Hereford 2.00 13 Clondaw Rigger @ 12/1 / 6 Handsome Sam @ 12/1 - both each way
(split normal 1 point each way in half and back 1/2 point each way each horse preferably with SkyBet - enhanced to 4th place)
I want to attack this race for a couple of reasons, firstly, there is very little proven form at the trip of 3 miles and 2 Furlongs
and these are "novice" Chasers although their age and experience over Hurdles and Point 2 Point varies dramatically and also SkyBet
offer enhanced odds to 4th place so a chance to have a bash at a couple at nice prices. I will therefore halve my stakes between the
2 selections, if you wish to back full stakes it is your choice but I won't be doing so myself.
Baron Du Plessis and Steel Native are understandably at the head of the market but I can't see much value in either other than in
Forecast or Tricast perms, they may come home 1-2 but not convinced about trip for either here. Heavenly Promise is of some interest
but again the trip concerns me and one I do like is CLONDAW RIGGER at the bottom of the Handicap. It's best 2 runs were it's last one
at Uttoxeter and also a 3 mile Point to Point on Yielding; that stamina and heavy ground form look ideal here and one other point to note;
in that emphatic Point 2 Point win the runner up was De Rasher Counter; that has franked the form plenty now rated 124!!! and Clondaw
runs here off a mark of 79!!!. The other one we have backed a couple of times and form has been franked by stablemate TB Broke Her
since, that is HANDSOME SAM; got involved in a battle here last time and didn't quite get home to compete but some solid Chasers in
there and this is less competitive and if they ride with a bit more restraint; looks cracking value at 12/1.