & Tom O’Brien

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) December 26, 2022

His two losses over fences got here when the bottom was too fast at Newbury in November and when by no means firing through the Grade 1 Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham.

At the moment, he comes into the race on the again of a 189-day break, one thing he’s not averse to doing as he gained on seasonal reappearance in 2022, 2020, and 2019 in addition to his win within the 2021 Grade 1 Ryanair Stayers Hurdle at Aintree following a 112-day break.

♥️ Thyme Hill is all coronary heart!

Success for Tom O’Brien & @PJHobbs1 as Thyme Hill lands the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle in an exciting battle with Roksana at @AintreeRaces

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) April 10, 2021

Together with his good document on mushy and heavy floor – as proven by his second to Paisley Park within the 2020 Lengthy Stroll Hurdle on heavy and second to Flooring Porter within the 2022 Stayers’ Hurdle on mushy – lots is seemingly in his favour as we speak.


2:40 Ascot – Ten Lengths Tom @ 5/1 Normal – 1pt EW

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Betting in novice hurdles in October is dangerous enterprise at the most effective of occasions, not to mention when the bottom is testing, however there’s loads to love concerning the profile of Ten Lengths Tom for the Tom Lacey yard.

The four-year-old ran in two bumpers final season, the primary of which occurred at Sandown when sandwiched by a pair of Paul Nicholls runners on good to mushy floor.

👀 Inthewaterside – deeply spectacular

Doubles for @PFNicholls & @adrianheskin as €90,000 buy Inthewaterside readily delivers within the finale at @Sandownpark

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) February 4, 2023

The thrilling Inthewaterside gained the race, a horse who gained on hurdling debut at Aintree earlier this week, with the well-regarded Wrappedupinmay eight lengths behind in third.

The Mount Nelson gelding then went to Warwick for his subsequent begin and bolted up by five-and-a-half lengths having travelled cooly into the race below Stan Sheppard earlier than he was requested to quicken away with simply over a furlong in the past.

Ten Lengths Tom @StanSheppard9 @tflacey @WarwickRaces 🐎

— Glenn (@Crazyg07231486) March 12, 2023

He confirmed a formidable flip of foot over two miles that day in what was deplorable situations at Warwick, suggesting as we speak’s deep floor at Ascot ought to trigger no points.

The 2 horses forward of him out there – Jango Baie and Tellherthename – come from the point-to-point scene, so with the prospect that each of them may have additional in time after as we speak’s hurdling debut, Ten Lengths Tom appears like a stable contender.


3:15 Ascot – Altobelli @ 4/1 with William Hill – 2pt Win

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The type of Harry Fry’s yard over the previous couple of weeks makes for robust studying, although that may hopefully change with Altobelli within the 3:15 at Ascot.

The five-year-old by Maxios was well-spoken of by connections final season as a novice hurdler to comply with and his 25-length victory at Carlisle actually confirmed his booming capability.

A uncooked expertise!

Altobelli appears somewhat inexperienced however is sweet sufficient to make a successful begin over hurdles at @FfosLasRC for @HarryFryRacing1 and @Bryan_Carver_…

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) December 22, 2022

Issues didn’t go his means when despatched to the Grade 1 High Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree in April, although I’m joyful to forgive him because it was his first outing in a Grade 1 on ever-quickening Aintree floor.

Though Fry could have one eye on the Betfair Change Trophy Handicap Hurdle over course and distance in December, his type of beating Uncle Bert (a two-time hurdles winner since) and Ginny’s Future (rated 135 over hurdles) final season is difficult to disregard.

Connections assume Altobelli is a Graded horse within the making, so off his present mark of 131 in situations that ought to swimsuit, hopefully he’s bang on to take house this £60,000 contest.

Author: Patrick Thomas