MICHAEL GOULD SHOWCASE - Worcester 1.50 1 Master Sunrise @ 5/1 (1 point win*) / 9 Culm Counsellor @ 14/1 (16's early with PP/BV) + 2Gem @ 9/1
(back Culm Counsellor +Gem at 1/2 point each way) - SKYBET go odds to 4th so use if you possibly can to optimise profit chances
I think that both market leaders Cruising Bye (a 12 year old best on softer Going than this) and Thoonavolla (pulled up in some distress last time and on last 3 runs at Worcester) are worth opposing even if obvious dangers. I think the one they all have to beat is MASTER SUNRISE, whose Hunter Chase form ties in nicely here off this mark and who is running in optimum conditions over ideal trip. I have decided on a 1 point win bet, if you want to take the each way saver at 5/1, I would not put you off.
It is moderate quality but a couple caught my eye at decent pricesGEM comes from a yard bang in form; as they often are under these conditions. It is another who gets ideal conditions off a nice mark, the only doubt is the trip, but it has run well enough over it to see if as a niggle rather than an excuse, and I doubt if the first mile will be raced at any great pace. The other one lurking off a very nice mark is CULM COUNSELLOR ; a better hurdler than Chaser, so a return to these soft portable Chase Fences should allay any Chasing concerns, and best Chase runs have been on easy tracks like this. It needed its return and will be better for it and another off a very nice mark worth a small punt.