September and October are transitional months. On the flat we have plenty of big handicaps, late season juveniles, exposed types and those who haven’t yet given their true form. The flat winds down and the main jumps season is just starting to emerge. It is a mixture that is best picked through selectively. Too many get their fingers burnt at this time of year chasing so called ‘inside information.’
Two races to briefly look at today. Like most of this week, there is a lack of quality and value.
Clem Fandango is a noted horse who has been running consistently well.
Today’s conditions will suit and is expected to go close. I tentatively go 3/1.
3.30 Newton Abbot
A difficult race to be confident about, but for various reasons I have reservations concerning the market leaders.
Generous Chief isn’t an easy ride, but I provisionally have him as my 5/1 favourite in an open race.
2016/17 Jumps Campaign
Next week sees the midweek two-dayer at Perth. The first signs of the better class jumpers coming onto the course for the seven month season ahead. Go to: www.slh.co.uk for the latest membership terms and your free information pack.
Further increase in profits this week with a good 9/2 winner.