Good to Soft is the general going today after a cold frosty night. Newcastle is on after a second inspection. We stay at Newbury for two races, starting with the Henneesy.
3.10 Newbury Hennessy Gold Cup Chase (Handicap) (Grade 3)
Richest handicap chase this side of the Grand National. A 10/1 the field race with very few completely ruled out.
At the top end of the market Un Temps Pour Tout makes most appeal.
His from the front win over hurdles on reappearance has set him up perfectly for today’s race.
At the weights Holywell ties in with Un Temps Pour Tout on Cheltenham Festival form. However he finished tailed off on his reappearance over hurdles.
Triolo D’Alene won this race in 2013. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him run well today at big odds. Plenty of 33/1 around this morning if you fancy another each way punt following yesterday’s e/w option which came in at 5/1 having been as big as 13/2 in the morning.
3.45 Newbury bet365 Handicap Chase (For The Jim Joel Memorial Trophy) (CLASS 2)
Parsnip Pete finished behind Raven’s Tower at Aintree three weeks ago and was giving 11lb to the winner. He is expected to improve for that effort and can reverse that form today.
The form of Imjoeking’s Kelso win is working out nicely. He is a prominent runner who jumps well and is expected to figure.
I have Parsnip Pete and Imjoeking as 11/2 joint favs on my tissue.
Great day of racing which I hope you enjoy. Back on Friday, in the meantime get your free noted horses at: www.slh.co.uk