Decent day of racing ahead with three Grade 2, one Grade 3 and a listed races from Newbury and Warwick this afternoon. The going at both is soft. Plus we have Uttoxeter who are subject to a third inspection. If they do go ahead it will be attritional.
Two races for us to consider at Newbury.
Newbury 1.15 Read Paul Nicholls Exclusively At Betfair Novices´ Hurdle (CLASS 3)
High Bridge sets a high standard. Two from two this season including over C & D. Expected to win this before going to Cheltenham.
Azzerti is a best price 12/1 at present, which looks a bit of value.
High Bridge 11/10
Dead Right 11/2
Newbury 3.35 Betfair Hurdle (Handicap) (Grade 3)
2016 Cheltenham Champion bumper winner Ballyandy could well improve, but is very short in the market on hurdles form achieved.
I’m 6/1 the field on my tissue whilst the layers go as short as 7/2.
Little in the way of value at present. The bookmakers early mark up on the races of interest is too far tilted in their favour. I suppose the thinking is that Saturday punters will have a bet whatever. But as a professional you do not have bets just for the sake of it.
Should provide a few pointers for the festival this afternoon.