With Sedgefield abandoned we are left with just the one turf meeting at Huntingdon today. The going is currently Good to Soft and the big factor will be the strong winds expected to sweep across the course. Riding expertise will play a large part.
There are already quite a few non-runners and that may increase if there are difficulties reaching the course and conditions get worse.
Two races to focus on:
Very open race despite the three non-runners already declared.
Midnight Folie could be well handicapped and is worth keeping an eye on, but has to prove she handles ground and stays trip.
Water Wagtail is more exposed, but handles conditions and is expected to run well.
I price the market leaders as follows:
Water Wagtail 4/1
Wait a Second 11/2
Midnight Folie 11/2
The Jugopolist 8/1
Huntingdon races2.50 Hunt
Difficult race to be confident about with ex French trained Divin Bere having first start for Nicky Henderson.
Master Blueyes was noted on latest start and is not one I would oppose.
I go 5/4 the pair.
Prospects for tomorrow look a lot brighter when we have three jumps meetings to go at.