Good afternoon of racing ahead including three jumps meetings from Wetherby, Ayr and the first card of the season from Ascot. Going to look at three races from Wetherby where the going is Soft with light rain forecast.
1.30 1m7f Happy 50th Birthday Jayne Forth Novices’ Chase (Class 3) (4yo+)
Born Survivor has point to point experience and shouldn’t lack for fitness on chasing debut. Evens my provisional tissue.
2.05 2m olbg.com Mares’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (Class 1) (4yo+)
Soft ground is a concern for favourite La Bague Au Roi.
Lady Buttons worth a look in a race which is very difficult to price. Currently a best priced 8/1.
3.15 3m bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1) (5yo+)
A repeat of Coneygree’s last run in the Punchestown Gold Cup would make him very difficult to beat.
Cue Card is the obvious danger.
Bristol De Mai worth a close look. I’m hoping he can get back to his best after disappointing on his last three starts.
Impossible race to price with confidence.
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